A very popular destination amongst visitors looking for recreation, relaxation and adventure, Boothbay Harbor in Maine has plenty to offer. In addition to its attractive location this is a place that also boasts a rich history making it a fascinating place to explore. Many people head here to enjoy the scenery and recreational activities such as yachting or hiking. You can also enjoy soaking up the culture at one of the galleries or theatres in the area as well as exploring the past with a visit to one of the town’s museums. The Opera House, the Owls Head Transportation Museum and the Maria Boord Gallery are just a few of the places you can enjoy visiting.
Do you love going on breathtaking thrill rides and water parks? Make sure to drop by Funtown Splashtown where you are going to have the adventure of your lifetime. This is one of New England's largest attractions where you, your family and friends are guaranteed to enjoy thrill rides, kiddie rides, games and arcades, as well as a huge water park complete with slides and wave pools.
To satisfy the culture vulture in you, make sure to drop by the Portland Museum of Art. With more than 17,000 works of art from Europe and America's finest artists, you will surely be awed and amazed by so much beauty and wonder around you. Their current exhibitions include Photographs from the Collection of Owen and Anna Wells as well as Ahmed Alsoudani's exhibit aptly called Redacted.
For those who are interested in exploring history in Maine, it is well worth adding Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth to your itinerary. Located by Portland Harbor, this is a historic lighthouse that dates back to the late 1700s and is now the oldest in the state. In addition to taking in the lighthouse itself, which was constructed under the direction of George Washington, you can also take in the historical exhibits and displays at the maritime museum that is now located in the former lighthouse keeper’s property.
Situated in downtown Portland, Maine, the Victoria Mansion is an architecturally unique and stunning building that has become a very popular tourist attraction. You can take in the intricate exterior design as well as the grand interior design when you visit this building. Now a National Historical Landmark, this provides a great insight into upmarket living in the area during the 19th century. Completion of the mansion dates back to the mid 1800s.