- The list below includes 93 free or cheap things to do in or near Gardiner, Maine, including 77 different types of inexpensive activities like Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Railroads, History Museums and Movie Theaters.
- From Gardiner Waterfront to Kennebec River Rail Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gardiner and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brunswick, Augusta, Bath and Damariscotta.
Housed in a historic building constructed in 1878, the Bridgton Historical Society Museum seeks to provide visitors with educational information about the local area. Exhibits in the museum include historical railroad pieces and a 1911 Sears Automobile.
Composed of 66 acres of fields, woodlands and wetlands, Pondecherry Park has bridges and boardwalks as well as walking trails spanning two miles. The park is home to wildlife and the Kneeland Spring and has an educational amphitheater.
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9 Depot Street, Bridgton, ME 04009 MoreLess Info
Magic Lantern Theater & The Tannery Pub is a mixed venue with a theatre and separate pub area. The theater is a multi-screen cinema with a balcony that shows first run movies while the pub serves a variety of food.
Vinalhaven Historical Society is a history museum that maintains a collection of artifacts and memorabilia. Their focus is island history, tradition, and culture, and they feature an exhibit that centers on the turn-of-the-century granite industry.
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67 North High St. (Route 302), Bridgton, ME MoreLess Info
The Rufus Porter Museum and Cultural Heritage Center is a collection of the works of artist and inventor Rufus Porter. The museum offers murals, paintings and educational material related to Mr. Porter as well as a few other New England artists.
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35 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, ME 4107 MoreLess Info
A stable residing on 8.5 acres, Walnut Hill Equestrian Center provides lessons, training, and boarding, and offers access to riding trails. The facility welcomes all disciplines and specializes in Equitation, Dressage and Hunters/Jumpers.
Visitors can learn about the life and the works of artist and inventor Rufus Porter at the Rufus Porter Museum. This museum contains the largest selection of Porter miniatures and the only known image of Rufus Porter.