Akeley, Minnesota: World's Largest Paul Bunyan

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Address:
112 Broadway St. W., Akeley, MN
Directions:
North side of Hwy 34, on the west end of town.
Admission:
Free
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Paul Bunyan.

World's Largest Paul Bunyan
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... [06/05/2016]

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Bunyan's cradle.

World's Largest Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan's cradle is located next to his statue in Akeley. It could easily hold a dozen people.

[LamFam, 06/17/2017]

Blue Ox mural.

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]
Paul Bunyan Statue and Birthplace

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.

Photo op Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan Statue and Birthplace

It's a great photo opportunity! Fun little town to explore.

[Jenny, 05/23/2012]

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