Paul Bunyan Statue

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About Paul Bunyan Statue, Bangor

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 Information

  • 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.

Paul Bunyan Statue Tickets Prices

  • Free entry as it’s a Statue.

How To Get To Paul Bunyan Statue by Public Transport

  • 3.9 miles from the Bangor International Airport.

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Address: 519 Main St., Bangor, ME

Phone: +1-2079470307

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  • I loved the story Paul bunyun just a fun way to think of how America land points were made

  • Quirky statue! Should have a convenient parking area for geeks like us who want to take a quick picture, though!😋

  • Huge and cool statue. Great for a photo opportunity.

  • Very nice location at the right time of day. Great for a picture.

  • Pretty cool. Not a lot of parking anywhere near this

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