- TripBuzz found 32 things to do with kids in or near Augusta, Maine, including 19 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Damariscotta, Waterville, Wiscasset and Gardiner.
- From Children's Discovery Museum to The Bank Of Maine Ice Vault, the Augusta area offers 70 different types of family activities, including: Disc Golf, Bowling, Movie Theaters and Children's Museums.
- Augusta is the capital of Maine, but it is one of the smallest capital cities in the United States due to a population under 20,000. The urban area is located in the southern part of the state along the Kennebec River, which offers water-based recreation. Due to the origins of Augusta going back to the 1600s, many museums and historic architecture are at home in the city.
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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.
A state of the art, regulation sized ice rink, The Bank of Maine Ice Vault features conference rooms and a pro shop in addition to the ice area. It hosts public skating as well as organized hockey and figure skating.
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.
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.
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…
Porcupine Ridge Disc Golf is a linear 18-hole disc golf course for intermediate and pro players, located on 40 acres of land. The course features a mix of field and wooded play and includes many long drives.
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.
Old Fort Western was built in 1754, and is the oldest surviving wooden fort in America. Visitors can also see the James Howard that was inhabited by 1770, and the general store stocked with supplies sold by Howard to other settlers.