International Falls, Minnesota: Big Statue of Bronko Nagurski

Bronko Nagurski, old time pro football player, is honored with a 21-foot-tall statue in his home town. If the lichen hasn't been scoured off, he looks a little like a troll from the Lord of the Rings.

Bronko Nagurski Museum

Address:
214 6th Ave., International Falls, MN
Directions:
Outside the Bronko Nagurski Museum in Smokey Bear Park. North side of town, on the northwest corner of US Hwy 71/3rd St. and 6th Ave.
Phone:
218-283-4316
Admission:
Free
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Bronko Nagurski Museum

Hometown hero Bronko Nagurski, who played for the famous George Halas of the Chicago Bears. Lots of photos, memories, film, and personal history items of his youth growing up in International Falls. There is a 10-foot-tall statue in front of the building. It's a stone's throw from the Smokey Bear Statue, too!

[Cindy Rambeaux, 07/25/2018]

Bronco Nagurski statue.

Big Statue of Bronko Nagurski

Statue of football legend Bronko Nagurski. He is outside a museum, which is right behind the Smokey Bear statue.

[Stacy Barnes, 08/10/2013]

Bronko Nagurski had one of the best names in professional sport. He grew up in International Falls and became a Hall of Fame player. His statue, 21 feet tall, stood at the University of Minnesota before it was moved to International Falls on June 1, 2012. It stands outside because no building in town has a ceiling high enough to shelter it.

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