Destination Up North 2018 Up North - Page 9

Address: Kohl’s Parking Lot, 7565 Excelsior Road, Brainerd, MN Directions: Drive west of town on Hwy 210/ Washington St. Turn right (north) onto Hwy 371, then make the first right onto Excelsior Road, then an immediate right into the Kohl’s parking lot. The footprints are next to the handicap parking spaces. Address: Paul Bunyan Land, 17553 State Highway 18, Brainerd, MN To get there: The park is right off Highway 18E, a little East of Burgwald Road in Brainerd, MN. FISHING BOBBER WATER TOWER – Pequot Lakes The City of Pequot Lakes is known as the “Home of the Bobber,” and its old water tower reflects that slogan quite literally. There’s an interesting story behind the iconic landmark. The City was ready to tear it down when a new tower went up in recent years, but the Chamber promised to make sure that it was well-maintained if the City would let it stay, and it did. Address: Town Square, Pequot Lakes, To get there: Downtown Pequot Lakes, on the west side of Highway 371, just north of Main Street, Pequot Lakes. You can get some great pictures of the giant lumberjack at Paul Bunyan Land in Brainerd when it opens again in May 2018. There you’ll find a 26-foot-tall talking and animated Paul Bunyan, which has been in the area for over 60 years. There’s also a giant Babe the Ox there. Until the park re-opens, however, you can take a selfie next to Paul’s giant size 80 boot prints in what was once Paul Bunyan Amusement Center, and is now the Kohl’s parking lot. They are right next to the handicap parking spots. 104 LeMieur Street, Little Falls | 320-632-2724 • WORLD’S • LARGEST • DEALER • Sales: 866.460.2043 | Service: 866.211.5742 | 2930 2nd Street South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 MARINE 622393fs3/12/17 9