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A Guide to Vacationland- Indoor Activities in Maine for Kids and Adults

Updated on June 1, 2012

Did You Know?

  • is almost as big as all five other New England states.. put together!
  • is one of the largest blueberry growing states in America.
  • is nationally famed for their seafood.
  • has over 25 ski areas.
  • has over 430k acres of state and national parks.
  • has 6k lakes and ponds and 5k rivers.
  • makes a variety of products, ranging from toothpicks to destroyers.

Visit Maine

If you're looking to take a trip this summer and have chosen Maine you're one smart person, because Maine is gorgeous, fun and relaxing. Even if you've moved to the area and are trying to get to know Maine, this should be helpful to you.

In Maine, nature welcomes you. As you walk through one of the many less populated areas, you'll notice the branches leaning into trails to meet you, and the fresh air sweeping through your lungs. But there is more to Maine than just beautiful outdoor treats for the senses. Indoor activities are just as great because people in Maine are very friendly in general, especially in spots meant for tourists, and old, small towns. Small pubs in Maine are a great place to make new friends, while experiencing foods, beers and wines that are very welcoming to your taste buds.

I've lived here most of my life. I was born and raised here, and moved away for a few years, returning as soon as I possibly could and never plan on leaving again. Maine is great!

Things to Do with Kids in Maine

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine:
142 Free St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

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Wonderful exhibits and activities for children of all ages, with play areas, fun educational toys and gift shop.

Color Me Mine:
245 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

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A pottery shop where you can go in and paint your own pottery. Fun for all ages and affordable!

Portland Head Light:
1000 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, USA

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A beautiful old lighthouse and museum. A must see for Maine tourists.

Maine State Aquarium:
194 McKown Point Rd, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, USA

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Maine Kids


Things to Do in Maine for Adults

Kittery Outlets:
306 State Rd, Eliot, ME 03903, USA

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One of the most visited tourist locations in Maine. Right near the border to New Hampshire.

Old Port and Portland's Downtown District:
549 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

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Packed full of awesome pubs and little shops. This is THE place to be in Maine for drinking, shopping, arts, socializing, music.

Freeport, ME, USA

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An huge strip of awesome outlet stores and shops, including L L Bean. You can spend an entire day here without being bored.

Gritty's Auburn:
68 Main St, Auburn, ME 04210, USA

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If you like beer, you cannot leave Maine without visiting one of the three Gritty's brew pubs. They brew their own beer right in the pub!

Gritty's Portland:
396 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

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All Gritty's locations have a comfortable, welcoming vibe. Everything is cozy and wooden, with art and great food. Try the best bitter

Gritty's Freeport:
Lower Main St, Freeport, ME 04032, USA

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This is with the other shops in Freeport! The Auburn location is actually my regular bar.

Gritty's, Maine



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      Karen Lackey 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      Great use of maps and amazing pictures! Beautiful hub, Cheds! Maine is one of the few states I have not been to and this makes me want to go more!

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      Healing Herbalist 

      6 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham Maine is spitting distance from my front yard. I know much of the state too. Great hub.


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