You Haven’t Truly Experienced Maine Without Seeing These 13 Interesting Roadside Attractions In The State!

Maine is full of incredible views, and some of the most interesting sights you’ll see in the state are its roadside attractions.

Whether you live here in Maine or travel in from out-of-state, there are thirteen awesome roadside attractions that offer a glimpse into the quirky, profound and heartwarming corners of the Pine Tree State.

Check out all thirteen here, then get out on the road and see them with your own eyes!

The Million Dollar Birdhouse Wall, Moscow

Tucked away on Route 201 in the small town of Moscow, Maine, there’s a sight that might have you wondering if your eyes are playing tricks on you: Maine’s Million Dollar Birdhouse Wall.

This roadside attraction started out as a boring retaining wall next to the Kennebec River, but has been transformed into a colorful canvas of art thanks to hundreds of birdhouses that have been hung on it.

You can read more on this hidden gem in Maine and see photos of some of the many birdhouses in this guide to the Million Dollar Birdhouse Wall.

Giant Lobster At Taste Of Maine, Woolwich

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Woolwich, just across the Kennebec River from Bath, boasts the Taste of Maine restaurant, famous for the world’s largest lobster roll. 

And you literally can’t miss this place, as a massive 70-foot-long, 12-foot-tall lobster sculpture atop the restaurant beckons you inside.

The world’s largest lobster roll awaits you there, at two feet long and packed with over a pound and a half of lobster meat.

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Wild Blueberry Land, Columbia Falls

Celebrate Maine’s wild blueberries at Wild Blueberry Land in Columbia Falls. 

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This unique attraction features a distinctive blueberry-shaped dome housing a variety of blueberry-themed treats and souvenirs. 

Visitors can learn about the state’s blueberry industry and cultivating blueberries, while also having a tasty sample of blueberry pies, jams, and other delicacies. 

Captain Brown: The Old Lobster Fisherman, Boothbay Harbor

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For nearly 50 years, Captain Brown, “The Old Lobster Fisherman,” has been a prominent figure outside Brown Wharf’s Inn in Boothbay Harbor. 

This 25-foot-tall fisherman clad in traditional fishing slickers offers a charming welcome to Maine’s picturesque coastline and the inn.

Word has it Captain Brown was originally modeled after the similar Big Amos Amish man statue in Pennsylvania.

The L.L. Bean Boot, Freeport

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Standing tall outside the flagship L.L. Bean store in Freeport, the iconic L.L. Bean Boot sculpture captures the essence of Maine’s outdoor culture. 

This oversized boot represents the company’s commitment to quality outdoor gear since 1912. 

Visitors can snap a memorable photo with the boot and explore the extensive retail space, which operates 24/7, offering outdoor gear, clothing, and L.L. Bean’s famed customer service.

The International Signpost, Lynchville

Located just outside Lynchville, this intriguing signpost displays distances to what you might be tricked into thinking are various global destinations, but are in reality towns in Maine named for foreign countries.

It serves as a quirky photo opportunity and a reminder of the state’s historic and contemporary ties to international commerce and culture. 

The main signpost is in Lynchville, but there are a couple other signposts across the state, each offering a unique set of destinations, adding a global perspective to Maine’s scenic routes.

Perry’s Nut House, Belfast

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Since 1927, Perry’s Nut House in Belfast has delighted visitors with its slogan “Maine’s Favorite Fudge, Nuts and Curiosities.” 

Known for exceptional fudge and a collection of oddities, including the famous “Ape-raham” stuffed gorilla, it’s a must-visit for anyone seeking a taste of Maine’s quirky side.

Be on the lookout for the pink dinosaur bone structure out front, which you can’t miss and will let you know you’ve arrived at this quirky spot in the Downeast area.

B-52 Crash Site, Greenville

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Located near Greenville, Maine, on Elephant Mountain, the B-52 Crash Site serves as a memorial to the U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber that crashed in 1963. 

This solemn site, accessible by a short off-road drive, attracts plenty of hikers and history enthusiasts. 

Visitors can explore the wreckage, offering a poignant reminder of the Cold War era and honoring the crew’s sacrifice.

Lenny The Chocolate Moose, Scarborough

Situated in Scarborough, Lenny the Chocolate Moose is a delightful stop at Len Libby Candies. 

This life-size moose sculpture, made from 1,700 pounds of milk chocolate, showcases Maine’s creativity and love for sweets. 

Visitors can admire Lenny, learn about the chocolate-making process, and explore a wide selection of handmade chocolates and candies.

Andre the Seal, Rockport

In Rockport, the statue of Andre the Seal commemorates the beloved harbor seal that became a local celebrity in the 1980s. 

The statue captures Andre’s special bond with the community, making it a heartwarming stop for those familiar with his story through the 1994 film “Andre.”

Flying Moose Sculpture, Rockwood

In Rockwood, just south of the town landing on Rockwood Road, stands the whimsical Flying Moose Sculpture. 

This unique piece, featuring a moose with wings, intrigues both locals and visitors.

A nearby plaque explains the flying moose’s legend, making it a quirky and memorable stop with ample parking for those passing by.

El Faro Salute Sculpture, Rockland

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The El Faro Salute! sculpture in Rockland honors the memory of five Maine Maritime Academy graduates lost at sea during Hurricane Joaquin with the El Faro. 

The sculpture, combined with a walk on Rockland’s mile-long breakwater to the lighthouse, offers a moment of reflection and remembrance.

Nellieville, Deer Isle

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Deer Isle’s Nellieville, also known as Nervous Nellie’s, combines a jam and jelly production of up to 300 jars a day with an eclectic sculpture garden set in an Old Western town facade. 

This quirky destination offers a unique blend of culinary delights and artistic exploration.