Akeley, Minnesota: Paul Bunyan Statue and Birthplace
Many towns in the Great Lakes region have Paul Bunyan statues. But only Akeley's Bunyan has dropped to one knee to let visitors perch in his mighty palm. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Paul Bunyan Statue and Birthplace
When we visited Paul Bunyan this month, the monument had been repaired and was in great shape! Also, there is a museum behind Paul; a sign says that it's only open when help is there, and unfortunately it was closed when we visited. On the same street, and not far from the Bunyan statue, is an awesome mural of Babe the Blue Ox on one of Akeley's downtown buildings.[Stacy Barnes, 08/07/2013]
When we visited in August 2012, Paul appeared to have damage to his hand and leg, and was surrounded by caution tape and barriers.[R. Scott Jones, 08/14/2012]
Paul was damaged by vandal morons in July. Unfortunately, he will remain that way until the town can figure out who should be paid to repair him: a local body shop or the Krotzer family, which built the Bunyan in 1984.
It's a great photo opportunity! Fun little town to explore.[Jenny, 05/23/2012]
Large Paul Bunyan.[Jack Steck, 07/27/2009]
One of our favorite photo ops -- a Bunyan statue sculpted to provide travelers with a perfect place to sit for a souvenir snapshot.