- TripBuzz found 86 things to do with kids in or near Gardiner, Maine, including 84 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Brunswick, Augusta, Bath and Boothbay.
- From Kennebec River Rail Trail to Gardiner Waterfront, the Gardiner area offers 79 different types of family activities, including: Piers & Boardwalks, Scenic Railroads, History Museums and Theaters.
- Known for its culture and historic architecture, Gardiner is a popular tourist destination of southern Maine. Offering a wealth of shopping opportunities and outdoor recreation, the city offers something for everyone. The city is also home to art venues, city parks and access to the Kennebec River for canoeing and kayaking.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Built in 1807, Castle Tucker gives a look into 150 years of a prominent family's history. Visitors can see three generations of Victorian-era possessions, including a grand piano, hand-painted fine china and an original spyglass used by Captain Richard Tucker.