Where to Find Paul & Babe in the Brainerd Lakes

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Legends Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe, are celebrated all around the Brainerd Lakes Area. Take a tour and find all the spots where they hang out!

Explore Brainerd Lakes Welcome Center, Brainerd

Take your picture with Paul Bunyan as he greets visitors coming to the Lakes Area. In the gift shop, you can find Paul and Babe stuffed plushes that make perfect souvenirs!

Paul Bunyan Land, Brainerd

This nostalgic theme park is home to the original animated Paul Bunyan statue and has many of the same rides and attractions.

Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake, Brainerd

A Paul and Babe statue sit at the main entrance greeting guests as they enter the resort.

Hwy 371 and 210, Baxter

You can still find Paul’s foot prints in the parking lot where he used to sit on the corner of Hwy 371 and 210 (now the Kohl’s parking lot).

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Campground and Recreation Area, Crosslake

has an exhibit room that boasts the world’s largest 13 ft. Paul Bunyan rag doll. You can walk the grounds and find Paul Bunyan interpretive signs and a photo-op. At the Crosslake Chamber office, you’ll find another set of Paul Bunyan’s footprints.

The Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway, Crosslake

Along the 54-mile scenic route you’ll find 12 interpretive kiosks written in the voice of Paul Bunyan—telling his tall tales—and giving information about the region.

Log Chair and Bobber Tower, Pequot Lakes

Here, you’ll find Paul Bunyan’s oversized log chair. Legend says Paul Bunyan used to kick back in this chair and watch his fishing bobber (Pequot Lakes’ bobber water tower).

Welcome Center, Pequot Lakes

Say “Hi” and take a pic with Babe as you cruise the Paul Bunyan trail up to Pequot Lakes. The newest Babe statue is located next to the Pequot Lakes Welcome Center.