I always love stopping at fun roadside oddities. So when I heard that the world’s largest rotating globe was in Maine, I had to check it out! Known as “Eartha”, this 41ft diameter globe fills the lobby of what was once a map company in Yarmouth, Maine.
Visiting Eartha is really accessible, so it’s worth a quick stop if you’re driving past Yarmouth. You can spot the giant globe from the freeway, especially if you’re driving at night as the lobby is illuminated, so I had already caught a few glimpses of it before we went to explore.
Because it’s located in an office building, access to the lobby is limited to business hours. Since we’re juggling school and work while living remotely this year with Airbnb, most of our exploring happens at night or on the weekends. This meant we didn’t get to Eartha while it was open, but it was still a really fun, quick stop.
There is a generous amount of parking, with a cluster of handicapped parking spots situated directly across from the gentle ramp that leads you onto the sidewalk. From there, it was easy to roll around and get views from every side. The lobby also appeared to be fully accessible, with two large doors located directly to the right of the glass walls that enclose the globe. There are some chairs inside to sit and watch Eartha slowly spin by, if you want.
Anna’s Top 5:
I love learning little facts about the places we go, here are five fun facts about Eartha:
This was a fun, easy photo op that was located right off the freeway. If we were passing through again during daytime hours, we’ll be sure to pop in and take even more photos with this Guinness World record holder! You can learn a bit more about Eartha here.