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Muncie, Indiana: 25-Foot-Tall Paul Bunyan

A towering Bunyan with blobby hands is now the mascot of a bar named Timber's. He had stood outside a local lumber company since the early 1970s.

Timber's Lounge

2770 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN
Timber's Lounge. South side of the city, and the intersection of Hwy 32 and Tilottson Ave.
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25-Foot-Tall Paul Bunyan

Bunyan is still there, rugged and majestic. There's a parking lot behind him, but the best photos are from the street as you're passing.

[Kitsa, 05/15/2021]

Paul Bunyan

Paul Bunyan is showing a little wear, but worth the stop!

[Stephen Francia, 06/26/2016]

He appears in danger of being swallowed up by the very trees he should be felling with his mighty axe.

Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan

Mr. Paul Bunyan is still dressed like a lumberjack. He looks cold out there, but he's standing his post.

[cydav, 03/03/2015]

Paul Bunyan post card.

Paul Bunyan Statue

The Paul Bunyan statue outside of the Timbers Lounge dates from the mid-1960s, when it was created to advertise Kirby Wood Lumber Co. and fabricated by a local business called Art Forms, owned by Richard Kishel. An old post card shows the Bunyan originally standing at the corner of Liberty Street and Hoyt Avenue.

There's a Facebook group discussing this called "Lost Muncie."

[Brian S. Wilkinson, 03/24/2010]
Paul Bunyan

The [Bunyan] outside of Timbers bar is usually dressed up as a giant Santa Claus around Christmas time. They put a red and white suit on him, plus a hat. In his right hand he holds a Christmas tree and the axe in his left hand is hidden by a large sack of toys. I lived in Muncie for two years, and they did it the Christmas of 1996 and 1997.

[J. L. Silvers, 10/05/2000]

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In the region:
World's Largest Sycamore Stump, Kokomo, IN - 43 mi.

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