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Puyallup, Washington: Muffler Man - Bunyan

A fiberglass ax-toting giant stands sentry beneath the tall trees at a private shooting range. Surprisingly not riddled with holes.

Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman Club

17902 Meridian E., Puyallup, WA
Inside the entrance to the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman Club. I-5 exit 127 onto Hwy 512 east for about 7.5 miles. Exit onto Hwy 161/104th St. and turn right. Drive south for around 4.5 miles on Hwy 161. The Muffler Man will be on the right, but barely visible from the road. Inside a gated, private shooting range -- we strongly suggest asking permission before entering!
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Paul Bunyan Muffler Man.

Paul Bunyan

I love this kinda thing -- really big statues of things -- so this giant Paul Bunyan really fits the bill. I haven't been able to find out exactly how tall he, is but we guessed about 25 feet. I have a call into the Gun Range that owns him to find out for sure. Yes, it's on private property, but I quickly walked in, took my picture, and left; no problem.

[Connie in Seattle, 10/16/2015]

Bunyan/lumberjack Muffler Men are 20 ft. tall.

Shooting range Bunyan.

Muffler Man - Bunyan

There are Do Not Enter signs, but if discreet, the owner doesn't mind. It is located on a shooting range. Members only.

[Bshfiord, 04/11/2014]

Paul Bunyan.

Paul Bunyan

I was escorted beyond a couple of locked gates by an understanding employee. Paul Bunyan looked to be in great shape, although he could use a pressure wash to remove some algae.

The rifle club gave him an axe to hold.

[Larry, 09/05/2010]
Muffler Man - Bunyan

The Paul Bunyan statue used to stand at the Dairy Queen that was at the junction of River Road and Meridian St in the 1970s.

[will b, 06/23/2008]

He now stands in front of towering evergreen trees that dwarf him -- a very apt location for a Bunyan Muffler Man!

Muffler Man - Bunyan

There is a Paul Bunyan at the Paul Bunyan Rifle and Sportsman Club. He is one of the fiberglass statues that is a cousin to the muffler man statues. The club acquired him around 1991 from a motel in downtown Puyallup after his ankles were broken in a windstorm. I am the recording secretary at the Paul Bunyan Rifle Club. We are a private member shooting range that has been in the Puyallup area since 1945. We are very proud to have Paul as our mascot!

[Harry Whitmore, 07/17/1997]

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