- The list below includes 34 free or cheap things to do in or near Waterville, Maine, including 71 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Art Gallery, Art Museum and History Museums.
- From Waterville City of to Colby College Museum of Art, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Waterville and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Augusta, Skowhegan and Gardiner.
Local geological history of Maine is put on display at Sonny's Museum which features exhibits of prominent rock and gemstone specimens. There is even an extensive retail store where guests can purchase stones, fossils, and even semi-precious gemstone jewelry.
The Marine State History Museum has over 500,000 artifacts in the history collection including the United States only viewable collection of Civil War Flags. Elsewhere in the museum, visitors can also see Maine's largest archaeological collection and natural history specimens dating back to 1830.
The Governor Hill Mansion serves as a special events venue. The mansion contains four areas that can be rented: the Receiving room hosting up to 10 people, the Gold room hosting up to 15 people, the Parlor hosting up to 54 people, and Columbus Hall hosting up to 250 people.
Built in 1832 from granite, the State Capitol was destroyed by fire in 1866. After it was rebuilt, it became the house of several museum collections, including a copy of the state Constitution and some pieces of currency from those days.
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At the Children's Discovery Museum, children can pretend they work in a restaurant, grocery store, construction, or bank. Children can also put on a puppet show, touch the marine life in the touch-tank, make music, create art, and climb into a tree house.
Charles Bulfinch, who also designed the U.S. Capitol, designed the Maine State House that opened in January 1832. Today, visitors can tour the state house and see historical portraits, a rotating display of modern artist, and special activities in the Hall of Flags.
The Viles Arboretum, formerly the Pine Tree State Arboretum, features a conifer collection, a lilac collection, a native plant garden, a rock garden, Urban & Community Forestry Collection containing 36 species of trees especially chosen for their ability to do well in an urban environment, along with many other…