Belfast, Maine: Perry's Nut House

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Address:
45 Searsport Ave., Belfast, ME
Directions:
On the south side of US Hwy 1/Searsport Ave. less than a mile west of the Belfast bridge.
Hours:
Summer daily 10 am - 6 pm. Shorter hours spring and fall. (Call to verify)
Phone:
207-338-1630
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Perry's Nut House
Several outdoor animal photo-ops and an indoor "forgotten" mummy indicate that this once-classic attraction may be on the rebound, bulking up with crazy exhibits. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Perry's Nut House

Perry's Nut House has been for sale the past couple of months. The real estate advertisement is on YouTube if you care to watch it. Whether the attraction is open any more I don't know.

[Keith Shaub, 06/21/2015]

Perry's Nut House is still open, and probably will remain so at least through the busy summer months. From the real estate pitch: "A landmark for generations. One of the largest fudge sellers in the state!"

Gorilla.

Perry's Nut House

A great stop for some tasty fudge, but Perry's Tropical Nut House is more than a tourist trap and fudge shop. It's a remnant, if just a small one, of the grand days of roadside curio cabinets that prospered in the 1930s and 1940s. Today, the Nut House still exhibits a few vintage specimens from its former Nut Museum and Menagerie of Exotic Stuffed Animals, including a case with two shrunken heads (fakes for sure), an original-to-the-building mural, and several stuffed animal heads. The gorilla, the mongoose, and the mummy are not to be missed.

It may be touristy and not be what it once was, but it's still a fun stop. Great t-shirt selection as well!

[casaflamingo, 10/05/2014]

Nutzy the Squirrel.

Perry's Nut House

Mostly a tourist souvenir stand with a few mounted animals, Perry's still has a charm about it with Ape-Raham the gorilla, a gator strapped to the ceiling and assorted random stuff all around. Not a bad place to stop.

[Chris Meiman, 06/23/2010]

Jay the Forgotten Mummy at Perry's.

Perry's Nut House

Billed on RA as a house of oddities. Well, yes there are a few oddities there...but it is more of a tourist trap selling some of the cheapest stuff around!

O.K., I will admit there was this sweet little old lady selling fresh homemade fudge (of all flavors/varieties) and so I indulged. The fudge made at Perry's Nut House is well worth the stop!

There was a giant stuffed Gorilla as you walk in the front door (contest to name it...and if you win...you get your picture with the gorilla). A large stuffed albatross, a mummy (looked a bit doctored up). Some cool things outside to get your picture with.

[Ryan from Michigan, 11/23/2009]

Hooray for "Jay the Forgotten Mummy!" Perry's is on the comeback trail...

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