Paul Bunyan.

Giant Sitting, Talking Paul Bunyan

Field review by the editors.

Brainerd, Minnesota

In the Brainerd area since 1954, Paul sits on an equally Bunyanesque stump. If you're lucky, this unique robot-Bunyan will blink his eyes, raise his hand in a friendly greeting, and speak to you by name as you enter his giant woodshed, but that depends on whether or not someone'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, Talking Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan Land

17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN
Part of Paul Bunyan Land at This Old Farm Pioneer Village. Seven miles east of town on Hwy 18.
Summer daily 10-6; also open late Oct. thru Dec.. (Call to verify)
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Babe the Blue OxBabe the Blue Ox, Brainerd, MN - < 1 mi.
Crenelated Water Tower - Bunyan's FlashlightCrenelated Water Tower - Bunyan's Flashlight, Brainerd, MN - 8 mi.
Stick Your Head in the Lion MouthStick Your Head in the Lion Mouth, Brainerd, MN - 8 mi.
In the region:
Paul Bunyan's Footsteps, Brainerd, MN - 10 mi.

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