Brainerd, Minnesota: Stick Your Head in the Lion Mouth

The Lions Club of Brainerd erected a drinking fountain next the sidewalk: a colorful lion statue usually found in kiddie water parks. Stick your head in its open mouth to take a drink.

Address:
S. 6th St., Brainerd, MN
Directions:
Downtown, on the southeast corner of Hwy 371/S. 6th St. and Hwy 210/Washington St. Next to the water tower.
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Lion fountain.

Stick Your Head in a Lion's Mouth

The Bunyan and Babe statues are long gone. But the Lion drinking fountain worked great! The Bunyan flashlight tower is on the site of the original Northern Pacific depot built in 1871 (now a law office).

[LamFam, 06/17/2017]
Stick Your Head in the Lion Mouth

This lion head is still there. It may have been temporarily removed for repairs, but it was there as of June 2016.

[DayTripper28, 06/06/2016]
Stick Your Head in the Lion Mouth

On 04/01/2016 the fountain was no longer here, just the sign of where it formally was.

[Rebecca Keeler, 04/02/2016]
Stick Your Head in the Lion Mouth

The Lion head is still on S. 6th Street, but may not be there much longer. The site is under construction for a new business, and the head had been disconnected from the water supply. It appeared that maybe the Lion was going to be removed from the site.

[E.W. Burdorff, 10/13/2014]

Lion drinking fountain.

Lion Drinking Fountain

The Lions Club put up this water fountain in 1968. You stick your head into the lion's mouth to take a drink of water. It still works!

[Stacy Barnes, 08/10/2013]

We've seen these in F.A.S.T.'s fiberglass figures catalog, intended for kid parks, but it's more rare to spot one deployed in a downtown.


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In the region:
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