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Nervous Nellie's

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Address: 598 Sunshine Road, Deer Isle, ME 04627
Phone Number: +1 800-777-6845
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Description: Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly...
Nervous Nellie's is a cottage industry (jams and chutneys made with mostly Maine fruit) in a cottage. It's a sculpture studio and acres of whimsical sculptures and installations of American icons like the general store, the juke joint, a western town complete with saloon, sheriff, jail, Chinese laundry, fortune teller, all made in Peter Beerits's quirky style, using re-purposed "junk" from the island dump and countless old barns. Try free jam samples in the shop or have a homemade scone with jam in the tea room. Something for everyone here!
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Not to be missed Wild West adventure!

As if Deer Isle wasn't fun enough, we just discovered THIS gem of twisted art and sculpture! We spent a fun and mesmerizing hour roaming through Peter Beerits' Wild West mini-town... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As if Deer Isle wasn't fun enough, we just discovered THIS gem of twisted art and sculpture! We spent a fun and mesmerizing hour roaming through Peter Beerits' Wild West mini-town complete with his bizarre and whimsical humanoid sculptures that "people" the town. There is a saloon, a fortune teller, a chapel, Hardy's General Store, which is actually a replica... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We've been here twice and love it. As a friend from Florida gushed, "I've NEVER seen anything like it!" Really. Amazing sculptures in a village setting (tavern, grocery store, Old West saloon, jail etc.) with sculptures made of junk metal. He is sooooo talented. A walk in the woods reveals many more of his amazing, usually life-size works - and... More 

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Austin
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place is a trip! I guess the draw is the jams, etc., but the art is worth the detour. A must see, if you're in the area.

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Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We are senior citizens and so enjoyed Nervous Nellies; laughing our way through the village and the shops and of course purchasing Blue Raz Conserve - to die for! Also purchased the blank all occasion cards with fantastic animal drawings. Highly recommended for all ages and excellent holiday gift ideas.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been to many museums and the sculptures at nellies better than most museums I have been too so unique. Also bought some jams the flavor was great especially the blueberry ginger and raspberry. Even bought some Maine catnip for my kitties. A MUST see.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

An absolute gotta-see-it hidden gem. I went 4 times already and every time I discover a new little corner of the nervous nelly world I had not seen before.

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Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A bit on the creepy side, lots of statues that are "out there". Jam's are good and the staff is very nice.

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Philadephia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Tourist trap? Maybe - but the chutneys were relly good ($$) and the sculpture garden is worth the whole trip over to that siade fo the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stumbled across this place on a bicycle ride and was enamored with the sculptures. Fanciful and worth a visit.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A great place for a leisurely visit, full of fun surprises in the woods and little buildings that dot the property. Loved the sculptures and creativity, adore the jam.

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