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Jimmy Carter Peanut of Plains Statue

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Address: Plains, GA
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A giant statue of a peanut with Jimmy Carter's grin.

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President Carter apparently hates this thing (it's not very flattering, is it?), but the peanut selfie is a must when you're leaving Maranatha Baptist Church or just visiting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Buffalo, New York
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Auburn, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Well~ what can you say about the "Peanut" of Plains.... we certainly got a BIG laugh when we stumbled across it. Not sure what I expected, but this certainly wasn't it. If your in the area, it's a must see. Warning ~ don't expect much but a good laugh!!!!

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

President Carter apparently hates this thing (it's not very flattering, is it?), but the peanut selfie is a must when you're leaving Maranatha Baptist Church or just visiting Plains. Be careful - there's a fire ant hill right next to it.

Thank suzannet807
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A definite must see while in Plains, less than a mile from Main Street and right down the street from Jimmy Carters church, great photo op

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Marietta, Georgia
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Who doesn't like a giant smiling peanut? This is one of those click, "I was at the smiling peanut" stops. You'll spend all of about 5 minutes at it (unless of course, you wander into the convenience store). As far as roadside kitsch goes, this one is aces.

Thank CobbCoGA
Manchester, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Only a couple of things I found to do and this just topped it off to take pictures of on the way out of town

Thank mjp07
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We just had to stop and have our picture taken with the peanut statue while visiting Plains. It's on the right as you drive from downtown Plains towards Maranatha Baptist Church. Of course you can't miss it! Who doesn't love a giant peanut?!

Thank Carolyn G
Alpharetta, Georgia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

If visiting the Marantha Baptist Church in Plains this is a quick photo opportunity that is right next to the church. Makes for a great family picture.

Thank maschmit
Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A quick stop along the way to Plains... with a memorable, kitschy "feel." Grab a photo, make a memory, and keep this piece of American history tucked away to look back upon later, with as big a smile as you'll find on this giant peanut.

Thank clpw1964
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

When I say that the people of Plains, GA are kind, I mean even the dogs are kind! When we drove up to this giant, famous peanut, this barking dog came running out at us. He was friendly and sweet and as my husband took pictures, I petted him and gave him head and shoulder rubs. Unforgettable.

Thank SacMax
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

At thirteen feet tall, it could be the world's second largest peanut. The peanut was made by three Indiana residents James Kiely, Doyle Kifer, and Loretta Townsend for a 1976 political visit to Evansville IN by Jimmy Carter.

Thank patmccarty

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