Akeley Chamber of Commerce 

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Akeley Chamber of Commerce

PO Box 356
Akeley, MN 56433

Paul Bunyan Days June 24-26 - Downtown Akeley

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Akeley, Minnesota - Birthplace of Paul Bunyan

Why visit our little town?

- largest Paul Bunyan statue in the world

- fishing/boating/swimming on spring fed 11th Crow Wing Lake, headwaters of Crow Wing lakes (1st designated scenic canoe byway in the state)

- bicycle on 27 mile paved Heartland Trail

- ATV trails leading out of town to nearby Paul Bunyan State Forest (half a million acres to let 'er rip!)

- centrally located in HEART of Minnesota's northwoods and lake country (90 lakes within a 30 miles radius)


Paul Bunyan Historical Museum

Akeley Festivals/Events (Paul Bunyan Days - last weekend in June) (Audrey's Purple Dream - 2nd weekend in February)

Woodtick Theater (seasonal musical family friendly shows)

Antiques & Shopping (0 miles) (unique handmade bead creations, largest clothing thrift shop in miles!, free range locally raised meat market, honey farm, handmade adirondack furniture, timber shelters, professional photographer, local wood milling, etc.)

Winery (8 miles)

Zip Line (20 miles)

Petting zoo (35 miles north towards Bemidji)

Fun Park (20 miles - bumper boats, paintball, laser maze, batting cages, etc.)

Casino (9 miles)

Golf (8 miles)

Itasca State Park (the mighty Mississippi River begins here - #1 visited park in the state) is only a half hour away

• Campgrounds (several! lake access, ATV trails access)
• RESORTS (dozens within 1 - 8 miles!)
• Hotel/Motels: (several within 5 - 8 miles)

Dining & Groceries
With two local convenience stores in town (for basics) and dozens of cafes and restaurants within 1 - 16 miles (german, italian, mexican, steaks, burgers, ribs, chicken, pizza, etc.) you will NOT feel isolated despite the peaceful environment of forest and lakes. (Several full grocery stores w/ bakery, deli, organic produce, gluten free products within 9 - 16 miles)

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