Paul Bunyan.

Giant Sitting Paul Bunyan

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Brainerd, Minnesota

In the Brainerd area since 1954, Paul has a unique robo-Bunyan look (he used to be animated during his long tenure at the Paul Bunyan Center) and sits on an equally Bunyanesque stump. If you're lucky, Paul will speak to you when you visit, although it depends on whether or not anyone's operating his control booth at the time.

Random stats: Paul wears size 80 boots and is 27 feet tall sitting down. Babe the Blue Ox is at Bunyanland, along with lesser-known Bunyan-sized companions Henry the Squirrel and Sport the Reversible Dog. You can mail your postcards from Paul Bunyan's mailbox, but you have to climb a ladder to get to the slot.

Giant Sitting Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan Land

Address:
17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN
Directions:
Part of Paul Bunyan Land at This Old Farm Pioneer Village. Seven miles east of town on Hwy 18.
Hours:
Summer daily 10 am - 6 pm; also open late Oct. thru Dec.. (Call to verify)
Phone:
218-764-2524
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