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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
207-338-1630
RA Rates:
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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.

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Perry's Nut House mummy.

Perry's Nut House

Not a lot left at Perry's Nut House. The mummy is still there, along with four or five dead stuffed animals and a skull with a steampunk eye patch. Kind of a letdown.

[C.R., 08/13/2021]

Perry's Nut House photo op.

Perry's Nut House

At Perry's Nut House, there are still a few stuffed animals inside, but mostly lobster and Maine-related souvenirs. The fisherman waxing poetic from his perch in a moon palace makes for a smile.

I was told the real estate "For Sale" sign out front is for the entire complex, so future looks iffy again? Stop in while you can!

Pink Floyd is in great shape.

[Kathy & Ron - On N X NE, 09/16/2015]
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]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Pink Floyd, Pink Dinosaur SkeletonPink Floyd, Pink Dinosaur Skeleton, Belfast, ME - < 1 mi.
Rooftop ElephantRooftop Elephant, Belfast, ME - < 1 mi.
Alexander the Dead SeagullAlexander the Dead Seagull, Searsport, ME - 4 mi.
In the region:
World Traveler Signpost, South China, ME - 28 mi.

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