Classic rides, thrill rides, arcade games, food reign, and family fun
From fantastic water parks and extreme ziplines, to getting safely up close and personal with a moose or mountain lion, the whole family will find area amusement and adventure parks in Greater Portland prime destinations for fun that turns boredom on its head. These parks are built for ultimate enjoyment, and they are easily accessible from Portland. Many exciting day trips are available just around the corner!
Summer visitors will experience maximum cool at the region’s famous Funtown USA and Splashtown USA. Here, wild rides and slides are the stars, made even better by the amusements and activities that surround them. For those seeking even more wall-to-wall recreation, a day at a beachfront amusement park at Old Orchard Beach delivers. Classic rides, thrill rides, arcade games, and food reign, and family fun is what it's all about during park season.
Kids can also get in touch with their wild side at the Wildlife, where moose, lynx, black bears, and mountain lions – those that cannot survive in the wild due to injury or prior captivity – roam. Awe-inspiring denizens of the sea welcome sightseers on area whale watches (cruises travel to known whale feeding grounds), and cruises where sea turtles, dolphins, and puffins come out to play, make for a great day on the water.