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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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83.06% 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