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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 26 feet tall sitting down. Babe the Blue Ox is here as well, 24 feet long and 15 feet high, built in 1965 by Jac T. Brown. There are also lesser-known Bunyan-sized companions such as 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.

Also see: Paul Bunyan: Friend or Foe?

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) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Roadside Videos
Talking Paul Bunyan's Secret Revealed!

Paul Bunyan speaks.

From the Roadside America Road Trip Archives: Meeting the Talking Paul Bunyan. Behind-the-scenes spoiler from 1991!Go to video

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:
Original Home of the Turtle Races, Nisswa, MN - 17 mi.

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