Hundreds of People Have Bought Posters Of A Maine Landmark That Doesn’t Exist
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When the pandemic arrived and people felt the pressure to stay indoors, the ability to find get back outside only enhanced the beauty of Maine's natural landmarks. That includes Acadia National Park, which saw such a spike in tourism that the park itself was forced to develop a new visiting system because so many people were flocking to the desirable locale. When something becomes THAT popular, there's going to be a natural urge to memorialize the visit. That could be in the form of a hat, a shirt or even a poster. One thing is certain, you'll definitely want to remember the actual name of the place you just visited.
Listed on Etsy for months now is a very popular poster collection that celebrates several of the most notorious national parks across the United States. That includes Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Great Smoky Mountains and of course, Arcadia National Park in Maine. Read that again. ARCADIA.
Digging into the details and you'll find something a little staggering and concerning. More than 400 people have purchased a poster celebrating Arcadia National Park. A truly gorgeous Maine landmark that doesn't actually exist by that name.
Sure, Portland is home to Arcadia National Bar, a show-stopping barcade filled with incredible video games top to bottom. But no matter how far you drive, from Kittery to Fort Kent, you'll never find a sign directing you to Arcadia National Park. For the hundreds of people who have purchased this misspelled item and are displaying it proudly, it is ironically a collectors item of a landmark that doesn't actually exist.