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Welcome to Gardiner, a picturesque small city located on the beautiful Kennebec River. Explore our historic downtown, a two-block district of architecturally significant buildings that reflect Gardiner's prosperity as a center for the lumber, paper and ice industries in the 1800's. Visit our shops,restaurants,and artist studios. Explore the waterfront, walk along the boardwalk, stroll down Steamboat Lane or the Rail Trail. Pick up a walking tour brochure at the Library or City Hall. Spend some time in our lovely old neighborhoods where the famous poet, Edwin Arlington Robinson, grew up. See the Gardiner Common, Robinson's home and gravesite, historic churches and the "Yellow House." Discover Gardiner, where history and progress meet