- Our list of the best things to do in Gardiner, Maine, features the top 108 nearby activities — including 49 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Gardiner, ME has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, Sights & Landmarks, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 2 things to do within the city of Gardiner, ME , followed by 106 popular activities in nearby cities, including Brunswick, Augusta, Bath, Damariscotta, Lewiston, Waterville, Boothbay, Wiscasset, Auburn, Topsham and Boothbay Harbor
The Governor Hill Mansion serves as a special events venue. The mansion contains four areas that can be rented: the Receiving room hosting up to 10 people, the Gold room hosting up to 15 people, the Parlor hosting up to 54 people, and Columbus Hall hosting up to 250 people.
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.
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.
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Voted by the readers of Down East Magazine as the Best Spa in 2010 and 2011, the Spa at the Best Western Senator Inn has fitness and swimming facilities and its own restaurant, among others. It has plenty of packages, with the aim of satisfying the preferences of every client.
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.
Located within an 18th century village in Maine, the Musical Wonder House is a themed museum. It showcases a wide variety of mechanical musical instruments dating back to the 18th century. The house itself is opulently decorated as the mansion of a successful sea captain and worth seeing.