Sightseeing in Auburn

Maine Maritime Museum – 50% Off

Bath

$50 $25

Knowledgeable docents can unveil collection on tours, as well as guided walks through two shipyards and Victorian-era shipbuilder's house

Up to 45% Off a Mountain-Biking Adventure

Parsonsfield

$180 $106

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Season pass grants unlimited access to 26 miles of backcountry trail; multiday guided cycling adventure traverses tree-lined terrain

Up to 45% Off Bailey Island Day Cruise

Old Port District

$50 $30

Narrated tour tells the history of Casco Bay as passengers sail past lighthouses and forts; 2-hour stopover allows strolls along the beaches

Up to 55% Off Cryptozoology-Museum Visits

Downtown

$14 $7

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Cryptozoological museum studies and informs visitors about creatures such as the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, and Fiji Mermaids

Up to 51% Off Membership to Skyline Farm Carriage Museum

North Yarmouth

$35 $17

Annual memberships grant access to special events and tours of a carriage museum with displays from the 18th century through the 1920s

Up to 68% Off Cider- and Kombucha-Brewery Tour 

Portland

$62 $31

Tart cider and probiotic-filled kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients grace tongues and fill 32-ounce growlers

50% Off Custom Framing

Lincolnville

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

33% Off Helicopter Tour for Three

Rangeley Lake Seaplane Base

$375 $250

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Up to three passengers seek moose and other wildlife near Rangeley and Mooselookmeguntic Lakes, the Upper Dam, and the Kennebago River

Ogunquit Museum Of American Art – Up to 50% Off a Visit

Ogunquit

$20 $11

Oceanfront museum exclusively exhibits American works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photography, and graphics

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Shaking hands with a starfish, choreographing a puppet show, and drafting a system of roads and bridges in a single day no longer requires a college degree or being a Nickelodeon executive's son. At Children’s Discovery Museum, hands-on, informative exhibits engage kids' bodies and minds, meting out a palpable understanding of the world under the guise of role playing and interactive fun.

Children can introduce themselves to their coastal counterparts in the Touch Tank for Kids, where crabs scuttle and sea cucumbers swim away from predatory pickle jars. A bona fide Maine campground, equipped by L.L.Bean with tents, backpacks, and live animals, makes a great stomping ground for active legs and imparts the importance of conservation. A functional theater provides a venue for young directors to stage puppet shows and musicals, and bank counters and restaurant kitchens spark imaginative scenarios as kids learn the basics of counting change, preparing healthy meals, and coercing ketchup out of glass jars.

265 Water St
Augusta,
ME
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Founded in 1822, the Maine Historical Society is the third oldest state historical society in the nation, and curates museums, programs, and events to celebrate the state's long history. The MHS Museum features a collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, including pieces of Native American archaeological material, political memorabilia, and pictures of the first governor with his head caught in a lobster trap. The society's 1-acre campus is also home to the the Wadsworth-Longfellow House, the childhood home of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poet best known for penning "Paul Revere's Ride" and The Song of Hiawatha. Membership to the society includes invitations to exhibit openings, member parties, lectures, trips, access to the Brown Research library, a subscription to the Maine History Journal, and a 10% discount at the museum store, web store, and all vintage Maine image purchases.

489 Congress St
Portland,
ME
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Elizabeth Moss is dedicated to recognizing Maine’s role in American Fine Art—in particular, the 20th century contemporary tradition.

Elizabeth Moss, MA, fell in love with Maine during a summer excursion to Monhegan Island from Washington, D.C.

251 US Route 1
Falmouth,
ME
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The Narrow Gauge Railroad train ride takes guests on a 35- to 40-minute adventure in an antique 1846 railcar scooting along the restored 2-foot track. From the plush, velvety seats, visitors can peer at the abundance of sights, such as the 1875 Portland breakwater lighthouse and the elusive Frankenmoose, while listening to factual orations by the conductor or guest docent. After ingesting the panoramic Casco Bay from the tassel-framed glass windows, riders can peruse the past in the museum, which collects informative displays, historic railcars and interactive conductors.

58 Fore St
Portland,
ME
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Whether leading visitors along the historic streets of Old Port or along the craggy coast near Portland's harbor in a trolley, the guides at Maine Foodie Tours regale visitors with background on the area's artisan cuisine. Each of them partners with local culinary artisans to uncover historical tidbits about dishes or reminiscences about the days when whoopie pies were still carved out of wood. On walking tours, they explain how fish houses, canneries, and textile mills have given way to coffee shops, bakeries, and restaurants, stopping for samples of fish, cheese, and microbrews to illustrate each point. On chocolate tours, they may explore the history of the cocoa bean by leading guests to confectioneries that craft cupcakes, ice cream, fudge, and truffles. In the spring, summer, and fall, Maine Foodie Tours offers other excursions, such as trolley and bike tours.

223 Commercial Street
Portland,
Maine
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Since Portland Museum of Art opened in 1882, its collection has blossomed to include more than 17,000 pieces of art from the 18th century to the present day. Amid works of sculpture, ceramics, and furniture, the museum sports paintings by European luminaries, such as Claude Monet and Pablo Picasso. At its core, however, are works by Maine artists.

Roughly 10 changing exhibitions round out the museum’s displays, which are spread throughout three buildings: the L.D.M. Sweat Memorial Galleries, the Charles Shipman Payson Building, and the 1801-built McMellan House. Besides artwork, these spaces house the museum’s events, which range from lectures to film screenings.

7 Congress Sq
Portland,
ME
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