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Below, there is a list of the most popular tourist attractions in and near Orono, ME. Check it out!


Old Town Museum, located at a distance of approximately 3 miles from Orono's center, is considered to be one of the most popular historical museums in the area, and you can see here interesting exhibits, including old photos and historical artifacts.


You can visit the Margaret Chase Smith Centre, at Colburn Hall, where you can find out more about the author of the Declaration of Conscience, the woman who helped to end the McCarthyism period.


Fans of UMaine Athletics can visit the University of Maine Sports Hal of Fame, which was opened 17 years ago to honor the finest athletes from the university.


Sports & outdoor events

The athletic teams from University of Maine Orono, known as the Black Bears, bring excitement every time their games take place. Since 1987, the National Girls and Women in Sports Day has been celebrated every February, to honor the university's past and present achievements in sports and to accentuate the continuing struggle of women for equality in sports.


The first women's basketball team has been established in 1920, followed by the women's hockey team, started in 1923. Today, there are 10 women's athletic teams at UMaine, covering sports areas such as soccer, softball, basketball and ice-hockey, as well as 5 female head coaches.


During the year, there are many entertaining, family events that are happening all over Maine, such as the Annual Family Fest, celebrated in Bridgton, Maine, which is a popular event, filled with fun outdoor winter activities, including a snow sculpture contest, sleigh rides, a pie-eating contest and a snow poker run.


The list of annual festivals near Orono, ME includes many other celebrations such as the Winter Carnival in Old Orchard Beach, held in old Orchard Beach, the Derby Fest, which takes place in Windham, ME, as well as the Winter Transportation Festival, in Owls Head, featuring antique snow vehicles, as well as tons of fun family activities, offered at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.



There are a few nightly spots in Orono, ME where people can enjoy themselves, have a drink or even go dancing, despite the fact that it is a very small town, having only 9000 inhabitants. The nightlife scene of Orono, ME is mainly patronized by the UMaine students, which fill the bars, pubs or clubs almost every night, and especially on Fridays and Saturdays.


The list of the most popular nightspots in or near Orono, ME includes places like the Bear Brew, in Burlington, ME, which is a traditional meeting place for UMaine students, who come here to charge their batteries after classes, as well as the Riverfront Pub (Water Street), the 103 Ultra Lounge (103 Park Street) and the Welcome Inn Number Ten (Main Street).

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