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- Address: 519 Main St., Bangor, ME, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2079470307
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Statue, Family And Kids
Bangor claims to the Birthplace of Paul Bunyan. A titan of a statue in the city reminds Bangorians of their connection to this legendary character.
Maine certainly has a lot of trees all around. That is why it is really nice to see the hulking woodsman here. Bangor's Paul Bunyan, is "Reputed to be the largest statue of Paul Bunyan in the world" according to its sign. It stands on a stone pedestal in front of the Bangor Civic Center. The statue is 31 feet high and weighs 3,700 pounds. This is excluding its double-sided ax and peavey.
The statue was donated to Bangor in 1959 by New York-based builders Messmoor and Damon. The occasion was Bangor's 125th anniversary. It was designed by local artist J. Norman Martin. He was reportedly paid $137 for his efforts.
Paul has been outfitted with a giant fez (for a Shriners convention) and a huge bandana (for a Willie Nelson concert) over the years. He is thoughtfully put into the park so that shutterbugs can get all of him into their photos without having to disrupt activities in the middle of Main Street!
Paul Bunyan Statue Travel Tips
- Find out about the history of Paul Bunyan.
- Do not forget to click a picture with this statue!
- A time capsule is entombed in Paul's pedestal, which is slated to be cracked open; perhaps with his mighty ax, on February 12, 2084.
Entrance Ticket Details For Paul Bunyan Statue
- Free entry as it’s a Statue.
How to Reach Paul Bunyan Statue
- 3.9 miles from the Bangor International Airport.
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95% of people who visit Bangor include Paul Bunyan Statue in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
33.33% of people start their Paul Bunyan Statue visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Paul Bunyan Statue
88.52% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Paul Bunyan Statue
Paul Bunyan Statue Reviews & Ratings
Right next to the casino and the Cross insurance center, in the middle of town. There is a lot to do nearby and he's a lot bigger than I expected. It's worth it to go see if you're in the area but I wouldn't travel very far to go see him. There is no parking on site so park nearby and walk a little. The garden area is well maintained and the paths are very cute!
I enjoyed the area very much. Seeing the big Paul Bunyan Statue made me kind of wonder to what happened to all the pulp trucks you use to see on the road. And why all the paper mills closed
This Paul Bunyan statue is right in front of some weird contemporary building. I had to park at the hotel across the street to walk over and enjoy it, which I only sort of did.
Fun stop to make to see the infamous Paul Bunyan. He's as big as they say! Paul is missing his blue ox, but we won't hold that against him. To get a picture with Paul you can briefly park across the street at the gas station or the small dirt parking lot just behind the gas station. Worth the short detour to check out the impressive statue.
Easily accessible and very cool too see, especially for fans of Stephen King's novel It as it features in part of the story. Across the road from the casino on the main road.