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Ten Awesome Places To Visit in the State of Maine

Updated on April 17, 2017

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Harris Farm Cross County Ski Center (Dayton, Maine)

Whether your a pro or beginner this ski resort is top notch. Ski slopes for different levels of experience are located at the center. A fancy restaurant and bar are located on the grounds as well as a beautiful view of the land. Their is also an area for snow boarding which is awesome although it's a smaller area of land.

The Ski area covers over 500 acres and do not forget to try Harris Farms famous chocolate milk. Even if your not big on Skiing then touring the dairy farm and veggie farm is an unbelievable experience especially for the uninitiated.

Skiing

Skiing is a fun activity to enjoy while visiting Maine. They have slopes for the beginner and the expert.
Skiing is a fun activity to enjoy while visiting Maine. They have slopes for the beginner and the expert. | Source

The State of Maine

Funtown Splashtown USA ( Saco, Maine)

Funtown USA is an awesome waterpark that has multiple slides, a lazy river and a wave pool. Several snack shops and places to eat are scattered all over the park. The beach area is a favorite because you can lay out in the sun and cool off in the wave pool.

Funtown also has an amusement park with several big thrill rides for adults and lots of kids rides like bumper cars too! This place is cool because it not only has a humongous arcade but lots of state fair type stuff like ring the bottle and win a stuffed animal and shooting basketball just to name a few. One aspect of the amusement park I like is that music is always played all day.

Water Park

Funtown in Maine has some awesome water rides throughout the park. Be sure to use sunscreen to prevent getting burned.
Funtown in Maine has some awesome water rides throughout the park. Be sure to use sunscreen to prevent getting burned. | Source

Cape Porpoise (Kennebuckport, Maine)

Cape Porpoise is a small village off the coast that hooks to Goose Rocks Beach. The lighthouse is a classic place to visit and a must take photo op. It's also a great place for romance if your all alone up there.

Boat tours take you to the small island and the lighthouse. A snack shop and gift store are on the premises. Video recording is allowed and should be done. The sites are something to behold indeed.

Beautiful Maine

Many areas of Maine, such as the one pictured, are simply beautiful. The state has lots of places to tour for its beauty.
Many areas of Maine, such as the one pictured, are simply beautiful. The state has lots of places to tour for its beauty. | Source

Beach Supplies

Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Flip Flops
Cooler
Towels
Snacks
Float
Visor
 
 
 
 
Eight essentials for the beach.

Crescent Beach State Park (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)

Crescent Beach Park has fishing, camping, boating, hiking and a swimming area. An area that has grills and roofed spots are across the way.

You can fish off the bank or from a boat. Truth be told you will catch more off the bank than from the boat. Make sure and have a fishing license.

Camp areas have restrooms, cleared out wooded spots and beautiful views. Sit back, relax and have a fantastic time.

When boating do not go past the huge cones into the swimming area and also watch out for other boaters passing by.

The Beach

Crescent Beach State Park has a swimming, fishing and camping area. Thousands of people frequent this area each year.
Crescent Beach State Park has a swimming, fishing and camping area. Thousands of people frequent this area each year. | Source

Maine Discovery Museum ( Bangor, Maine)

The Maine Discovery Museum has replicas and in some cases the originals on many historic items from history. Certain areas have tour guides to explain the miracles before you and how they were made to work.

All kinds of exhibits are on location including a dinosaur learning center. Food, drinks and a gift shop are on site as well. Sometimes traveling exhibits come to town and are on display. Hands on projects and videos are at the museum along with a deli and snack and gift shop.

You Never Know What Your Gonna Get

At the Discovery Museum you will get a hands on look at history and science. Some of the items at the Museum have a video recording preceding it.
At the Discovery Museum you will get a hands on look at history and science. Some of the items at the Museum have a video recording preceding it. | Source

Palace Playland (Orchard Beach, Maine)

This amusement park is located right in front of the beach and it has tons of rides and attractions for children and adults. When a rider is on the Ferris wheel or a roller coaster hill the ocean can be seen long and far.

The park features two fast roller coasters and several thrill rides for thrill seekers. Some of the rides are a carousel, Tea Cups, Tilt-A-Whirl and of course the fast swinging pirates ship.

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Boothbay Railway Village (Boothbay, Maine)

Boothbay Railway Village is a gigantic museum that features a working steam locomotive cruising around the grounds. Antique automobiles and other motorized items are on full display for those curious or wanting to learn a tad of history.

Most of the auto industry items located here are the real McCoy with only a few exact replicas. Some of the displays have charts demonstrating how they came to be.

Choo-Choo

The train ride is great because it gives you a tour around the Boothbay Village grounds which is an astonishing ride to say the least.
The train ride is great because it gives you a tour around the Boothbay Village grounds which is an astonishing ride to say the least. | Source

Victoria Mansion (Portland, Maine)

The Victoria Mansion was named a National Historic Landmark in 1971. The home was built in the 1850's and it covers less than one complete acre. It's four stories tall, Immaculately decorated and furnished and it has a museum on the grounds.

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York's Wild Kingdom (York Beach, Maine)

York's Wild Kingdom is a treat to go to over and over. It's a combination Zoo and Amusement Park. If your a fan of amusement park rides and activities plus you like the Zoo then your in for a treat.

While you stand in line for rides watch the tigers or bears. Also, some areas of animals are grouped together away from rides because of noise purposes.

Comedy Connection (Portland, Maine)

Famous stand up comics as well as amateurs on the way up frequent the Comedy Connection on a regular basis. The seating is roomy, the food is descent and they of course serve beverages.

A bar is on the right as you enter before you enter the auditorium.

Stand Up Comedy

The Comedy Connection features local acts and famous comedians as well. Spirits and food are served at your table as you laugh.
The Comedy Connection features local acts and famous comedians as well. Spirits and food are served at your table as you laugh. | Source

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