Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Exhibit Room


Drive the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway to the south side of Crosslake on County Road 66. Turn into the Crosslake Corps of Engineers Campground. Open the door of the Corps office building and walk into the multi-purpose room. See memorabilia and artifacts on display.

Byway information is always available. Open hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm (subject to change) so please call in advance 1-218-692-2025.

Several key pieces of Wayne Chamberlain’s Paul Bunyan collection are included in the growing display, from historic advertising items using the famous logger’s face to children’s records, post cards, ‘Bunyan’ piggybanks and humor columns. For the trivia fans in your group, there's even an "Exhibit Quiz and Find It" game sheet available for you to test your powers of observation. Adding to the exhibit’s appeal are historic clothing pieces, books, firearms and more, provided by historical re-enactor and Crosslake Corps director, Ray Nelson.

A recent 'gem' added to this Bunyan-sized exhibit, a Paul Bunyan rag doll. It's listed in the Guinness World Book of Records as the world's largest rag doll. It even comes with its own wooden chair. It's one of a kind. Constructed like a jointed Cabbage Patch doll and measuring nearly thirteen feet tall, ragtime Paul Bunyan rules over the eclectic array of Bunyan memorabilia.

Learn more about the World's Largest Rag doll and the Byway Exhibit Room.

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