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Rumford, Maine: Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

A mighty fiberglass woodsman (and Babe the Blue Ox) welcomes visitors to Rumford, home of the Tallest Falls east of Niagara. They're just up the street.

6 Bridge St., Rumford, ME
On the south side of US Hwy 2/Bridge St. at the south entrance to town and just west of the bridge.
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Babe the Blue Ox and Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Cute little stop with a scenic view, Muffler Man and Babe the Blue Ox. Part of the Paul Bunyan Chair Trail.

[Kristin Elliott, 10/27/2020]

Babe and Bunyan.

Babe the Blue Ox and Bunyan

Babe the Blue Ox now stands next to Paul Bunyan in front of the Rumford Visitor Center. Reunited... and it feels so good.

[Snowgal, 09/16/2014]

Babe had stood a few blocks away, in front of a pharmacy, since 2009. It seems cosmically inevitable that Bunyan and Babe end up together.

Muffler Man.

Paul Bunyan

Great statue near a river and waterfall in Rumford Falls, Maine. A few blocks away in downtown Rumford there is a separate statue of Babe.

[Julie, 09/10/2010]

Bunyan Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Bunyan-type muffler man, blue hat. Updating the sighting, last update was [2002]. Still there, in great shape!

[Don Stevens, 09/02/2009]

Rumford Information Center Bunyan Muffler Man.

Paul Bunyan Welcomes You

Paul Bunyan located on Route 2. Use to be at Puiias Hardware store, but "walked" over across the street on a cement slab welcoming people to our Information Center. Many people enjoy taking pictures and standing on his large black laced boots, he has the blue jeans and a red button up shirt. His axe is held neatly and has been recently repainted. The town of Rumford needed to buy a new axe, as a group of college students I believe managed to kidnap the previous axe and a flag was put in its place for a while!

Stop by on your next trip to Maine at our information center, view an Edmund Muskie Memorial, iron Indian statues, and Rumford "Penacook" Falls, Tallest Falls east of the Niagara with a drop of 180 ft.

[Sarah Myles, 11/09/2002]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Babe the Blue OxBabe the Blue Ox, Rumford, ME - < 1 mi.
World's Largest TelephoneWorld's Largest Telephone, Bryant Pond, ME - 12 mi.
Life-Size Maine GiantessLife-Size Maine Giantess, Wilton, ME - 16 mi.
In the region:
Big Hammer and Nails, Lewiston, ME - 35 mi.

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