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L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery School

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Address: Main Street, Freeport, ME
Phone Number:
+1 800-559-0747 ext. 37222

Learn fishing, paddling, kayaking at the school.

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I had a great time there a place you should visit for sure spend a great part of the day visiting and shopping g

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Mike D
Hammonds Plains
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Hammonds Plains
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I had a great time there a place you should visit for sure spend a great part of the day visiting and shopping g

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Cranbury, NJ
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

It's shocking how inexpensive their activities are, and some of them are unique. For example, our family is clay pigeon shooting lessons for $25/person. Interesting and fun way to spend a couple hours.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had a wonderful time visiting LL Bean. The Northern Lights display was amazing!!! Plenty to see..

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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We love shopping here and keep on coming back over and over again! It's a fun place to shop and there is always lots of help if needed. Only wish there were more open registers when it's busy! :)

Thank Donnafitz
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family went on a cross country skiing excursion and had a wonderful time. It was our first time cross country skiing, but that was not a problem. The instructor was helpful and very knowledgeable. The group was small so everyone received individualized attention. We had a beautiful walk through the woods that included a break for hot chocolate provided... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

Took the class in ocean kayak and loved it. Such nice folks and so patient with these total klutz's. Very nice..

Thank 874mscs
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went on a Sunday morning kayak trip with our guide, Pete. Very informative and definitely knew his stuff. Excellent facility and they provided everything for comfort and safety. Information was well explained and increased confidence with new equipment. Wonderful trip that is one of my best memories of this vacation in Maine. Pete, thanks for sharing your corner of heaven... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

everything under one roof for all your needs,beautiful shop and very helpful staff open 24/7 all year round WOW.

Thank james4345
Post Falls, Idaho
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This was really a beginners class even though my wife and I are extremely experienced kayakers. It ws a pretty day and a chance to get on the water. Our Guides Pul and Elane were terrific people. Safety was their number one concern, and they made sure we knew how to properly wear our life vest, paddle and enter and... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was our 2nd time in the neighborhood our first visit being almost 30 years ago. We went a little out of the way this time and both agreed we could have skipped it. Everything they have is in the catalog or online. We don't like to spend valuable vacation time shopping.

Thank Jet_Lag_Tom

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