Big Fish, Bena, MN

This newly-restored Big Fish roadside attraction is found along Highway 2 in northern MN outside of the tiny town of Bena. It apparently was featured in the opening credits of National Lampoon’s Vacation, along with a handful of other Minnesota attractions.

In the last decade or so it fell into despair, and was on the endangered attractions list. But a roadside attraction enthusiast from MN chipped in 10K to revive it back to life. Long live the Big Fish!

3 thoughts on “Big Fish, Bena, MN

  1. Is it a pickerel? My father and uncle and grandfather used to fish in northern Michigan lakes and rivers. Catching pickerel, pike and walleyes was great adventures. Didn’t cost much, either!

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