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Brainerd, Minnesota: Paul Bunyan's Footsteps

The legendary forest gobbler passed through these parts, evidenced by his size 80 bootprints in what is now a shopping center parking lot.


7565 Excelsior Rd, Brainerd, MN
Drive west of town on Hwy 210/Washington St. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 371, then make the first right onto Excelsior Rd, then an immediate right into the Kohl's parking lot. The footprints are next to the handicap parking spaces.
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Old sign for Paul Bunyan Center.

Paul Bunyan's Footsteps - Sign

At the Kohl's entrance on Golf Course Road you can see the old Paul Bunyan Amusement Center metal sign.

[LamFam, 06/17/2017]

Footprints of Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan's Footsteps

If you go to the Kohl's parking lot where the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center once was, you can see the footsteps where the original talking Paul once stood. They are dated to when the park opened and when it met its demise (1953 to 2003). I still feel this was too high a price to pay -- to lose a quaint little theme park for a Kohl's! So if you'd like to pay homage, head on over to the Kohl's parking lot next to the handicap parking spots.

[Holly Diestler, 12/09/2005]

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