Introduction to Waterville, Maine
The area was formerly occupied by the Canibas tribe of Abenaki Indians. It was named Taconnet in honor of Chief Taconnet. Waterville was incorporated as a town in 1802, when the residents on the west of Kennebec found crossing the river for attending town meetings dangerous. Waterville was reincorporated as a city in 1888.
Waterville and nearby Attractions
- Waterville Historical Society Museum
- Lake Saint George State Park
- Waterville Opera House
- Colby College Museum of Art
Things To Do In Waterville
Tourists can visit the Maine State Museum or the Waterville Historical Society Museum while in the city. Lake Saint George State Park is spread over more than 350 acres and comes with a swimming area and camping facilities. Great shows are performed at the Waterville Opera House. Colby College Museum of Art is also worth visiting. The city hosts festivals like the Maine International Film Festival and the Harvest Fest every year.
Bangor International Airport is close by.
Waterville Higher Education
Colby College and Thomas College are located in Waterville. Other higher education institutes near the city include the University of Maine at Augusta, University of Maine at Farmington and University of Southern Maine.