5 Odd Attractions in Maine Would Make a Weird Road Trip
I knew about the giant Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor...but I had no idea Maine was chock a block full of big and little weird things to go see.
PLEASURE GROUND - TINY FIGURES
This is Pleasure Ground - Tiny Figures in York Harbor, Maine. A public park with a 4 by 8 ft. rock and little bronze people about 6 inches big. A perfect stop for a cool selfie. This was done by artist Sumner Winebaum in 2011.
ELMER'S BARN OF JUNK AND DEAD THINGS
Here's what I know from reviews....more junk and not as many dead things, but apparently Elmer is super nice at Elmer's Barn of Junk and Dead Things in Cooper Mills, Maine.
And he would like you to pretty please keep your dog in your car. This sign has been edited to protect the innocent.
Um...keep your dog in the car.
WORLD'S LARGEST NON-STICK FRYING PAN
Ten feet across this giant frying pan is brought out of storage every July in Pittsfield and placed under a tent in a field for the Central Maine Egg Festival. Okay...what the hell is a Central Maine Egg Festival?
The Central Maine Egg Festival has traditionally been a celebration of the brown egg industry and is held annually on the fourth Saturday of July in Manson Park. It is the event of the year in Pittsfield. Activities are held in and around the downtown area for the preceding five days, with a parade and the Kiwanis Karnival held on Saturday. The Egg Festival Committee begins early in the year planning the event, with numerous civic groups participating to hold events or set up booths. In addition to the parade, there is an Early Bird Breakfast, chicken barbeque, street dance, “Egglympics”, craft fair and fireworks. The Kiwanis Karnival offers rides. The Egg Festival offers an opportunity for the entire community to celebrate and for civic groups to raise needed funds.
BIG CHICKEN STATUE
So, didn't know about this chicken up in Monmouth. I think Monmouth is so pretty and I have only been through it and I missed this damn chicken! It's at least 12 feet tall and has had some trouble with vandalism (that's a new beak!) It's now in some guys yard. He's pretty accommodating for pictures if you are respectful.
BIG BOYZ WORKER STATUE
I love how Roadside America describes this statue:
A physical specimen with a droopy mustache, a big belly, Popeye arms, and a head that's too big for his body. And he's 15 feet tall.
This big guy is up in Augusta on Riverside Drive. It appears this poor disproportionate worker is in front of an abandoned building in a sketchy part of town. But you can walk around the fence for a picture.
Let's check out the junk in his trunk...
You'd be amazed how many odd ball things Maine has. Check out the full list at Roadside America.