Augusta Attractions

As Maine's capitol city, Augusta's rich history mixes well with a smart cosmopolitan edge that is unique to the Pine Tree State. History buffs will enjoy the Maine State Museum, a massive complex that traces the state's outdoors, agricultural and industrial heritage; while the Margaret Chase Smith Museum and Library in nearby Skowhegan chronicles the life of one of Maine's pioneering women politicians. Old Fort Western, meanwhile, is a stark reminder of Maine's frontier roots more than 300 years ago. Both children and adults will enjoy the varied activities found at the Children's Discovery Museum as well as exploring the incredible beauty found in the Maine outdoors at Moosehead Lake, Lake St. George State Park, the Augusta Nature Center, and the Sunday River Ski Resort. Finally, there is much to like about the Theater at Monmouth's many show stopping performances. When seeking a little bit of everything in your search for things to do, keep Augusta in mind.

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Maine State Museum

230 State Street

The Maine State Museum provides a comprehensive and compelling history of The Pine Tree State for visitors and locals alike... read more

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Children's Discovery Museum

171 Capitol Street #2

The Children's Discovery Museum offers hands-on activities and learning for youngsters in the Augusta region... read more

Kennebec River Rail Trail

230 State Street

The Kennebec River Rail Trail is a 6.5 mile paved walkway that offers scenic vistas of the Kennebec River and Augusta skyline... read more

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Old Fort Western

16 Cony Strret

Old Fort Western is an intact 300-year fortification that offers fascinating insight into American colonial history... read more

Augusta Nature Center

40 Pierce Drive

The Augusta Nature Center offers a touch of nature therapy within Augusta's busy urban scene... read more

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University of Maine Outdoor Leisure Center Trails

5797 Student Recreation and Fitness Center

Located by the University of Maine's Student Fitness Center in Orono, the University of Maine Outdoor Leisure Center Trails offer miles of premier walking and hiking for the public to enjoy... read more

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Capitol Park

Capitol Street and Union Street

Capitol Park offers a choice green getaway for visitors to Augusta... read more

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Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area

134 Main Street

Conveniently located only minutes from Augusta, Jamies Pond Wildlife Management Area offers a genuine backwoods-type hiking experience... read more

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Woodbury Nature Sanctuary

Whippoorwill Road

Woodbury Sanctuary is a hiker's and bird watcher's delight with hilly terrain and excellent scenic vistas... read more

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Smithfield Plantation

2400 Hallowell Road

Located in nearby Litchfield, Smithfield Plantation offers the serenity of traveling through the Maine woods... read more

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Bond Brook Recreation Area

55 North Street

Bond Brook Recreation Area is one of Augusta's newest destinations for passive recreation... read more

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Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum

Main and Richardson Streets

The Rangeley Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum pays tribute to the Rangeley region's rich history and love of outdoor sports... read more

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Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area

270 Lyons Road

Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area offers premier outdoor opportunities for Augusta area visitors... read more

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Blaine House

192 State Street

The Blaine House is a Greek Revival mansion which has been home to Maine's governors for more than a century... read more

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Viles Arboretum

153 Hospital Street

The Viles Arboretum features a wide selection of trees, plants and flowers for public viewing and enjoyment... read more
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