Muncie, Indiana: 25-Foot-Tall Paul Bunyan

A towering Bunyan with blobby hands is the mascot of a bar named Timber's.

Timber's Lounge

Address:
2770 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie, IN
Directions:
Timber's Lounge. South side of the city, and the intersection of Hwy 32 and Tilottson Ave.
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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]

Bunyan and Timbers.

Paul Bunyan statue

On the south side of town where 32 meets Tilottson Avenue at a bar name Timbers. This Muffler Man has been "Bunyanized" to resemble a lumberjack.

[Michael Langeman, 09/05/1997]

The Timbers Lounge giant is not a Muffler Man, but a rather impressive Bunyan, with his undersized and oversized hands...

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