2016 Paul Bunyan.
2016 Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan and Babe Statues

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox stand at the entrance to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Paul is 13.5 feet tall, created in 2016 by local firefighter Kim Nessel to replace a deteriorating 10-foot-tall Bunyan that had stood since 1983. It had been attacked and torn down by vandals on Sept. 15, 2002, then restored several months later, his fiberglass legs filled with cretin-resistant concrete. But he ultimately could not survive the elements (and woodpeckers) -- although for some reason the original 1983 Babe has endured just fine.

Paul Bunyan and Babe Statues

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum

1110 Carson Park Dr, Eau Claire, WI
Paul Bunyan Logging Camp. I-94 exit 65 (Hwy 37) north to Hwy 12 (Clairemont Ave.). West on Clairemont, following signs to the camp. In Carson Park, in the middle of Half Moon Lake, past the ball field.
May 1 - Sep 30, 10 am - 4.30 pm (Call to verify)
Admission for Museum.
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