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Old Forge, New York: Enchanted Forest Paul Bunyan

19-foot-tall Bunyan statue has been a fixture at the Enchanted Forest theme park since 1956. Restored over the winter of 2019-2020.

Enchanted Forest Water Safari

3183 State Rt 28, Old Forge, NY
Enchanted Forest Water Safari, Hwy 29 east of town.
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Paul Bunyan.

Enchanted Forest Paul Bunyan

In addition to the Paul Bunyan, the park features a museum about the history of the property -- complete with newspaper articles and brochures dating to 1950. The museum is free with park admission. Today, it is the largest water park in New York.

[Jennifer Kefer, 08/19/2021]
Enchanted Forest

The "old" park is still going strong, with story book characters young children love and will remember for a long time. My children were amazed by all the little houses you could look into (some even enter) -- as I was as a child. My favorite was Peter's wife in a huge pumpkin (shell) house. A petting zoo and "Circus" are small but also fun. A mini train circles the park and is always a "must do."

The park is more known for its water park now, but admittance price is for both parks together. There are some old "carnival" type rides, including toddler rides, available, but not the main attraction. Paul Bunyan is now located inside the park just past the main gate. The park also has mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, arcade/pizza shop and a very nice go kart track that is for older kids and adults (younger kids are allowed to ride).

[Julie V., 10/26/2010]

Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan Statue

Paul Bunyan attraction just past the main gate of the park.

[Mike Jones, 05/05/2004]

December 2007: Photo added, thanks to John Nemjo at for the help!

Enchanted Forest

ENCHANTED FOREST theme park has a humongous PAUL BUNYAN statue in its parking lot! Much bigger than the other one listed for New York.

[Michael J. Zuccaro, 02/26/1997]

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Enchanted ForestEnchanted Forest, Old Forge, NY - < 1 mi.
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Cobbled Stone Castle, Boonville, NY - 25 mi.

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