Atlantic City, New Jersey: Metal Mr. Peanut StatueThe monocled, top-hatted, human-sized goober has occupied several spots along the Boardwalk, staying one step ahead of vandals and collapsing buildings. He sits on a bench, encouraging others to join him.
Atlantic City Visitors Center
- 1745 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ
- Inside the Atlantic City walk-in Visitors Center. On the Boardwalk just south of S. Indiana Ave. Park on S. Indiana as close to the beach as you can, then walk a block south to Mr. Peanut.
- Daily 9 am -5 pm.
Visitor Tips and News About Metal Mr. Peanut Statue
Sad to report that Mr Peanut was vandalized again.
He was put out on the boardwalk while the AC walk~in Visitors Center on the boardwalk was under construction to become a police substation and visitors center. And again, Mr Peanut has been sent to Cherry Hill, NJ for repairs. According to the visitors center staffers, they are seeking to have him mounted on wheels so he can be rolled onto the boardwalk when opening and rolled back in at closing time. They said they don't know if they'll get their wish. We shall see upon Mr Peanut's return to the Atlantic City boardwalk.[Robert, 05/30/2012]
The Mr. Peanut Statue is currently housed inside the AC walk-in Visitors Center in the entrance to the old skywalk that led to the now demolished Sand's Casino.[Robert, 05/29/2009]
The Garden Pier, where Mr Peanut is located, is temporarily closed due to visual corrosion. The Press of Atlantic City reported: "The city shut down Garden Pier, home to the Atlantic City Historical Museum and the Atlantic City Arts Center, after a visual inspection by an engineering firm alerted officials to potential safety hazards."[Robert, 05/13/2009]
Atlantic City's Mr. Peanut statue (and bench) has been moved to the Garden Pier. It sits under an eave to allow it protection from the elements, and the pier closes at 4 pm daily, so there is less chance of vandals attacking it again. Be aware that the Garden Pier parking lot closes promptly at 4 pm, so move your car or it will be towed.
Alas, there is a $2+ billion casino being built adjacent to the Garden Pier, and the new developers expect to purchase the Garden Pier and tear it down. The future site of the Mr. Peanut Statue is in question...[robert, 12/30/2008]
Atlantic City's Mr. Peanut Statue was only available for a short time after it appeared in July. He was vandalized, his bronze composite right hand broken in half. Luckily, before the attack I snapped a shot of my niece and nephew posing next to him.[Robert, 12/03/2006]
That extended pinky was too much for the criminal mind to tolerate! Mr. Peanut was taken away to Cherry Hill, NJ for repairs in mid-August 2006, and a rethinking of his structural fitness when pitted against boardwalk denizens. Mr. Peanut's armored shell is made of a tough mixture of steel and resin; the new hand will be all steel, impervious to all but the most determined and demented vandals.