Puyallup, Washington: Muffler Man - BunyanA fiberglass ax-toting giant stands sentry beneath the tall trees at a private shooting range. Surprisingly not riddled with holes.
Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman Club
- 17902 Meridian E., Puyallup, WA
- Inside the entrance to the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman Club. I-5 exit 127 onto Hwy 512 east for about 7.5 miles. Exit onto Hwy 161/104th St. and turn right. Drive south for around 4.5 miles on Hwy 161. The Muffler Man will be on the right, but barely visible from the road. Inside a gated, private shooting range -- we strongly suggest asking permission before entering!
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Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - Bunyan
I was escorted beyond a couple of locked gates by an understanding employee. Paul Bunyan looked to be in great shape, although he could use a pressure wash to remove some algae.
The rifle club gave him an axe to hold.[Larry, 09/05/2010]
The Paul Bunyan statue used to stand at the Dairy Queen that was at the junction of River Road and Meridian St in the 1970s.[will b, 06/23/2008]
He now stands in front of towering evergreen trees that dwarf him -- a very apt location for a Bunyan Muffler Man!
There is a Paul Bunyan at the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman Club. He is one of the fiberglass statues that is a cousin to the muffler man statues. The club acquired him around 1991 from a motel in downtown Puyallup after his ankles were broken in a windstorm. I am the recording secretary at the Paul Bunyan Rifle Club. We are a private member shooting range that has been in the Puyallup area since 1945. We are very proud to have Paul as our mascot![Harry Whitmore, 07/17/1997]