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Perry, Maine: 45th Parallel Gift Shop Globe Team Field Report

US Hwy 1, Perry, ME
On the west side of US Hwy 1 about a mile north of the bridge in the town of Perry.
Store closed in 2022. Globe still standing. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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45th Parallel Gift Shop.

45th Parallel Gift Shop Globe

A gift shop just south of the halfway point between the equator and the North Pole offered a small selection of geographic souvenirs. Closed in 2022, but still notable for its photogenic outdoor globe monument sign. Report... [11/05/2012]

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45th Parallel Gift Shop

Unfortunately this sweet little shop is closed. The globe and sign are still there.

[Joanne Whalen, 09/18/2022]
45th Parallel Gift Shop

I think this shop has gone out of business. It was closed when I tried to visit in the Fall of 2015. It was a wonderful shop.

[Marilynn Higgins, 09/05/2016]

It's still open, but only on weekends after Labor Day.

45th Parallel Gift Shop.

45th Parallel Gift Shop

The novelty of the place (and another opportunity to buy some destination couture) brought me here, but it's really a cool photo opportunity outside by the big globe, albeit a pretty beat-up globe by now, but it still serves its purpose.

Inside, I was pleasantly surprised at the lineup of stuff to buy. Whimsy prevails and this is much more than a souvenir shop; it is a gift shop with quality items for sale.

Make sure you go up the road a couple hundred yards and see the "real" 45th Parallel marker.

[casaflamingo, 09/07/2014]

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