The Desert of Maine Offers:
  • Narrated Coach Tours
  • Sand Designing
  • 1783 Barn Museum

  • -Antique Farm Tools 
    -Sand Paintings 
    -World Sand Collection
  • Walking Tours 
  • Marked Nature Trails
  • Giant Sand Dunes
  • Picnic Area 
  • Gift Shop 
  • Convenience Store

Great place for club gatherings, church groups, company, or busses
Great place to have Birthday Parties or Family Reunions like the Fanning family Reunion!
Affordable Family Fun... 

Hours of entertainment , education and unique experience.

adults $ 12.50
teens (13 - 16) $ 7.75
children (4 - 12) $ 6.75
Mining at the DOM is FUN for all ages. Create great memories for birthday parties. The GGM Mining Company Sluice for all gem stones and fossils. Every bag guaranteed and seeded for happy rewards!

Bags of mixed dirt and gemstones (3/4 lbs.) $ 10.95
Extra Large bag of mixed gemstones and fossils $ 22.95
Create your own sand bottles give them a souvenir that will last forever.

Sand Bottles with DOM logo are only $ 2.95
Visitors find it difficult to imagine among the rolling hills and rambling brooks at the end of Desert Rd. there is a Desert. Once you take your first step through the gift shop's front door, however, your doubts will vanish as you enter the vast and sandy DESERT of MAINE.

The owners welcome you to a very unusual experience and they will do everything they can to make your visit a pleasant and informative one.
Gem Stone Hunts for Children

12 years old and younger. . .
Price is included with admission
William Tuttle Farm ...1797

In 1797 the Tuttle family moved to the 300 acre farm that once covered the Desert of Maine where they successfully raised crops of potatoes and hay for several years. Failure to rotate crops thereafter, combined with massive land - clearing and overgrazing resulted in severe soil erosion that exposed this hidden Desert. As the spreading sand grew uncontrollable, the Tuttles surrendered, leaving the Desert to it's destiny.

Visit our Farm Museum in the original Tuttle Barn. The barn is over 200 years old and is the only building remaining from the Tuttle farm.


The Desert


Gift Shop

Butterfly Room


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