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Paul Bunyan Center

17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN 56401
+1 218-764-2524
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Ranked #11 of 20 Attractions in Brainerd
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Spent 1-1/2 hours here with our 8 and 10 year old grandkids. They absolutely loved it! Their favorite was the rock climbing wall. The rides were well staffed and ran pretty continuously on a beautiful Friday afternoon. There were no lines so they rode lots of rides multiple times. The kids were very impressed that Paul Bunyan greeted them by... More

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Slayton, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My 3-year-old son absolutely adored this place; it was a county fair, a petting zoo, a museum, an old-fashioned town, and a chance to see the famous Paul Bunyan & Babe all rolled into one! I know some people have commented that they thought it was expensive, but we felt like it was a great value. (We can drop $18... More

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Eau Claire, WI
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a big disappointment and not worth the nearly $20 per person admission fee. The rides are rickety and poorly staffed, had to ask multiple staff before we found someone to run the carousel for my two year old nephew, the train also. Babe the blue ox in the parking lot is neat and a good photo op. If... More

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washington dc
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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