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Places to Visit in Maine

Maine Tourist Attractions

This places to visit in Maine page is full of recommendations from other families on their favorite Maine tourist attractions. Stop by to review and make road trip plans for yourselves, or add your top attractions to the list.

Family vacations are special moments that are meant to be treasured, worry-free and unique. So why stick with the same old routines and settings when thinking about places to visit in Maine?

places-to-visit-in-maine-01; maine postage stamp For families looking for an experience that is a little out of the box and want to create those special memories that can only happen with an original trip, Maine is the answer!

Places to visit in Maine include big city attractions, nature adventures and local festivals and events.

The range of outdoor activities to do include alpine skiing, snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, moose watching, whale watching paddling around scenic lakes, skydiving and golfing just to name a few.

Share your favorite Maine tourist attractions below and help others make some road trip plans. Its easy to do. Here is what one reader had to say about their favorite Maine tourist attractions:

Maine's Desert

When you have exhausted all the beaches and outlet stores, and made your pilgrimage to L.L. Bean, take the family to a quieter, traditional attraction: the Desert of Maine.

Located close to Freeport, the Desert of Maine has been a favorite of New Englanders for generations.

As a child, I remember driving for three hours to visit the Desert of Maine, and not being disappointed.

We especially liked the camel.

The Desert of Maine is a natural phenomenon, a vast area of sand dunes, and colored sands.

A glacier deposited the sands long ago. You would never know that there was a desert inland in Maine, and the billboards you see now and then are quite enticing.

There is a museum, gift shop, nature trails, and camping areas. There is also a new butterfly room, which is a lot of fun to see.

Children love to make their own jar of colored sands, and the gift shop has a lot of interesting items too. It is incredible to see the kinds of designs that their sand designers can make. The sands come in a lot of different colors, and look very exotic for Maine.

The Desert of Maine is closed in the winter, but you can find out all about it at http://www.desertofmaine.com/.

Visiting the Desert of Maine is not only unexpected, it is a visit to an old-fashioned sort of tourist attraction, the kind we enjoyed when life was a little slower and pleasures were simpler. It's also nice to spend time in the outdoors with the family getting to know the plants and trees around this part of Maine. We loved hiking around the Desert of Maine. It was a real change from the crowded hot beaches.


Do you have first-hand knowledge of the special and electrifying events and sites that can only be experienced in Maine? Share your knowledge here of places to visit in Maine and be sure to rank your families experience from 1-5.

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Where Other RVers Have Been

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I have been visiting Maine since I was a young child and now I enjoy returning with my own children. The best attraction for children, in my humble opinion, …

Young's Lobster Pound in Maine 
I spent the first 13 years of my life growing up in Maine, and I have to say one of my favorite places to visit is Young’s Lobster Pound. I absolutely …

Maine Family Friendly Attractions 
There are some terrific family-friendly attractions in Maine. Two my childhood favorites are of them are located in York right on the seacoast. York’s …

Fun Things to Do in Maine 
Because my father was from Bangor, I had an inside track on fun things to do in Maine. One place that I always loved was Fort Knox, which was a fort located …

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