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.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

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]

Paul Bunyan Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan is back after a complete overhaul. Mr Bunyan had a complete makeover at the hands of J. Eugene Boivin of Rumford. Part of the makeover includes a new paint job, a new ax and internal steel supports which are secured to a six foot tall block of concrete. The supports were secured from the inside by workers who had to climb out of the neck before the head was attached. Previously he was supported by wires attached to a building. Mr. Bunyan is illuminated by parking lot lights and quite secure. He is now the property of the Town of Rumford and stands at the foot of Falls Hill on Route 2 next to the Chamber of Commerce information booth, which is designed to look like a grist mill with working water wheel. Also on the site is a memorial to Ed Muskie, who was born in Rumford, and the highest waterfalls east of Niagara. The location is just a few yards from his previous location in front of the former Puiia Home Center.

[Kevin Saisi, 08/24/2002]

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.
World Traveler SignpostWorld Traveler Signpost, Lynchville, ME - 24 mi.
In the region:
Wire Suspension Bridge, New Portland, ME - 33 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

September 29, 2020

My Sights

My Sights

Create Your Own Bizarre Road Trips!

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

Maine Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Billy the Kid (Sep 28-Oct 4, 2020)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Nearby Hotels: Rumford, Maine

Nightly rates found:

Hotels Near...

Book Now