Sumner, Missouri: Maxie, World's Largest Goose Team Field Report

Sumner Community Park

Park Drive, Sumner, MO
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." Report...

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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.

Nearby Offbeat Places

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Walt Disney Hometown MuseumWalt Disney Hometown Museum, Marceline, MO - 16 mi.
In the region:
Trail's End Cattle Drive Destination Monument, Sedalia, MO - 66 mi.

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