National Parks / Natural World in KENNEBUNKPORT with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Kennebunkport has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in and around Kennebunkport, Maine offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

Even the city of Kennebunkport itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • The Wells Reserve at Laudholm

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    (4 miles) Wells

    Get your whole family out for the day in 2,250 acres of beautiful protected land rich in natural wildlife in Maine, filled with trails and exhibits.

  • Seacoast Science Center

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    (25 miles) Rye

    The Seacoast Science Center is a "must see" for anyone wishing to discover the natural treasures and rich history of coastal New Hampshire. The Center's dramatic seaside setting, interpretive ...

  • Fuller Gardens

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    (31 miles) North Hampton

    Fuller Gardens is a public display garden, located on the ocean, that features over 1700 rose bushes of hundreds of varieties, formal English perennial borders, Japanese Garden and Koi pond, annual ...

  • Daniel Webster Birthplace

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    (59 miles) Franklin

    The Daniel Webster Birthplace State Historic Site is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site ...

  • Franklin Falls Dam

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    (60 miles) Franklin

    A beautiful area in New Hampshire stretching along the Pemigewasset River, with fun activities like canoeing, fishing and snowmobiling.

  • Swans Island

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    (61 miles) Richmond

    Swan's Island in the Kennebec River is perfect for nature loving families, featuring a unique habitat teeming with native wildlife to view, and woodlands and meadows to enjoy.

  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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    (62 miles) Salem

    The Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of 12 historic structures and about 9 acres of land along the waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts, plus a Visitor Center in downtown Salem.

  • Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

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    (62 miles) Holderness

    Open meadows, mature forests, and marsh boardwalks connect interactive natural exhibits where native animals reside: black bears, mountain lions, raptors, river otters, bobcats, and more. Spend a day ...

  • Viles Arboretum

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    (74 miles) Augusta

    A FREE attraction in Maine that celebrates nature with 224 acres of gardens, trails and ponds perfect for families like you!

  • Capitol Park

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    (74 miles) Augusta

    A family friend park listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with 34 acres of beautiful landscaped park in Augusta, Maine!

  • Boston National Historic Park

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    (74 miles) Boston

    Tells the story of the events that led to the American Revolution and the Navy that kept the nation strong. Junior Ranger packs for kids plus tours and talks.

  • Ames Nowell State Park

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    (90 miles) Abington

    A beautiful way to get the kids out into nature, popular with boaters and fisherman. Great for hiking, picnicking, canoeing and biking.

  • Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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    (97 miles) Norfolk

    Beautiful forests, lush wetlands and peaceful fields...a great day out in nature in the stunning outdoors of Massachusetts.

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  • Seashore Trolley Museum

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    (3 miles) Kennebunkport

    The Museum contains the "National Collection of American Streetcars" plus collections af rapid transit vehicles, trackles trolleys, and buses. The exhibit "History in Motion" contain a children's ...

  • Portland Harbor Museum

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    (23 miles) South Portland

    Founded in 1987, Portland Harbor Museum is an exciting place to explore and celebrate the rich maritime history of Portland Harbor.

  • Children's Museum and Theatre of Maine

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    (23 miles) Portland

    - exists to inspire discovery and imagination through exploration and play. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maine

  • Children's Museum of New Hampshire

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    (23 miles) Dover

    Two floors of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning at this New Hampshire children's museum, dedicated to a child's development! Perfect for under 12s

  • Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co

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    (24 miles) Portland

    Take a trip back in time at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum! Enjoy magnificent views of Portland's waterfront aboard antique rail cars pulled by hard-working steam and diesel locomotives.

  • American Independence Museum

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    (35 miles) Exeter

    Discover the stories behind America's revolutionary past and how they relate to your experiences today by visiting the American Independence Museum. Located in historic Exeter, New Hampshire, the ...

  • New Hampshire Boat Museum

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    (39 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    The Museum features many of the finest examples of vintage mahogany and antique boats on a rotating basis, including; Garwood, Chris-Craft, Century, Dodge, Penn Yan, Lyman and Hacker. There are ...

  • Klickety Klack Railroad

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    (40 miles) Wolfeboro Falls

    An incredible hands-on experience within this museum and hobby shop for those families and kids who just love trains!

  • The Wright Museum

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    (40 miles) Wolfeboro

    The Wright Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to celebrating Americans' sacrifices and achievements during WWII.

  • Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm

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    (52 miles) Tamworth

    Take a guided working farm tour, visit our gardens, view our exhibits and new exhibits changing every month. Take a scenic walk by foot or by wagon or sleigh ride. A beautiful destination, visited by ...

  • Scouting Museum

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    (54 miles) Manchester

    The Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum/Max I Silber Scouting Library represents an exciting, unique, and colorful repository for an exceedingly large collection of Boy Scout memorabilia and an ...

  • Museum of New Hampshire History

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    (54 miles) Concord

    The New Hampshire Historical Society serves thousands of children and adults each year through its Museum of New Hampshire History, research library, educational programs, and award-winning ...

  • Currier Museum of Art

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    (55 miles) Manchester

    The Currier features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture, including works by Picasso, Monet, O'Keeffe, Wyeth, and LeWitt with exhibitions, tours, and programs ...

  • The Millyard Museum

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    (56 miles) Manchester

    The Museum features the permanent exhibit, Woven in Time: 11,000 Years at Amoskeag Falls, that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here. The story starts with the ...

  • MWV Children's Museum

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    (58 miles) North Conway

    Active and curious kids up to 7 years can learn through play in this fun children's museum, dedicated to their development in New Jersey!

  • Mount Washington Valley Childrens Museum

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    (59 miles) North Conway

    is a educational and entertaining, place to go with kids. It is an indoor play center where kids can learn by interacting with all the fun exhibits. Great rainy day activity for the whole family.

  • Salem Witch Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Step back in time to 1692, to a time when the Witch Trails of Salem were in full force. Fascinating for the older kids, this museum gives the family a dramatic history lesson with life-size figures, ...

  • Peabody Essex Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Spend the day surrounded by art and culture in this popular Salem museum, with exhibits, programs and activities!

  • Witch Dungeon Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Experience a live re-enactment of the Salem Witch Trial! Go back in time to 1692 to hear real transcripts from the actual trials, before touring the dungeon!

  • The New England Pirate Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Relive the swashbuckling adventures of Captains Kidd and Blackbeard, with a walking tour and authentic pirate treasures!

  • Witch History Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    Explore the untold stories of 1692 with live presentations and real life scenes depicting the stories of the trials in Old Salem village.

  • Salem Wax Museum

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    (62 miles) Salem

    This compelling museum is composed of eerily life-like London made wax figures that depict Salems vivid history from its founding in 1626 through the terrifying Hysteria of 1692. Come face to face ...