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Best things to do in Portland

Art Museum
“A wonderful small museum in the center of the city with a fabulous collection.”
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“Great views of Hussey Sound and Portland. Offers information on Portland’s history. ”
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“Make a day and visit this amazing city; the children's museum is a special treat.”
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“Plenty of Maine history in Longfellow's original home. Downtown on Congress St. Nice gardens are maintained.”
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History Museum
“This spectacular summer home was designed by the architect Henry Austin of New Haven, CT and is widely considered one of the finest examples of the Italian Villa style in America. Guided and Self-guided tours are available.”
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“Another reason to visit Thompson's point, the International Cryptozoology Museum, the only one of it's kind. Take a photo with Big Foot and explore this little museum.”
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“Must see lighthouse! Make sure to walk the path around the park (if you're facing the headlight, it runs along the cliff to the left) and drink in the sights and smells. ”
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“Old fashioned train and train museum that you can ride back and forth along the prom (great for kids!)”
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“Learn about early Maine history and the ship mast industry. Very informative museum. ”
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Library
“Because this is a spacious library with activities and a gallery. great place to re-group for a story with younger children.”
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“Nice little museum featuring the nautical history of the South Portland community . ”
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“It's really the only reason to go to Peak's Island unless you live there or are going to a wedding. Or having a wedding. I had my first one there, enough said. Anyway, there must be over 100 umbrella covers from all over the world (there's even an adults only room) AND you get serenaded by curator Nancy 3 Hoffman on accordion. What's not to love? It's not a secret spot though, it's been featured on The Weather Channel! OK, maybe it IS secret because who watches The Weather Channel anyway?”
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Library
“The library has a wonderful map library--the Osher Map Library. Also, there's usually an exhibit of art on the top floor (reading room) of the library, where there's also a great panoramic view.”
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Library
“Children's story times Wed-Fri at 10:30 AM held outside when weather allows and indoors during inclement weather. ”
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