Grand Marais, Minnesota: Giant Fish Crashing Through Building

It appears to have dropped like a bomb from the sky, perhaps from the overstuffed gullet of a monster Minnesota pelican?

Beaver House

78 Broadway, Grand Marais, MN
Beaver House. Hwy 61 into town, then turn south on Broadway for two blocks. On the east side.
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Giant Fish Crashing Through Building

The whole front head part of the fish is missing and only the tail half is there. Not worth seeing.

[PWarren, 04/27/2021]

Currently under repair, the complete fish is supposed to return in time for the 2021 summer tourist season.

Sign: The Fish Head Will Be Back.

Giant Fish Crashing Through Building

The fish is currently missing its head. But, there's a sign in the window letting visitors know it will be back.

[Audra W, 10/27/2020]

A prudent notification to prevent public panic.

Beaver House exterior.

Giant Fish Crashing Through Building

The Beaver House: In downtown Grand Marais. Need I say more. It's the greatest!

[Elaine Ramstad, 11/10/2000]

The Beaver House opened in 1964 as a shoe repair shop before its owners switched to fishing lures. The crashed walleye arrived in the early 1990s, courtesy of local artist Jim Korf.

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Naniboujou Painted LodgeNaniboujou Painted Lodge, Grand Marais, MN - 14 mi.
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