Rural isolation and a seasonal influx of tourists have made Maine the home of quirky roadside attractions. From a museum of mythical animals to the world’s biggest globe, there’s no shortage of oddities to explore – here are a few of our favorites.
You can travel the length of the solar system in just 40mi (64km) at the Maine Solar System Model, thanks to its 1:93,000,000 scale. Up north in Aroostook County – known as just “the county” – the planets (and Pluto) pop up in fun places run along a rural highway. Mercury is above a garden, while Venus sits just off the parking lot of a motor inn, and Earth is in a used-car dealership.