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“Fun starter amusement park for kids and adults”
Review of Paul Bunyan Land

Paul Bunyan Land
Ranked #7 of 24 things to do in Brainerd
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We visited Paul Bunyan land for the second time this June. Not a park for older kids but fun and entertaining for younger ones -- ages 10 and under. Paul Bunyan greets the kids by name when you first enter and from there, the kids can climb on the climbing wall, ride a small train, get on the bumper cars, tart-a-whirl, etc. we went during the week during a break from hockey camp and there were no lines and easy to always see your kids so no fears of them getting list. The old farm park of the park is not to my taste but the kids can also enjoy seeing the animals and enjoying a few hours of whole fun times.

1  Thank Leigh H
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We spent the day with our son and family at the park. The price was $17.95 for each with a $2 discount for seniors. It was a bit pricey for 6 but the rides and Old Farm is included in the price. The huge statue of Paul Bunyan greets you after you enter--he talks to all and even knows the kids name-- a good picture taking oppotunity for the family. The rides were good for the kids. There is a restaurant for lunch to sit in.The Old farm area is full of many old buildings and antiques--my hubby loved it-- tons of antiques and old tractors. The area is clean--a covered area for sitting.It is a bit away out of town on Hyw. 18 but easy to get to. watch out for the tattoo and stone washing-- they didn't tell us it cost $4;50 each--a real rip-off .All in all it was a good day.

1  Thank Susanna Gary B
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

My young family of four spent nearly $80 to enter a run down carnival. The entry was great and looked well taken care of...however as soon as we got passed the giant Paul Bunyan we soon realized that was where the fun ended. The rides were dirty, rusted and needed repair. The grounds looked like it needed a good lawn mowing and weed whacking at the very least.
There was only one unhappy high school aged attendant that could start the rides so we had to follow her around in order to ride anything. At one point she told my son not to touch the water at the boat ride because she didn't want him to get worms from the disgusting water! She said they usually dye it blue, but not this year.
My kids liked the dirty jumpy castle so they jumped for nearly 40 minutes so that was nice after a long drive. The petting zoo was cute until one of the goats bit a child next to us-literally drawing blood so we left and went to the farm area which was really just a bunch of antiques put into worn down buildings with creepy stuffed people-not really for my active boys. So, back to the bouncy castle we went.....
Your family might get its money's worth if your kids are really into rides as you can ride them as many times as you want. Also, I noticed a sign that said you can have Paul Bunyan say your name and you can get a picture with him for a discounted price instead of paying the full price of admission.
There were free strollers available near the front but it is small enough for young ones to walk.

3  Thank MelissaOberg
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The rides were free with the entrance fee (a bit expensive for a whole family) There is this old farm area with old buildings and antiques.

2  Thank Susanna Gary B
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

We visited on a Monday in August and it was wonderfully quiet. Our kids had never been on rides and this was a prefect introduction. No lines and enough to keep them busy. The roller coaster looks very easy, but is will rattle your bones. Paul greets the kids as they arrive and it amusing to see their reactions. We did not schedule enough time for the history part. We will schedule more time in the future. The price might seem steep, but it was worth it for us if you consider the cost of all the things that go into this experience.

As for food, don't bother. Pack a picnic unless you like overpriced nachos and hamburgers. If you happen to not eat hamburger and hotdogs, plan on ice cream for lunch.

1  Thank aztraveltwins
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