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“Interesting, but really a map store”

Eartha, the World's Largest Revolving and Rotating Globe
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Yarmouth
Certificate of Excellence
rochester,new york
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222 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Interesting, but really a map store”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

Seeing the Eartha globe was quite interesting. Scale is 1"= 16 miles and it rotates at the same rate and axis just like the earth. 41 feet tall. They give you a free postcard with all the details. Very impressive. Attached to the viewing area is a large store, selling the DeLorme maps plus other brands, toys, books, models etc.

Visited October 2013
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English first
Norwich, Connecticut
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403 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
“Great side stop”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you are driving up to Freeport or beyond, it is well worth the stop here to see the big globe known as Eartha. It's housed at DeLorme, and you can walk around the whole thing, as well as go up the stairs and look down on it from the third floor. It is huge! It is very relaxing to just stand there and watch it rotate. There's further information on it posted on the walls, and also a nice gift shop that offers it's fair share of maps, but also books, and other cool things. Well worth the stop and it's something you are not going to see somewhere else.

Visited September 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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309 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Fun and free!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a unique attraction in Maine, and worth a stop. The globe is pretty fascinating and we really enjoyed their well-stocked shop. Not just maps, but also a wide array of books, toys, and gift items.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

I've been a DeLorme fan for years, and use their atlases and computer maps. Their map and travel shop should always be a visitors first stop in the Freeport area.

Visited August 2013
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Lewiston
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Eartha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Eartha and it's parent company Delorme are a great educational and geographical visit.If you are coming to Maine it is conveniently located just off of Interstate 295[ you can see the building from the Highway]
Great maps and educational stuff for all ages.If you are travelling up the coast you should stop and visit on the way to Freeport, which is about 10 minutes away.

Visited October 2012
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