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Desert of Maine

95 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME 04032-6257
+1 207-865-6962
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Fun Informational Tour

Fun "tram" type of tour through the only desert on the east coast of the US. Some walking, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warwick, Rhode Island
Ever want to be in a Christopher Guest Movie? That's what this is like.

This is awesome. You can tour a barn and see things like a DDT sprayer and a container used to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clemson, South Carolina
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Take a narrated-coach tour, walking tour or nature hike through Maine's 40-acres of desert sand dunes, which were formed from a glacial outwash during the Ice Age.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“the barn” (16 reviews)
“tour guide” (12 reviews)
95 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME 04032-6257
+1 207-865-6962
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun "tram" type of tour through the only desert on the east coast of the US. Some walking, but easy to do. If you are not up to that, you can stay on the tram. Not wheelchair accessible. Clean bathrooms. We had Tim as our...More

Thank Travel02886
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is awesome. You can tour a barn and see things like a DDT sprayer and a container used to carry all types of liquids. The tour of the desert is super great. The narration - including highlighting a movie called "Dirt" - really added...More

Thank MLB768
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This campground was great! The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The swimming pool was very clean and never crowded. There were various activities set out such as horseshoes and volleyball. We turned up and said we would stay for two nights but then we...More

Thank DaisyFoo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew there is a desert in Maine. Learned a lot about the area from a very interesting guide. I kept thinking through her presentation that this woman is/was a teacher. She is and did a great presentation. Everybody should see the Desert of Maine

Thank lhamill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the concept of visiting a "Desert in Maine" may sound attractive. THIS IS NOT A DESERT!!!!!!!!! This is just some dunes in the forest, which are actually not strange at all (You may see much beautiful ones in Cape code). The guide really made...More

2  Thank Jose P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live within 45 min but never visited this attraction till we wanted to camp last minute locally and this was a quiet available spot. The campground is small, quiet in the evenings and the pool and bathrooms were decent. Campers get 1/2 price for...More

Thank sea_compgeek
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

No signs to know this is $12 a person to see. Only tours - no free roaming to explore. Was a waste of time

2  Thank Christa S
Reviewed 29 June 2017

So I see all the mix reviews on this place. Here is my honest take. We live here in Freeport and have taken a tour and have also camped here. The tour is honestly pretty boring. The way to go is to camp. Camp sites...More

Thank Jimmy H
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

So first off, it's definitely a tourist trap. However, it was interesting to go and check out. I think small kids will find it to be boring. I think it's more suited toward older teenagers and adults who can appreciate the uniqueness of this attraction....More

1  Thank dlenane78
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across this spot online by accident somehow and thought - wow why didn't we know about this spot on all of our trips to Freeport before? For the cost of the admission, it's better just to look at the pictures online and read about...More

2  Thank TravelHelper2013
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