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  • spome03
    Bangor, ME451 contributions
    Lots of interesting Maine history. Came up on a rainy day from Boothbay Harbor last fall, and it was well worth the drive.
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • jfadds
    Naperville, IL4,753 contributions
    We are visiting all state capitals- 29 down.
    This was a comparatively easy visit- free parking close to the entrance and either a free tour or a do it yourself job.
    Do check the Washington and Lincoln portraits.
    An hour should do it here.
    Written 9 June 2022
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  • AlcesterMartyn
    Alcester, UK457 contributions
    We came to Augusta on a road trip hoping to see the Maine State Museum, but it is currently closed for asbestos removal. We moved on to Fort Western and spent two hours on a guided tour with Stan ( a reenactor) who greatly added to our knowledge of the run up to the events of 1776, Benedict Arnold and the French Indian Wars. The watchhouses are reconstructions but the blockhouse is original and survived as a trading post, and later tenement building long after the site was used for defensive purposes.

    It is certainly well worth a visit if you are in Augusta, and the staff are extremely passionate and knowledgable about this period in Colonial History - even down to flying the right version of the Red Ensign and the Battle of Jenkins Ear!
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • Alan C
    Brandon, FL78 contributions
    This is an interesting place to walk and learn more about trees and plants. There is no admission price, but they do accept donations. The staff was helpful. A brochure is available to learn more about the place. Children will like it.
    Written 16 August 2019
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  • NHjo
    Saco, ME4,957 contributions
    This review is just for the exterior of the mansion. It's a Colonial Revival built with local granite and bricks from St. Louis, and it's very 'stately' (no pun intended). I'd love to see the interior, but you have to attend an event, and I'm from Saco, so it's unlikely that'll ever happen. It's an impressive building and not far from that nerve-racking rotary down the street.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • mpcliff
    Maine80 contributions
    The Vietnam Veteran's Memorial is worth a stop, and park was very clean, but there is not much else to see there. Quiet place to take a rest.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • tullio7
    Farmington, ME228 contributions
    This is a full service Civic Center just off Interstate 95. Serves as the home court for U-Maine Augusta basketball. Also serves as class room space for the college. Saw some great concerts there back in the day including Springsteen, Elvis and Chicago. A good boat and sporting show each spring. Also home for High School state basketball tournament
    Written 28 September 2018
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  • PRSRJS
    Potomac, MD824 contributions
    The building was closed when we arrived so we were only able to view the building from the outside. It has a large dome, which may have been made of copper.
    Written 11 August 2019
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  • SingingOTune
    Somers, CT362 contributions
    So this is the second or third time we have been here with our now 4 year old girls. This place is not large, but they somehow remained entertained for almost 2.5 hours! We used our reciprocal museum membership which gave us 50% off admission. That made this a bargain! New exhibit of topographical sand map was really cool. Nice craft area for stickers, painting, stamps. Would suggest they add a sink in that area for cleanup.
    Verdict: great way to fill a chunk of afternoon in the winter. I am sure we will be back!
    Written 11 February 2018
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  • NHjo
    Saco, ME4,957 contributions
    One really has to be a fan of rocks, fossils, minerals, crystals, and metaphysics to appreciate this place. They had some nice jewelry pieces and spiritual items like dreamcatchers. It's not my thing, but I can see how someone into this stuff would like it.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • NHjo
    Saco, ME4,957 contributions
    I'm obsessed with this building. The architecture is so beautiful! This time I took some photos of it while I was walking along Water Street.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • NHjo
    Saco, ME4,957 contributions
    You don't expect to see this statue commemorating Samantha Smith when visiting the State House. It's a fitting tribute to her but also melancholy because she died in a plane crash at age 13.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • bugdoc1
    Cumberland, MD99 contributions
    We visited the Holocaust and Human Rights Center today. We were very impressed with the quality of the exhibits--current one is on artifacts from the Holocaust. There are informative descriptions with each that provide a lot of information in a compact space.
    The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and have a passion for teaching. The center is about all forms of discrimination--LGBTQ, immigrants, other genocides. Maine is lucky to have such a resource. Highly recommended.
    Written 21 June 2019
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  • C. McGuire
    5 contributions
    This outside mall is broken up into 3 tiers, A lower, middle and top. For folks that have never shopped there before, it's a bit confusing to navigate or find the specific stores your looking for. You must drive to each tier.
    Written 28 January 2019
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  • SeniorTravelME
    Augusta, ME175 contributions
    I would have to say that I have mixed feelings about this set of trails. We cross-country skied and were disappointed at the way that the trails were marked. We have hiked as well and found the trail markings to be a bit confusing. On a positive note, the trails were fairly easy to hike and some were wide. Most of the trails seemed to be tended. If you want to geocache, there are a few of them on the trails.
    Written 13 September 2016
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