- 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.
The Wilson Museum features exhibits to help people understand the growth of man's ability to make tools from the Paleolithic times to the Native Americans. Visitors see rocks, shells, ship models, reconstructed 1905 kitchen, and a Victorian Parlor.
Promoting theater and the arts in Castine and its surrounding area, Cold Comfort Theater features live dramatic performances throughout the year. Taught by a theater veteran, they also arrange and offer acting classes for youth.
Guldive Cruises offers two-hour excursions, sunset cruises, and specialty cruises at various locations along the Atlantic coast, and the Caribbean. The vessel that they use is 56 feet long, weigh 46 tons, and was designed by William Hand Jr.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many families used Castine, Maine, as their vacation destination, most notably Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Visitors to Main Street can see many restored buildings where small businesses and art galleries are located.
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The movie theater, Regal Clarks Pond 8 Cinema, offers 3D movie showings as well as discounts for senior citizens. The movie theater offers private screenings to camps, schools, groups, and non-profits organization.
Visitors can learn about the history of Castine at the Castine Historical Society by looking at maps, photographs, artifacts, essays, and books, particularly about the Penobscot Expedition, a Revolutionary War battle. The facility also hosts special exhibits on a regular basis.