Attractions

Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Sabbathday Lake & Poland Spring

Maine Wildlife Park

Not quite a zoo but a great place to view native Maine wildlife, this park is a bucolic reserve with plenty of picnic tables, short walking trails, and animal enclosures. Residing here are various animals (30 specie…
Museum in Inland Maine

LC Bates Museum

Eccentricity abounds inside a 1903 school building on the Good Will–Hinckley educational complex south of Hinckley. Here, the LC Bates Museum heartily embraces the concept of a 20th-century Cabinet of Curiosities, w…
Museum in Inland Maine

Colby College Museum of Art

The Colby College Museum of Art is fresh from a marvelous expansion and the addition of a 26,000-sq-ft glass pavilion. The space displays works from a nearly 500-piece collection gifted to Colby by longtime benefact…
Museum in Augusta

Maine State Museum

What happens when a moose and his rival lock horns in mortal combat? Their interlocked racks end up in the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Maine State Museum. The museum, an engaging, four-story ode to all things Main…
Village in Sabbathday Lake & Poland Spring

Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village

The Shakers, a Protestant religious sect named for their habit of ecstatic spiritual dancing, once inhabited communities up and down the East Coast. They believed in simple living, prayer, egalitarianism and hard wo…
Historic Building in Augusta

State House

Built in 1832 and enlarged in 1909, this stately granite dome was designed by Boston architect Charles Bulfinch (the architect behind the nation’s Capitol building in Washington, DC). Walk-in visitors are welcome; y…
Park in Sabbathday Lake & Poland Spring

Poland Spring Historic District

The village of Poland Spring is famous for its mineral water, which is now sold throughout the US. From the mid-19th century, Poland Spring was a destination for its curative waters and picturesque setting, so in th…
Notable Building in Bangor

Stephen King's House

The mega-best-selling author of horror novels like Carrie and The Shining resides in an appropriately Gothic red Victorian house on West Broadway (not to be confused with Broadway), off Hammond St. No, you can't go …
Statue in Bangor

Statue of Paul Bunyan

The towering 31ft statue of Paul Bunyan has watched over Bangor since the 1950s, but the ax-wielding lumberman isn't getting much love these days. His view of the Penobscot River is now blocked by a casino, and a ne…
Museum in Bangor

University of Maine Museum of Art

The small University of Maine Museum of Art is the northernmost art museum on the Maine Art Museum Trail (www.maineartmuseums.org). It’s not the largest or most impressive collection in the state, but it spotlights …