Freeport, Maine: Desert Of Maine Team Field Report

95 Desert Rd, Freeport, ME
I-295 exit 20, then drive west on Desert Rd to its end.
Daily 9-5 starting Jun 15 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
$10 inc. hourly tours.
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Desert of Maine.

Desert Of Maine
A former farm and now a wasteland, with real rolling dunes that have swallowed buildings. Take the tram tour and visit the Sand Museum. Report...

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Desert of Maine camel.

Desert of Maine

This place remains a geological oddity and it is beautiful. Mela and Doug Heestand, the owners as of 2018, are creating a fun and educational place to visit. With an emphasis on the local market, they are promoting concerts and other events in the historic barn, updating the walking tours, created a new campground, and have built a unique playground. And they have painted the (now) very colorful fiberglass camel.

[Tim O'Brien, 02/11/2020]

Desert of Maine.

Desert Of Maine

Cool. It literally looks like a desert, so like desert there's nothing much to see. It was obviously a waste of $10 yet the owners were very lovely, yes. Oh, and they are going to have some music concerts in the bar, which would be fun !

[Debra, 09/11/2019]

Lovely owners. Bar. Music concerts. Perhaps a refreshing waterfall beneath sheltering palms.... an oasis shimmers just ahead.

Desert Of Maine

We went on a cloudy, overcast day. There had been lots of rain overnight which solved the problem of blowing sand. More to see here than we thought. The gift shop is being thoroughly renovated and will have food service when complete. A great choice for when you are sick of seeing lighthouses.

[LamFam, 06/22/2019]

Camels in the Desert of Maine.

The Desert of Maine

The Desert of Maine is still going strong, albeit a bit chilly on an October morning. A real tribute to man's folly and making lemonade out of lemons. They give you a nice half-hour guided trolley tour and a blanket to sit on. The Sand Museum and gift shop are old-fashioned tourist delights.

[Gunnar Johnson, 10/11/2011]

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