- TripBuzz found 61 things to do indoors in the Gardiner area. From Kennebec River Rail Trail to State Capitol, Gardiner offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 76 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 36 different types of things to do inside in or near Gardiner, Maine. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Scenic Railroads, History Museums, Theaters and Movie Theaters.
- There is 1 indoor activity in Gardiner, and 60 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Brunswick, Augusta, Damariscotta and Lewiston.
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.
Hosting regional hockey leagues and tournaments, Sparetime Recreation Augusta offers visitors a recreational bowling experience complete with shoe rentals and glow bowling. Visitors can purchase a party package that includes bowling games, refreshments, and more.
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.
61% 61 votes
171 Capitol Street, Suite 2, Augusta, ME 04330 MoreLess Info
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.
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.
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.
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.
79% 114 votes
284 Western Avenue at I-95, Augusta, ME 04330 MoreLess Info
Voted by the readers of Down East Magazine as the Best Spa in 2010 and 2011, the Spa at the Best Western Senator Inn has fitness and swimming facilities and its own restaurant, among others. It has plenty of packages, with the aim of satisfying the preferences of every client.
A ten-screen movie theater, Regal Augusta 10 displays first-run feature films using digital projection and RealD 3D. The theater offers reclining chairs, self-service and mobile ticketing, reserved seating and a lobby snack bar.