Atlantic City, New Jersey: Metal Mr. Peanut Statue (Gone)The 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.
Visitor Tips and News About Metal Mr. Peanut Statue
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.
Planters Peanuts has erected a slightly larger-than-human sized Mr. Peanut statue on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey.... [07/13/2006] Complete News Story
Metal Mr. Peanut Statue
Atlantic City Visitors Center
- 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.
- August 2014: Reported out for repair. Daily 9 am -5 pm.