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“Rainy day activity in Maine” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maine State Museum

Maine State Museum
230 State Street, Augusta, ME
207-287-2301
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Augusta
Type: History Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: The museum's four floors of world-class exhibits provide a chance to explore and discover the best of Maine, from the Ice Age to the 1960s. The museum is open from Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays and all state holidays.
Montville, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Rainy day activity in Maine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The Maine State Museum is an extraordinary place. It presents some great exhibits, highlighting the history of agriculture and manufacturing in Maine. Good for young and old.

Visited November 2012
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USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Wonderful State Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is an excellent museum. The permanent collection is impressive, from nature and wildlife to state industry and family life. We also enjoy the temporary exhibits, such as the history of Malaga Island. It's never crowded here, so you have plenty of room and time to soak up everything. The atmosphere is both child- and adult- friendly; and the prices are nice!

Visited August 2012
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Rockland, Maine
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Want to know Maine?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The Museum is not a stuffy repository, and no matter how much you already know (or don't), you will enjoy and learn from its exhibits, young and old.

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Rome, ME
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Grandkids were enthralled!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

Been there many times by ourselves, with one or two of our grandchildren and enjoy it every time. The kids really love it and are not bored and whining to do something else.

Visited September 2012
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Windsor, Maine
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79 reviews 79 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

This little museum is a joy. The exhibits are presented in a clear, informative way. A few hours here will give you a depth of knowledge of Maine which would be hard to find as easily in any other place. Most importantly, you will enjoy being here.

Visited September 2012
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