Paul Bunyan & Babe – Bemidji, MN

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Allegedly the second most photographed statues in the US (behind Mt. Rushmore), Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox statues in Bemidji, MN are the quintessential roadside attractions of Minnesota.  Built in the 1930’s, they continue to be the most recognizable and iconic roadside attractions of Minnesota’s northwoods.

Paul & Babe

Unfortunately (or fortunately, however you want to look at it), Minnesota decided one Bunyan was not enough. So, in the spirit of competition, Paul Bunyan statues started popping up all over the place.  Stay tuned for more.

While in the area:  Steps away is the Fireplace of States and more Paul Bunyan artifacts, and Lake Bemidji State Park is good for some hiking through the woods or canoeing on the lake.

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