Lewiston is the second largest city in Maine, sits on Androscoggin County. When you are visiting Lewiston you can go to Lewiston Public Library. It is a historic site located between Park and Pine Streets. This Colonial Revival library building was originally constructed in 1902. It was known as the Manufacturers and Mechanics Library. The building was significantly renovated and expanded in 1996. The Marsden Hartley Cultural Center was opened in 2005. The Lewiston Public Library has numerous volumes on state and city histories and genealogical research from the nineteenth and twentieth century including city directories, company papers, scrapbooks, personal accounts, reports and records of organizations. The library holds various events such as concerts and film festivals throughout the year. While you are there you can also go to nearby Franco-American Heritage Center. It was opened in 2000. This performing arts center offers various programs and events related to Franco-American performances as well as other cultural displays. The venue hosts both local and international performers. The Center also serves as a museum of the city's Franco-American past. It displays historical artifacts and documentation related to Franco-American heritage. Many visitors to the city go to Creative Photographic Art Center. It is a 40,000 square foot photographic center, one of the largest photographic facilities in the eastern United States. The center features numerous national and international photo exhibits in a wide ranges of subject matters.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is not only the largest car rental company in the United State but also in North America. Enterprise is now offering specials for Lewiston and surrounding areas. Make you reservation online and enjoy the low rates while they last.
Lewiston offers plenty of attractions for the tourists in the city. One of the popular places to visit is the Bates College Museum of Art. Located on the Bates College Campus, it features a wide variety of art. The Bates College Art Museum was founded in 1955. The museum has four galleries: the Bates Gallery, Collection Gallery, the Underground Synergy Seminar space and the 150 Art Reader Stairwell. The collection includes drawings, oil sketches, personal photographs and writings. The highlight is the Marsden Hartley Memorial Collection, generous gifts from Marsden Hartley’s niece Norma Berger. Marsden Hartley, a Lewiston native, is considered to be one of the most important American modernist painters. The Bates collection also features work by Robert Indiana, homage to Hartley through a collection of work called “The Hartley Elegies”. Museum L-A is another museum conveniently located in a former textile factory building not too far from the Bates College Museum of Art. Visitors can walk through a simulated production line, view exhibits covering the textile, shoe and brick industries that once thrived. If you are like exotic birds then you must visit Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary. This is the largest bird sanctuary in New England. This 310 acre wildlife preserve features various walking trails, wildlife, and ponds. The sanctuary consists of 6 different wildlife habitats: Upland Wetlands, Mixed Forest, Restored Farm Meadows, Vernal Pools, Coniferous Old growth Forest and Built Environment. Some of the other activities in the sanctuary include cross country skiing, picnicking, and show shoeing. If you like golf then you can go to Apple Valley Golf Course. It is a 9-hole regulation length golf course in Lewiston. This short layout will reward good shots and provide a fun golf outing for people of all ages.