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Paul Bunyan Statue

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Address: 519 Main St., Bangor, ME, Bangor, ME
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Description: This mighty 31-foot statue of the "great tree-biter" towers over the...
This mighty 31-foot statue of the "great tree-biter" towers over the landscape in Bangor's Bass Park.
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Worth a 5 min visit. He is cool

He is prettu cool..but not easy to find just driving through Bangor as there are so many sections of Bangor...you have to fund the CROSS INURANCE CENTER across from Hollywood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Bangor, Maine
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

He is prettu cool..but not easy to find just driving through Bangor as there are so many sections of Bangor...you have to fund the CROSS INURANCE CENTER across from Hollywood Slots. He is well cared for and MAINE needs to give him BLUE...he needs his OX with him!! Come on Maine...find BLUE!!!

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Bangor, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Paul Bunyan Statue is impressive! He personifies the city of Bangor, once the lumber capital of the world. There are othe states that claim him and they can -as Maine grew too small for Paul and he moved out west! He was Bangor born though, that's why he is as great a legend as he is!

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Now you may say how could you not notice a statue of this size as we drove into Bangor along Main Street but we did? The Paul Bunyan statue is enormous which makes it even funnier how we missed seeing him! Paul Bunyan represents the Bangor and Maine lumber jack country history going back to the 1700's we believe but... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

If you`re like me and love to see different and fun stuff while on a trip add this one to your list. Big guy welcoming you to Bangor ME lumber jack country going way back to the 1700's. Nicely kept statue right on the corner, stop and get a picture

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Albany, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Paul Bunyan used to be enshrined in a nice little park in Bangor. I have many fond memories of visiting this park in my youth. In the interest of "economic development," the park was replaced by modern development. Paul is now situated in a postage-stamp-sized oasis in front of a brick building. He doesn't look nearly so tall or formidable... More 

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Wells, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We were searching for the statue when someone informed us that the statue has been moved from the park to across from The Hollywood Casino. Almost 30 feet tall & worth a look. We admired the statue & Paul Bunyan's history. We took many pictures also. It was worth looking for & finding. If in Bangor, you MUST find this... More 

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Southwest Harbor, ME
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Come on -- is there anything more iconic in Maine than Paul Bunyan? This has been around all my life and has been maintained beautifully.

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Old Town, Maine
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I work in Bangor and regularly go for walks on my lunch break. The statue might be "just a statue" but I like seeing Paul's smiling face when I walk by on a nice day. If you're in the Bangor area, I would recommend walking/driving by the statue as it is pretty impressive and quite tall! There is now some... More 

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Falmouth, NS Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Loved seeing this statue of Paul standing so tall..The area is nice and clean and right next to casino...where we ate lunch

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Abingdon, Maryland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is quite literally a statue- there is nothing else there to see. No place to park. But if you're in the area it is certainly worth making a point to drive by it. Yankee Magazine did an "Up Close" piece on it in the September/October 2014 issue. The statue is made of fiberglass, metal, and wood, weighs 3700 pounds... More 

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