World's Largest Loon

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Vergas, Minnesota

This loon has for decades hooted down the claims of several newer, nearly-as-large rivals. At 20 feet tall, it was built in the early 1960s, paid for by the Vergas Fire Department, and dedicated to a deceased town postmaster (whose name was not Loon). It looks out over Long Lake, perhaps in search of a similarly over-sized mate.

Vergas calls itself "Home of the Loon" and holds a "Looney Daze" festival each August, which is a wise time to visit a lakefront in northern Minnesota.

Also see: World's Largest Floating Loon

World's Largest Loon

Vergas Park

Hwy 4, Vergas, MN
Vergas Park. East of town about a half-mile, on the south side of Hwy 4/228, on the north shore of Long Lake.
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