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“Storybook legend figures in Bemidji, MN”

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
Ranked #2 of 26 things to do in Bemidji
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reading about Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe as a youngster actually comes to life in Bemidji, MN. These giant statues by the lake park are really quite an attraction. So nice to take photos of oneself and family with them as a background. They are a symbol of the ruggedness of this area in pioneer days onward. A must to see definitely.

Thank Frank M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to see. Nice little Museum and visitor center. Plenty of parking and a trail that looks like it along the river. Several pieces of art. Nice play ground for the kids and some picnic tables. Had a fun time.

Thank grandmacindy1965
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much fun to see Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox...They are huge!!!! Paul Bunyan and Babe are situated in a beautiful park right on the Mississippi River in Northern Minnesota. A wonderful reminder of those stories we read as children. Be sure to bring your camera!!!!! Bemidji has many wonderful shops and great restaurants too.

Thank briddy1
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

No visit to Bemidji is complete without posing for a photo in front of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. It is tradition, almost superstition that no visit is complete without this iconic moment. It is an absolute must-see and does not disappoint. A stop at the visitor center to see Paul's ax, dice and the fireplace of the states and chat with ultra-friendly knowledgable real folks is also a must-stop. This is a true All-American moment like viewing Mount Rushmore or catching a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty or Niagra Falls. Come visit Bemidji but don't leave without this photo

Thank Joye C
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Paul and babe are a must see. Right off the gorgeous water and next to downtown you can shop and eat. Playground right next to the statues. Neat to see!

Thank Samantha M
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