Rainy Day Fun

Museums:


Ogunquit Museum of American Art:

543 Shore Road - Ogunquit, Maine
Open July 1- October 31
(207) 646-4909

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art engages and educates a diverse audience by collecting, exhibiting, preserving and interpreting American art from the nineteenth century to the present. The Museum integrates its unique artistic heritage and setting to enhance visitor enjoyment and understanding of art. Upon entering the Museum, visitors look directly through the glass wall of its main gallery to the dramatic coast, the ocean and the far horizon. The Museum building, grown since its founding in 1953 to approximately 7,500 square feet, is home to the Museum's 1,600-piece Permanent Collection.


Kennebunk Brick Store Museum:

117 Main Street - Kennebunk, Maine
Open year round: Tuesdays - Fridays: 10 am-4:30 pm and Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm
(207) 985-4802

The mission of The Brick Store Museum is to preserve the rich heritage of the Kennebunks for year-round residents, seasonal visitors, and future generations through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and exhibition of its material culture. There are more than 70,000 items in the Museum's collections, dating from the region's earliest settlements, to the present day.


Historical Society of Wells/Ogunquit:

938 Post Road - Wells, Maine
Opened Memorial Day - Columbus Day Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;
Columbus Day - Memorial Day Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.;or by appointment.
(207) 646-4775

The Mission of the Historical Society of Wells/Ogunquit is to maintain The Historic Meetinghouse and to operate the Society in order to foster an understanding and appreciation of history for the enlightenment and education of residents and visitors.


Shopping:


Local Ogunquit and Kennebunkport Shops:

The downtown areas of both of these charming villages offer a variety of delightful shops that sell everything from candles to clothing. Enjoy the scenic surroundings while you shop.


Freeport Outlets:

From the first name in the great outdoors to the last word in international fashion; from the bustle of Main Street to the salty quiet of the town wharves, some of the best things in life are in Freeport, Maine. A picturesque coastal community just 45 minutes away, Freeport is a shopper’s paradise that began in 1911 with the opening of L.L. Bean’s store in Downtown Freeport. Now, Freeport boasts over 200 retail shops and businesses including some of the biggest names in retail and outlet stores, as well as charming and eclectic small shops and specialty boutiques. Shoppers can expect to find upscale, quality merchandise from names you know and trust.


Kittery Outlets:

The Kittery Outlets offer over one mile of famous name outlet stores filled with great savings every time you shop. Discover the Kittery Outlets and you’ll see why they are called America’s Maine street for shopping.


Maine Mall:

364 Maine Mall Road – Portland, Maine
(207) 774-0303

Whether you enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the mall's restaurants or spend the day shopping at all your favorite stores, The Maine Mall offers a complete entertainment experience.


Fox Run Mall:

50 Fox Run Road – Newington, New Hampshire
(603) 431-5911

The Mall at Fox Run is a one level enclosed regional shopping mall conveniently located just outside of tax-free Portsmouth, NH. The mall features over 80 stores.


Movies & Entertainment:


Leavitt Theatre:

259 Main Street – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-3123

This traditional 1920s theatre gives you the perfect combination of past and present. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, you can enjoy one of the top box office movies, in this fun, old-fashioned theatre. Located right in the center of Ogunquit, it is truly a unique and memorable experience. Check the event board in the lobby for show times.


Wells Flagship Cinema:

75 Wells Plaza – Wells, Maine
(207) 216-9738

The local theatre features all of the top box office movies right in downtown Wells. Check the event board in the lobby for show times.


Saco Cinemagic (IMAX):

779 Portland Road – Saco, Maine
(207) 282-6234

IMAX’s revolutionary projection technology, consisting of film and digital projection systems, delivers crystal-clear images with a level of quality that is far above ordinary projection standards. IMAX movies are designed to educate and enlighten as much as entertain. The IMAX experience makes every film spectacular!


Smitty’s Cinema:

1364 Main Street – Sanford, Maine
(207) 490-0000

Smitty’s offers a unique dining and movie experience. Depending on the cinema your movie is playing in, the tables are designed to accommodate two to eight people. Provided seating are plush leather chairs that recline. Food and beverages (including beer and wine) are served throughout each show. There is a cinema in Sanford and in Biddeford.


Maine Indoor Karting:

23 Washington Avenue – Scarborough, Maine
(207) 885-0058

Maine's Premiere Indoor Karting facility, with activities for the whole family to enjoy! They offer birthday parties, bachelor parties, corporate events, team building, fundraising, mini golf, employee recognition, racing leagues, and much more.


Get Air:

921 Riverside Street – Portland, Maine
(207) 245-6443


Art Galleries


The Barn Gallery:

1 Bournes Lane – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-8400

The Barn Gallery Associates in co-operation with the Ogunquit Art Association built Barn Gallery in 1958 to provide an exhibition space for the artists of the OAA and a center for cultural activities. The building itself is an icon and a superb exhibition space. It is unique in York County and together with the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Ogunquit Playhouse it is a vital part of the lively cultural life of Ogunquit and the surrounding area. In 2003 BGA donated the building to the Ogunquit Arts Collaborative (OAC). The OAC began renovations in 2005 and is continuing to raise money for future improvements. Their mission is to educate and enlighten the seacoast community by nurturing, supporting and presenting art by the best local artists.


Scully Gallery:

Perkins Cove – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-2850

Fran Scully, watercolorist, divides her time between Maine and Connecticut. She has owned the Scully Gallery in Ogunquit, Maine since 1973. After working in almost all painting and printing techniques, she has found watercolor to be her favorite medium. Critics have described her watercolors as having fragility combined with a freedom of their own. Her gentle touch with the delicacy and freshness of flowers shown through her watercolor paintings reveals her warm personal feeling for nature in all forms. Fran’s Maine paintings reveal her love of the sea and shore. She has spent her summers in Maine since 1963. The gallery in Maine is open from mid-May through mid-October.


Cuckle-Button Farm Gallery:

Perkins Cove – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-1700

The gallery, home to many fine works by local artists, includes paintings, photography and sculpture. Enter the gallery and experience the talent of local Maine artists. Whether shopping for artwork or just taking a leisurely drive along the coast, Cuckle-Button Farm Gallery is a great place to view wonderful works in a beautiful setting.


Beth Ellis Gallery:

Perkins Cove – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-7700

The Beth Ellis Cove Gallery features Beth’s plein air oil paintings of New England—highlighting the Ogunquit area and the inspiring scenes of Coastal Maine. Along with Beth's oils, selected limited edition reproductions are available for purchase. The gallery also represents the work of four other talented artists: Melissa Meredith’s etchings, Rick Meier’s wooden bowls, Scott Tubby’s porcelain vessels, and Bill Huston’s furniture. Come enjoy the rich experience of a visit to this delightful gallery and the varied selection of art on display.


Van Ward Gallery:

49 Shore Road – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-0554

The Van Ward Gallery, specializing in paintings, has been showcasing an eclectic array of contemporary New England artists since 1993.


Sea Bell Gallery:

53 Shore Road – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-5411

The Sea Bell Gallery is home to a variety of paintings, sculptures, hand-blown glass, and stained glass along with original oils and limited edition prints of many local and world-renowned artists. Local artists include the original works of Kathryn A. Carter, Susan Levenson , Dyan Fitzpatrick , and Diana Servis. Eleanor Morehouse depicts scenes of Ogunquit’s legendary “Marginal Way” and it’s beautiful beaches with original oils and limited edition prints. Sea Bell Gallery also exhibits the collective works of talented artists from around the country, the result…a mélange of beautiful seascapes, country sides, and still life.


Stone Crop Gallery:

805 Shore Road – Cape Neddick, Maine
(207) 361-4215

Presenting color, as well as black and white photograph, featuring works from local, New England & National artists. Browsers welcome!


Panache:

307 Main Street - Ogunquit, Maine
(207)-646-4878

Panache features New England’s largest collection of fine American art glass, jewelry, judaica and raku, from over 300 American artists. Open year round.


Bowling


Bowl-O-Rama:

1217 Main Street - Sanford, Maine
(207)-324-2401

Their 20 lanes of candlepin offer daily specials, as well as Rock-n-Glo Bowl on the Weekends. Enjoy the game area that includes skee ball, air hockey, and a pool table, and a full size DDR (Dance Dance Revolution).


Vacationland Bowling and Rec Center:

812 Portland Road – Saco, Maine
(207)-284-7386

Family oriented fun with 32 lanes of candlepin bowling with automated scoring. They offer bumper bowling for the kids, glow bowling, a video arcade and billiard hall.


Dover Bowl:

887 Central Avenue – Dover, New Hampshire
(603)-742-9632

Dover Bowl Family Fun Center is fun for the entire family. With both candlepin and ten-pin bowling choose whatever suits you best. There is an arcade/funhouse for the kids, bar for adults, poker room, and a function room for parties and events. Fridays and Saturdays come enjoy Rock & Bowl from 9-12.


Fun for Kids


Portland Children’s Museum:

142 Free Street – Portland, Maine
(207)-828-1234

The Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. The Museum serves as an indispensable resource for families and educators, helping to create a broad community devoted to children's development and learning. The Museum is a significant and valuable community asset, offering a broad and diverse array of educational and cultural enrichment opportunities especially developed for children ages 0-10 and the adults who accompany them.


The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire:

6 Washington Street – Dover, New Hampshire
(603)-742-2002

The Children’s Museum operates exclusively for charitable purposes and serves as an educational resource for schools, families, and communities. The museum strives to support the diverse population of the region, to provide learning opportunities for all children, and to enrich the services of regional schools. The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers a variety of programs for children from preschool through middle school. From science classes to overnights, museum educators have designed engaging, high-quality programs that feature hands-on opportunities for learning while having fun.


Chuck E. Cheese’s:

30 Fox Run Road – Newington, New Hampshire
(603)-431-1367

Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love. It also provides great food for the family including freshly baked pizzas and a garden fresh salad bar. It is a great place to take the kids for everyday fun or for special occasions such as birthdays, play groups and school fundraising events. They believe that today, more than ever, kids need a safe, wholesome environment in which they can laugh, play and simply enjoy being kids.


Wells Beach Arcade:

359 Mile Road – Wells, Maine
(207) 641-2744

The Wells Beach Arcade #1 is situated near the end of Mile Road just a short distance from the beach itself. This is a great place for the kids to spend some time on those rainy or foggy days that sometimes occur while you’re on vacation in Southern Maine. My kids thoroughly enjoyed their time here as there are quite a variety of video games and mechanical challenges to keep them busy for a long time. This is also a great place to visit on an evening after you have had dinner and the kids want to spend a little time entertaining themselves with friends while you head back to the cottage and enjoy an after dinner cocktail on the beach. The Wells Beach Arcade is easily accessible and conveniently located if you are staying anywhere along the Wells or Moody Beaches. It is also recognized as a very safe area for kids and entire families to enjoy themselves.


Jump On In:

4 Cutts Street – Portsmouth, New Hampshire
(603)-501-0410

Jump On In was created in 2005 as New England's first and largest indoor inflatable and jumping facility. The idea behind Jump On In was to provide something that hadn't existed in New England before: A private party place in a safe environment that allows children to invite a large number of guests to enjoy an athletic, active party on inflatable equipment and trampolines! They would love to have you come over and Jump On In!


Jokers Family Fun & Games:

512 Warren Avenue – Portland, Maine
(207)-878-5800

Joker's in Portland has 14,000 square feet of fun-filled activities where the whole family can have fun together. In a wide open, safe environment, Joker's provides many indoor playground activities along with arcade games, quality food, great Birthday parties and service - all for a very reasonable price.


Playhouses


The Ogunquit Playhouse:

10 Main Street – Ogunquit, Maine
(207) 646-5511

The Ogunquit Playhouse was founded in 1933 and has been entertaining visitors and locals alike for the better part of a century. The Ogunquit Playhouse continues to carry on its legacy as “America’s foremost summer theater” to this day. The Playhouse features an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s most popular and famous plays, performed by notable actors from both stage and screen. The Playhouse is open from May to October, generally featuring six different performances.


Hackmatack Playhouse:

538 School Street – Berwick, Maine
(207) 698-1807

Hackmatack Playhouse was founded in 1972 by S. Carleton Guptill. He envisioned a summer stock theatre that would showcase the talents of professional and developing thespians from the regional area.


Arundel Barn Playhouse:

53 Old Post Road – Arundel, Maine
(207) 985-5552

The Arundel Barn Playhouse offers live, professional, musical theatre productions, each running from June to Labor Day. The Playhouse enjoys an enthusiastic and loyal audience of Maine year-round and summer residents. Tourists visiting the southeastern Maine area find an evening of old time summer theatre in a barn irresistible. Adrienne Grant, Producing Artistic Director, describes the experience of the Arundel Barn Playhouse as ‘an evening in the Mickey Rooney / Judy Garland tradition providing the best professional entertainment in a beautiful New England environment with old-fashioned hospitality’.


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