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“Get lost for hours!”
Review of Big Chicken Barn

Big Chicken Barn
Ranked #1 of 10 Shopping in Ellsworth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The Chicken Barn is a great place to get lost for hours! Spent half the morning here the other day just looking through all of the great antiques. The second floor is a paradise for readers with tons and tons of books all very reasonably priced. A definite great place for a rainy day!

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

You don't understand the sheer size of this place until you are there in person. The first floor is a huge antique mall where each space is rented by someone different. Because of that it is an eclectic mix of stuff from games to furniture to sports memorabilia to taxidermy to coins to historical stuff to home furnishings and lots and lots of glassware and jewelry. Just browsing this floor took us at least an hour. The upper floor is dedicated to one of the largest collections of used books I have ever seen. There is every category imaginable with each area being well defined and neatly organized. They also had a cool area full old magazine advertisements well organized by subject matter.

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

My wife thought that since the weather was iffy, we should stop at the Big Chicken Barn just outside of Ellsworth. I thought this was going to be a couple of hours wasted, but what else do you do on a rainy day? Well, let me tell you this place is a treasure. Yes, they have books of every type, genre, and size. They also have trash and treasure on more than one floor. I suspect this place have evolved over the years to claim the "antique" status that so many places along the Maine coast have chosen so as to attract tourists. Two hours went by fast as we separated and browsed through one area after another. Just when you think you have seen it all, another room opens. So, put on your slickers the next time it rains and head for the Big Chicken Barn it may surprise ya...

1  Thank James H
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Spent a few hours here recently, and my, what an assortment of merchandise. All items are well displayed and prices are reasonable. I didn't make it up to the second floor but my husband says it was awesome. Great place to stop and reminisce about "the good old days".

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

My wife and I have visited this place twice and it's a lot of fun. It's HUGE so it's not a place you're going to just pop into and out of. We picked a dreary day each trip to Maine to go as to see the full floor you're going to be there an hour or better. If you like nosing around for antiques this is certainly a place to check out!

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