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Places to Visit in Maine

The US state of Maine is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Old Orchard Beach, Higgins Beach, Acadia National Park's Sand Beach are the most beautiful beaches in the state. The state has a rich fishing heritage.
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State ParksBaxter State Park, Crescent Beach State Park, Mount Blue State Park, Swan Lake State Park, Warren Island State Park
BeachesOld Orchard Beach, Higgins Beach, Acadia National Park's Sand Beach, Ogunquit Beach, Drakes Island Beach
MuseumsMaine State Museum, Wiscasset Jail and Museum, Penobscot Marine Museum, Wilson Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum
Historic LandmarksJames G. Blaine House, Fort Kent, Fort Knox, Hamilton House, Morse-Libby Mansion, Pentagoet Archeological District
Other PlacesPortland Observatory, Palace Playland, Sunset Ridge Golf Course and Sports Park, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Stanton Bird Sanctuary

Maine has a number of tourist destinations including many historic sites, museums, beaches, mountains and river valleys. The major attractions are:

Baxter State Park : Located in the Piscataquis County in north-central Maine, Baxter State Park is a large wilderness area preserved as a state park.

It was established on March 3, 1931 by twenty-eight donations of land, in Trust, from Park donor Percival P. Baxter. The park does not belong to the Maine State Park system. There are many water bodies and mountains in the park. The highest peak in the state, Mount Katahdin, lies in the Baxter State Park. The diverse habitat of the park include the moose, the black-bear, white-tailed deer, bobcats, weasels, chipmunks, red squirrels, snowshoe hares, and red foxes.

Old Orchard Beach : One of the most popular sandy beaches in Maine, the Old Orchard Beach is located on the inner side of Saco Bay on the Atlantic Ocean. It is a famous popular summer beach destination offering ample recreation opportunities. Palace Playland, the seaside amusement park is located in Old Orchard Beach.

Funtown/Splashtown : Commonly referred to as just "Funtown," Splashtown is a an amusement park located in Saco, Maine, in the United States. The park is a great place for a family outing. It features the only wooden roller coaster in the state, Excalibur, as well as New England's longest and tallest log flume, Thunder Falls. The most popular ride in the park is the Astrosphere, which is an indoor Scrambler featuring a state-of-the-art laser and light show. The park has been voted as the one of the most clean parks in the United States.

Maine State Museum : Located adjacent to the Maine State House, in Augusta is the Maine State Museum. It is the official government museum of the state. The museum is well-known for its extensive collection in history, anthropology, marine studies, mineralogy, science, and technology.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens : Covering 248 acres of land, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are located in the mid-coast town of Boothbay, Maine, United States. It is the first and only botanical garden in the state and one of the top attractions in the state. This spectacular garden opened to public in 2007 after sixteen years of planning, building and planting. It features miles of woodland trails, scenic landscape of forests and native plants.

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Last Updated Date: August 12th, 2017