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Paul Bunyan Center

17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN 56401
218-829-6342
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Brainerd
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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washington dc
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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,... More

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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... More

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Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 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.

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phoenix
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 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... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

Paul Bunyan Land is a fun and exciting theme park. It is very family friendly, but also pricey. They have fun rides, a cool farm which has a lot of collectables, and nice staff. I recommend it to anyone who is in the area and needs something to do for a few hours. The only thing I don't quite understand... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Every summer we go to Ruttger's Bay Lake Resort for a few days and we always take our daughters (5 yrs. and 8 yrs.) to Paul Bunyan Land, since it is only a 15 minute drive. There are lots of rides for kids under 10 years old, a rock climbing wall, candy store, restaurant, and an old fashion town (30... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Took our 5 yr old daughter here and she had a blast! This place was perfect for her because we paid one price and she ran around for almost three hours do whatever rides she wanted as many times as she wanted. She is liking more of the thrill rides now and there is a perfect mix of small kiddie... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We went with 5 children ranging from 4 to 10 in age and they absolutely loved it. It is definitely geared toward the younger half of adolescence. There are bumper cars, a kids roller coaster and train, tilt-a-whirl, merry-go-round, climbing wall, and other types of attractions you'd expect at a county fair. The price, when multiplied by 7 people, seemed... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I LOVED their winter wonderland Christmas Lights in the Old Village. Beautiful... We had a sleigh ride from Santa and Hot Chocolate by the bon-fire.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We had a great time-only a few complaints. No food choices-well there was one but we waited over an hour for a small portion of overpriced food-not good at all! The rides were fun a littly noisy though. We had our pics done at the old time photo place. The gal taking the pictures was very very rude and unprofessional!... More

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