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Address: Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME
Description: Elaborately styled 19th-century house at Kennebunkport Landing.

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Yes, It looks like a wedding cake

It was the strange name "Wedding Cake House" listed in a tour guide that began our search. We found it, read the historic back story. It does kind of resemble a wedding cake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Paul P
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Tallahassee, Florida
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Newington, Ct
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

It is really a sight to see...i'm sure you have never quite seen a house like this; it originally dates back around 100 yrs ago. the owner is now 88 yrs old and as charismatic as they come. It was just by chance that we met him...but just looking at the house is worth it. It was actually one our... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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153 reviews 153 reviews
33 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We stumbled across the Wedding Cake House en route to Kennebunkport, and I hopped out of the car to take a picture of the beautiful home. A gentleman was getting out of a car in the driveway, and invited us in for a tour! He introduced himself as Jimmy Barker, and met us at the front door. The entryway has... More 

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Malden, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This house is a sterling example of what happens when skilled craftsmen have carving tools and too much time on their hands. However, as you can drive on by for free, it's worth taking a look.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It was the strange name "Wedding Cake House" listed in a tour guide that began our search. We found it, read the historic back story. It does kind of resemble a wedding cake - gaudy but it could pass. But it was only worth a drive-by for us. There were too many other places to see.

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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You will want to take pictures. Beautiful house! Just one of the beautiful buildings along this route. Enjoy .

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The house is beautiful, but sad to say that it doesn't appear to have been kept up over the years. It is absolutely darling! A great stop!

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Kennebunk, Maine
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I drive by this place regularly. The owners are neglecting the up keep. It was more attractive years back. In the summer there are busses that stop for pictures and that's fine but I wouldn't pay to go inside.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

You must see this large cake looking house that is most unusual. It will be unlike anything you have every seen or witnessed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The way reviews read, this is something you just have to see when you visit Kennebunkport. It's not much to look at and sadly is in great disrepair. It's more like a crumbly wedding cake with discolored icing :( But of course you can drive by if you're nearby. I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to see it.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We thought our tour director was kidding when he told us the story of the Wedding Cake House, but then we saw it and found a postcard pix of it and knew it was real!

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