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Offbeat attractions along the Southern Maine Coast

Maine is no doubt one of the most beautiful states we have ever been to.  We couldn’t help but fall in love with the quaint villages, dramatic shorelines, and the colorful summer flowers.  On our trip in August 2011, we spent 5 days exploring the southern coast of Maine, and even made a quick visit to Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Truthfully, I cannot wait until the day we can go back and see the northern part of Maine.

By the end of our trip, we learned that Maine is so much more than lighthouses, beaches, and lobsters.  We actually surprised ourselves with the various places that we were able to visit – some were carefully planned, while others were done on a whim.  Those unplanned visits led us to some interesting sites that many people overlook on their travels to Maine.

Below is my list of Southern Maine’s lesser-known destinations.

Eartha, located in Yarmouth, is the world’s largest rotating globe.

The picturesque Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport

Desert of Maine in Freeport

I look like a dwarf compared to this giant statue, known locally as the Freeport Big Indian

The Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport

Lenny, the world’s only life-size chocolate moose. You can find him inside the Len Libby store in Scarborough.

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