Minnesota, Travel with Kids, USA

Paul Bunyan Land

Paul Bunyan Land is an amusement park located in Brainerd, Minnesota. Paul has been greeting guests in the Brainerd Lakes area since 1954. If you visited as a kid, you are in for a treat. While there have obviously been many updates throughout the years, much of the park remains the same as the good ol’ days, and will bring back wonderful memories.


Location: 17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN 56401
Admission & Hours: Subject to change yearly, CLICK HERE to see website for current prices and hours.

  • Unlimited Use of Rides, Open to Close
  • Ability to leave and return to the park same day
  • Paul greeting children by name
  • Train Ride
  • Climbing Wall
  • Pioneer Village (Museum)
  • Pauls Petting Barns (Barn Yard Animals)


  • Concessions
  • Candy Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Old Tyme Photo

Our Tips:

  • Pack a lunch and use the picnic area outside the park to have a mid day snack and break
  • Bring your own water
  • Bring a wagon if you have younger kids
  • Don’t forget sunscreen
  • Talk back to Paul! He will answer all your questions 😉

Our Recent Experiences:

We loo forward to our annual trip to Paul Bunyan and every year. We go each year for my daughters birthday in the end of July. We have been doing this the past three years and it has always been perfect! We pack a lunch and leave the park about half way throughout our stay to grill out and have cake in the picnic area right outside the park. It works great! Its great for the kids to get a little downtime, and of course food for energy!

The kids always look forward to talking to Paul and they ask him funny questions each year. I absolutely love watching them chat with him. Its very funny and brings back memories from my own childhood.

The rides are perfect for young kids. It’s also nice because it is generally not very packed so the kids can go on each ride multiple times with little to no waits. My kids (5 & 7) are basically tall enough to ride everything alone, so its mostly just watching and holding water bottle for the parents 😉

In addition to the rides the petting zoo, and pioneer farm are fun to explore. The kids always enjoy running though this area and finding different silly things to look at.

The biggest thing that stands out to me as a be ready for, is the sun! It is HOT at Paul Bunyan world and there is not much cover from the sun. Definitely bring water and sunscreen and reapply often. On hot days they sometimes have a sprinkler set up to cool down, which is a nice touch.

Enjoy the photos below from a couple of our recent visits. They will help you get a good idea of what to expect!

I hope you enjoyed the photos of our past trips. As you can see, it is always a day full of smiles and fun! Definitely plan a trip to Paul Bunyan Land while you are in the Brainerd Lakes this summer! You will have so much fun!


Much Love & Happy Travels,


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  • Reply kirthetraveler

    I love how you guys have a tradition of going to Paul Bunyan Land every year! The picture of the frog hopper ride brings me back to old times at Camp Snoopy🥰 loved reading this post and love your website so much!

    July 28, 2021 at 4:31 pm
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