Paul Bunyan StatueCurrently Open
- Address: 519 Main St., Bangor, ME, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-2079470307
- Ticket Price: Free
- 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!
- 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.
- Free entry as it’s a 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
We had a great time in Bangor. Enjoyed this statue and taking pictures of it. Bangor made me think of Amarillo Texas. We had just eaten at a good Mexican food restaurant. We drove thru some of the neighborhoods. People would stop what they were doing to wave at us. We were a long ways from home yet felt at home.
Very cool statue located in core of Bangor, ME. My kids knew this chap so it was exciting for them to see as well. We didn't get out of our car due to time restraints, but it would have been nice to get up close and have a few pictures taken. Definitely worth the time to check this out.
Statue itself is cool. However we didn't expect it to be in a busy commercial area. There's really nothing else to do there except for the statue.
Google Stephen King sites in Bangor. This was on the list. He's pretty tall. :)
Cute statue, a bit underwhelming and cartoonish, not much else around, it delivers what it promises