Sumner, Missouri: Maxie, World's Largest Goose

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Sumner Community Park

Address:
Park Drive, Sumner, MO
Directions:
Southwest edge of town, in Sumner Community Park on the north side of Hwy 139 just east of Maple St.
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Maxie the Goose.

Maxie, World's Largest Goose
40-foot-tall goose statue takes flight with 65-foot-wide wings in the "Wild Goose Capital of the World." Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Maxie.

Maxie, World's Largest Goose

Three tons and a wingspan of 61 feet, this awesome statue actually turns according to the wind direction! It's in need of repairs and the general store in town has a donation jar, which I did donate to because this is a pretty neat offbeat attraction!

[Katherine Miller, 08/10/2019]

Maxie - World's Largest Goose.

Maxie the Canada Goose Festival

Sumner has an annual Goose Festival every third weekend of October. It's really cool. I go to this every year. They have a gooseberry pie contest.

The goose is named Maxie (which is a female). She is made of fiberglass, and is not just a monument, but has rollers on the bottom, and the beak points the direction in which the wind is blowing.

[Joyce, 06/22/2007]
Maxie the Goose

In a park in the midst of a sad north-central Missouri town is a gigantic Rodan-like goose, as if taking off in flight. It's Maxie the Goose! Supposedly this area is the (self-named) Wild Goose Capital of the World." The funny thing is, when I was visiting, there were indeed hundreds of Canadian geese in V formations in the sky.

[Pam Droog, 01/29/2002]

It's made of fiberglass.

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