- 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.
Museum LA serves a tribute to the social, economic, and technological history and legacy of Lewiston-Auburn and its community. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, programs, and special events like the current exhibit on the local music industry.
Visitors to Boothbay Railway Village can experience a bygone era that includes vintage automobiles, 19th century buildings and the steam locomotive exhibit that can be ridden through the village. The antique vehicles include cars over 100 years old.
Located on 85 acres, Thomas Point Beach & Campground offers an outdoor recreation area for family outings, camping, swimming, and more. The campground hosts yearly events like festivals, craft fairs, and private parties.
The Boothbay Railway Museum is ringed by a train track, and visitors can ride a model train to various museum locations. Displays include antique cars, toys, a replica of a classic fire house, and antique farming equipment.
Thomas Point Beach offers a playground, softball facility, volleyball area, and a kite flying area, along with a beach. The facility hosts numerous special events each year including bluegrass festivals, art festivals, car shows, craft shows, and Special Olympics.
Built in 1824 and enhanced during its almost 2 centuries of existence, the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum is dedicated to the hero of the Civil War which later became the Governor of Maine. It has collections depicting Chamberlain's life, family and career.
Studio 48 Performing Arts Center offers instruction in dance, theater, singing and acting with open classes and private lessons. Their dance classes include ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary as well as toddler classes.
The Joshua L. Chamberlain museum is located in the restored home of the Gettysburg hero who also served as governor and university president after the war. Daily tours through the museum are conducted by the local historical society.