- 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.
A Morning in Maine is a 55 feet-long sails ship, which won in 2000 the award Best Sailboat at the Boston Antique and Classic Boat Festival. It offers its visitors trips in the Penobscot Bay and it can also be rented for special events.
An historical landmark in Maine, Skowhegan History House Museum contains early records and documents relative to the establishment and growth of the community. Some exhibits include period clothing, newspaper articles, paintings and antique furnishings.
Part of a local chain of refreshment stands and family recreation centers, Gifford's Miniature Golf is located behind their ice cream shop. The 18-hold putt-putt course and ice cream stand is open during the summer and fall vacation season.
Central Maine Family Fun Bowling Center features 16 USBC certified bowling lanes, an arcade room featuring Skeeball along with numerous arcade games, a Billiards room and food court. Regular leagues and tournaments are also available.
The land for Eagle Island State Park was given to the state of Maine by the family of North Pole explorer Robert E. Perry. After accessing the island by boat or kayak, visitors can hike trails, beachcomb, and seal watch while on the island that is now a bird sanctuary.