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Abraham Lincoln's first vice president, Hannibal Hamlin, died on this couch in 1891.
Sights for Oddball Excursions
The world's foremost chainsaw sculptor gives tour-de-force live performances in his custom-built sound-proof booth.
An accidentally created treeless wasteland, long promoted to tourists as a "desert."
Jerry Cardone has adorned his seven-acre property with likenesses of Bigfoot, Santa, UFOs, dinosaurs, and Jesus. He's been abducted by aliens many times.
All of the world's creature superstars, from Bigfoot to Nessie, are enshrined in the world's only museum of real monsters.
DeLorme, still making maps (and map software). Eartha, still spinning!
A mighty statue stands in the city where the mythical woodsman was born, or at least that's what Bangor wants us to think...
Larry Ross's private museum is built in, around, and about the packing crate used to ship Charles Lindbergh's plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, from France back to the U.S.
Columbia Falls, Maine
Owners of a blueberry-themed shop and bakery went refreshingly overboard when it came to construction and decoration.
30 feet tall, with a big feathered headdress and scary ritual facial scars. Known locally as "The Big F Indian," where the F could stand for Freeport or other F words.
A classic photo-op sign, guaranteed to wow the folks back home.
A gift shop just south of the halfway point between the equator and the North Pole. Map-crazed visitors like to pose next to its photogenic globe.
Hanson Gregory invented the doughnut hole in 1847. A small plaque, erected on his birth site, honors that landmark event.
A life-size moose, sculpted in solid chocolate -- and that's a lot of chocolate -- stands in an ice cream parlor.
The World's Tallest Indian towers over downtown Skowhegan -- or he used to, before the trees around him got so tall.
Giant pop bottle may convince you to drink Moxie, a "nerve tonic" and delightful beverage.
Offbeat Landmarks and Oddities
Choice field reports and tips. Or check out: Complete list of Maine attractions.
- Bangor: 31-Foot-Tall Paul Bunyan
- Bangor: VP Hannibal Hamlin's Death Couch
- Bath: Monster of Unfathomable Pedigree [tips]
- Bath: Lobstermobile [tips]
- Belfast: Perry's Nut House
- Boothbay Harbor: Giant Old Salt Fisherman [tips]
- Canaan: Lindbergh Crate Museum
- Columbia Falls: Wild Blueberry Land: World's Largest Blueberry
- Freeport: Desert Of Maine
- Freeport: The Big F Indian
- Hancock: Ray Murphy's Chainsaw Show
- Houlton: 7 Wonders of God Creatures
- Kennebunk: Johnson Hall Museum, One Man's Treasures [tips]
- Lubec: Easternmost Point in the U.S. [tips]
- Lynchville: World Traveler Sign
- Perry: Oldest Halfway North Marker
- Perry: 45th Parallel Gift Shop
- Portland: International Cryptozoology Museum
- Prospect: Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory, Fort Knox Tunnels [tips]
- Rockport: Birthplace of the Inventor of the Doughnut Hole
- Rumford: Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan [tips]
- Scarborough: Lenny, the Chocolate Moose
- Skowhegan: World's Tallest Indian
- Trenton: The Great Maine Lumberjack Show [tips]
- Union: Moxie Bottle House
- Woolwich: Mainer C. Lobster Sculpture
- Yarmouth: Eartha: World's Largest Rotating Globe