13 places you can see Paul Bunyan this summer


Backhoe excavated around Paul and Babe.
1 The Paul Bunyan and Babe statues in Bemidji, Minn. Paul stands 18 feet tall. The iconic statues were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. 
Paul Bunyan statue, Brainerd Welcome Center
2 The Paul Bunyan statue at the Brainerd Welcome Center in Minnesota. Standing — er, sitting — about 12 feet tall, it was built in 2006. 
Paul Bunyan statue at Paul Bunyan Land
3 The Paul Bunyan statue at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd. It's about 26 feet tall and animatronic — it greets children by name as they walk into the park. This statue was originally part of the Chicago Railroad Fair in 1949 and was moved to Brainerd in 1950. Fun fact: He's still wearing his original pants and shirt — under the new ones — from 1949. 
Paul Bunyan statue in Akeley, Minn.
4 The Paul Bunyan statue in Akeley. It's about 25 feet tall and sits — well, kneels — outside the Paul Bunyan Historical Museum. 
Paul Bunyan at the Mall of America
5 Those in the Twin Cities don't have to travel far to see the lumberjack and Babe. They're featured in the Log Chute ride at Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America. Hate wet rides? Live vicariously through this YouTube video. The duo make their appearance around the 2:20 mark. 
Paul Bunyan and Babe in Eau Claire, Wis.
6 The duo at the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum in Eau Claire, Wis., in 2015. They were installed in the mid-1980s. The Bunyan statue underwent repairs in 2002 after being vandalized and knocked over. Paul has since been replaced with "Tall Paul." The same local firefighter (now retired) who fixed the Bunyan statue built the new one that's about 3 feet taller than the previous one (which was about 10 feet). 
Paul Bunyan statue in Eau Claire, Wis.
7 The Eau Claire museum also has a folk art Bunyan statue, carved by Bill Vienneaux of Washburn, Wis. It was at Sandie's Log Cabin restaurant for the first 25 years of its existence. A few years ago, after the restaurant was sold, the new owners redecorated and returned the statue to Vienneaux, who gave it to the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. 
Paul Bunyan and Babe statues in Iowa
8 Paul Bunyan and Babe in southern Hancock County, Iowa. 
Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, Maine
9 The 31-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, Maine. The city and Bemidji are locked in a fight for Bunyan bragging rights: Both claim to be his birthplace. Bangor's statue is bigger, but Bemidji's is older. Now, Bangor is considering whether the blue ox should join the legendary logger. Bemidji already has a Babe. 
Paul Bunyan statue in Rumford, Maine
10 A Paul Bunyan statue in Rumford, Maine. 
Paul Bunyan and Babe statue at Castle Rock
11 Paul Bunyan and Babe at Castle Rock in St. Ignace, Mich. 
Paul Bunyan and Babe in Ossineke, Mich.
12 Paul Bunyan and Babe statues on U.S. Highway 23 in Ossineke, Mich. 
Paul Bunyan and Babe in Klamath, Calif.
13 The woodsman and ox welcome guests at the Trees of Mystery nature attraction in Klamath, Calif. This Bunyan is nearly 50 feet tall, with a 35-foot Babe. Both weigh a hefty 30,000 pounds. In 2007, Babe's 1,000-pound, 9-foot-wide head fell off because of rain damage. It has since been replaced and reinforced. 
Paul Bunyan statue in Portland, Ore.
14 The Paul Bunyan statue in Portland, Ore. The 31-foot-tall statue was erected in 1959 to mark Oregon's centennial and the state's timber industry. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. 
Lucette Kensack statue in Hackensack, Minn.
15 Bonus! OK, so this isn't a Bunyan or Babe statue but Hackensack, Minn., is home to Bunyan's other babe, his sweetheart Lucette Diana Kensack. She's about 17 feet tall.