Visitor Information

Area Arts & Cultural Attractions

  • Colby College Museum of Art – Always free and open to the public, the Colby College Museum of Art has over 38,000 square feet of exhibition space and offers a diverse array of exhibitions and public programs.
  • Common Street Arts – Common Street Arts hosts art exhibitions and multi-media events, and provides unique social, cultural and collaborative opportunities for the Waterville community. CSA’s programs promote local and regional artists and art education, while also bringing artists from further afield to the area to inspire and enhance the local creative spirit.
  • L.C. Bates Museum – The L.C. Bates Museum includes amazing natural history exhibits, fun local history, Native American collections, rocks and minerals, fossils, outside nature trails, picnic tables, and an arboretum behind the museum.
  • Waterville Public Library – Built in 1896, the Waterville Public Library is an his­toric Carnegie library, and is a center for commu­nity and learning, a place where people and ideas connect. The library connects people of all ages with ideas, information, and opportunity. Library services and resources are free, open to the public and include a Business, Career & Creative Center, public computers and wifi, local history collections, art gallery, and youth programs.
  • Waterville Opera House – One of the primary venues of MIFF, the Waterville Opera House has been Central Maine’s cultural center since 1902, treating audiences of all ages to the magic of the performing arts, including theatrical produc­tions, ballet performances, concerts, vaudeville and comedy acts, touring shows, as well as a variety of community celebrations and special events.

Other Area Attractions

  • Belgrade Lakes Region
  • Belgrade Lakes Golf Club
  • Kennebec River Whitewater Rafting
  • Quarry Road Recreational Area – The Quarry Road Recreation Area provides outstanding opportunities for a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, walking/running, biking, and more. The area offers 10 km (6 miles) of world-class groomed cross-country ski trails and beginning in 2013, will have the only snowmaking capability for miles around on 3 km of trails.
  • Downtown Waterville – With over twenty restaurants in a four block radius, several music venues, a weekly farmers’ market, and links to miles of wooded trails including the historic Two Cent Bridge spanning the Kennebec River, downtown Waterville is a family-friendly center for an afternoon adventure or anything you might need while visiting in central Maine.

Regional & Maine Tourism Links