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Address: 519 Main St., Bangor, ME, Bangor, ME
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This mighty 31-foot statue of the "great tree-biter" towers over...

This mighty 31-foot statue of the "great tree-biter" towers over the landscape in Bangor's Bass Park.

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Paul Bunyan was here

I looked forward to seeing the statue of Paul for years. When I finally saw it, I was impressed. Nice to see him appreciated in statue form. No need to really stop, just driving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jane D
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Bangor, Maine
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a statue, of a mythical figure. There isn't too much else to say about it. Big, and has been there for a number of decades now.

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Thank Ryland C
Maine
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80 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I looked forward to seeing the statue of Paul for years. When I finally saw it, I was impressed. Nice to see him appreciated in statue form. No need to really stop, just driving by gives you a good look, especially if stopped by a light.

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Thank Jane D
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127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many states claim Paul Bunyan and this statue is Maine's claim. It is near the civic center and casino and is worth taking a look at if in the area. Is it worth a special trip? Maybe to a member of the Paul Bunyan Fan Club.

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Thank TundraJayco
Brewer, Maine
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bangor, Maine's Paul Bunyan statue is the original and most historic. Paul's Blue Ox, Babe, is being considered to join Paul after 50+ years. Stay updated.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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172 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Conveniently located on your way into town, this statue is impressive. It represents the time when Bangor was the queen of logging and timber. Just a nice attraction to view or be photographed with.

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Thank jer b
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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180 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I didn't get a chance to stop, but saw it while sitting it traffic. Very unique to see this large statue in a town! I was surprised at how big it is! Must at least drive by for people in the Bangor area!

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Thank Shopaholic_x0
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I can't count the number of times I've been to or driven by Paul Bunyan in Bangor, ME. If you are in the area for an event, staying at a nearby hotel, or attending Bass Park I recommend taking a stroll to see the axe wielding man. As others have said, it's really just a statue on the side of... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

When visiting the Bangor, Maine area, whether it's for business or pleasure, visiting the Paul Bunyan statue is a must! The fact that Mainers lay claim to Paul as a resident of the state only adds more charm and whimsy to the whole experience. Granted, this is just a statue, but if you give yourself over to the moment you'll... More 

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Westfield, Maine
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is an interesting land mark. Make sure you study the story ahead of time. It will help you understand why a giant lumberjack is important to the Maine culture. Also, keep in mind it was Paul and Babe who caused the grand cannon to form. Check out the legend to understand this reference.

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Thank jamessI2202QZ
Dallas, Texas
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36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I am a Stephen King fan and was thrilled to see the giant Paul Bunyan statue featured in the movie "It." Certainly a must see for anyone who loves those movies!

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