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Ranked #1 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Gardens; Trails
Owner description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 250 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through... more » Owner description: Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a natural wonder on 250 acres of shorefront in mid-coast Maine. Strolling through spectacular ornamental gardens and traversing miles of waterfront and woodland trails, visitors are delighted by the beautiful plantings, impressive stonework, waterfalls and fountains, and scenic views. It’s no wonder the Gardens have been hailed as one of Maine’s top three attractions. The Gardens are open 9-5 year-round, with a much-praised café and gift shop open seasonally. A visit at any time is a memorable experience. « less
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Ranked #2 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Lighthouses

Permaquid Point Lighthouse is about a 40 min drive from Boothbay. It is the lighthouse that is on Maine's Quarter and one of the most photographed lighthouses. You can walk up 30... more »

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Mount Battie (Camden)
Ranked #3 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Mountains
A one-hour-up/one-hour-back hiking trip is the best way to see this mountain.
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Cabbage Island (Boothbay Harbor)
Ranked #4 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Islands
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Ranked #5 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: State Parks; Beaches; Nature/ Wildlife Areas
State park and beach area that is located on a peninsula near Bath, Maine.
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Ranked #6 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. Indoors,... more » Owner description: Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine. Indoors, visitors enjoy air-conditioned galleries with exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages. Outdoors, visitors can join a guided tour or stroll through the historic Percy & Small shipyard and see how many of the world's largest wooden sailing ships were built, learn about lobstering in the Maine Coast and Lobstering Exhibit, enjoy lunch under the towering sculpture of the schooner, Wyoming (the largest wooden sailing vessel built in North America), tour the Victorian-era Donnell House, watch wooden boats being built in the Museum boat ship, or play on a pirate ship. Seasonal river cruises allow visitors the best view of the area’s lighthouses and spectacular scenery, tours of Bath Iron Works provide the only public behind-the-scenes view of naval shipbuilding in the U.S., and the Grand Banks fishing schooner Sherman Zwicker is open to visitors. « less
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Ranked #7 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Art Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from... more » Owner description: Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum offers a nationally recognized collection of works from many of America’s greatest artists. With 20,000 square feet of gallery space and over 10,000 works in the collection, there is always something new on view at the Farnsworth. The museum has one of the nation's largest collections of works by sculptor Louise Nevelson. Its Wyeth Center features works of Andrew, N.C. and Jamie Wyeth. The Farnsworth's library is also housed in its Rockland, ME, campus. Two historic buildings, the Farnsworth Homestead and the Olson House, and Julia's Gallery for Young Artists complete the museum complex. « less
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Ranked #8 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: State Parks
Thirty miles of hiking trails keep the staunchest hiker trekking along.
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Ranked #9 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Museums; Specialty Museums
Antique planes and cars are on display.
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Bowdoin College (Brunswick)
Ranked #10 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Educational Sites
This small, elite college is located in Brunswick.
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Ranked #11 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Theaters
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Carousel Music Theater (Boothbay Harbor)
Ranked #12 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Theaters
Owner description: A Seasonal Dinner Theater in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We celebrate the singers and songs of the Great American Songbook from... more » Owner description: A Seasonal Dinner Theater in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. We celebrate the singers and songs of the Great American Songbook from the 1940's-1970's.Enjoy a light supper of Soup, Overstuffed Deli-Sandwich, Coffee and Dessert, while our Cast, who are also the wait-staff sing a cabaret. Then with dessert in front of you, watch as the curtain goes up on an original Comedy. « less
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Ranked #13 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Parks
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Ranked #14 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Lighthouses
Visitors can explore the beach area surrounding the lighthouse that was built at the beginning of the 20th century.
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Ranked #15 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Lighthouses; Specialty Museums; Libraries
Owner description: Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827, the lightkeeper's house is a museum and an art gallery... more » Owner description: Originally built during the presidency of John Quincy Adams in 1827, the lightkeeper's house is a museum and an art gallery is located on the grounds of this scenic lighthouse. « less
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Boothbay Region Land Trust (Boothbay Harbor)
Ranked #16 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #17 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #18 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Lighthouses; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #19 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Bodies of Water
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Reid State Park (Georgetown)
Ranked #20 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: State Parks; Beaches
This state park has two miles of hiking trails and a beautiful beach.
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Maine Street (Brunswick)
Ranked #21 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
This downtown main street has restaurants, cafes, boutiques and galleries.
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Ranked #22 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Specialty Museums
Owner description: Travel back in time to vintage Vacationland. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam... more » Owner description: Travel back in time to vintage Vacationland. Nowhere else in New England can you ride the rails behind an authentic steam locomotive surrounded by historic Maine buildings preserved in a recreated village, and view a superb collection of more than 60 antique automobiles. The Boothbay Railway Village is situated on thirty acres and features more than two dozen historic buildings and structures including Freeport Station (1911), Boothbay Town Hall (1847), Thorndike Station (1871) and Spruce Point Chapel (1927). The Museum is also home to a world class model railroad display currently under construction. It's so large it has it's own building! Throughout the season a wide variety of special events are hosted on the Village Green from vintage ball games to car shows and family festivals. The museum is also the only place in Maine to host Thomas the Tank Engine™ on his Day Out With Thomas™ Tour. Boys and girls of all ages enjoy meeting the #1 true blue engine from the Isle of Sodor right here in Boothbay! Pet-friendly (except during Day Out With Thomas™ & Fall Foliage Festival.) A unique location for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Located just 45 minutes from Freeport in the beautiful coastal community of Boothbay. « less
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Ranked #23 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Theaters; Operas; Civic Centers; Concerts
Owner description: The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to... more » Owner description: The Opera House was built in 1894 and is on the National Historic Registry. Each year nearly 100 live performances come to the old stage and include Grammy winners, international touring musicians and more. Expect to see a schedule filled with jazz, folk, classical, bluegrass, Celtic, country, and regionally-inspired music. The stage is also periodically home to theatre, comedy, magic and more. Open year 'round including December's Gingerbread Spectacular! Updated performance schedule on the website. Handicapped accessible. Bar open on the night's of performances. « less
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Monkey C Monkey Do (Wiscasset)
Ranked #24 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Sports Complexes
Owner description: Monkey C Monkey Do is Maine's Premier Aerial Adventure Park which features over 50 climbing elements, 6 Zip Lines and a 35 ft... more » Owner description: Monkey C Monkey Do is Maine's Premier Aerial Adventure Park which features over 50 climbing elements, 6 Zip Lines and a 35 ft Giant Swing. It's unique design makes it suitable for children as young as four with higher elements challenging enough for the most adventurous teen or college student. Group rates and team building packages are available, and reservations are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Operating season is from early to mid-May through Mid-October. « less
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Ranked #25 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Golf Courses
This golf course located on the Penobscot Bay offers beautiful views of the water.
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Ranked #26 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Monuments/ Statues
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Damariscove Island (Boothbay Harbor)
Ranked #27 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Islands
One of the nation's earliest settlement sites.
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Ranked #28 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Specialty Museums; Lighthouses
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Strand Theater (Rockland)
Ranked #29 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Movie Theaters; Theaters
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Ranked #30 of 133 attractions in Mid Coast Maine
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
Owner description: Added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1989, Camden's official historic district comprises fifty-eight... more » Owner description: Added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1989, Camden's official historic district comprises fifty-eight buildings on High Street between Main Street and Sherman Point Road. « less
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