Bemidji, The First City on the Mississippi, Minnesota USA

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox Paul Bunyan Animal Land 
Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox Babe stand along the shore of Lake Bemidji near the Tourist Information Center.  Built in 1937, Eastman Kodak recognized Paul & Babe as
the second most photographed icon in the nation. 
Located at 300 Bemidji Avenue.
Lions, tigers, bears, camels, leopards, kangaroos, cougars, bobcats, three species of deer, elk, llamas, donkeys,lemurs, monkeys, raccoons, fox, reptiles, exoctic birds, amazing bugs and various small mammals are just a few of the animals who make their home at Animal Land.  See them all at Paul Bunyan's Animal Land, Minnesota's largest wildlife park/petting zoo.  Animal Land is home to nearly 100 animals representing every continent on earth.  Indoor learning center, gift shop, picnic areas, playground and RV parking. Wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Birthday parties, group rates, traveling educational programs and more.
Located on Hwy 2 East between Bemidji and Cass Lake
Open:  Memorial Day through Labor Day
          10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily
Contact: 218-759-1533 
Paul Bunyan Photos with Visitors


Geocaching-an outdoor treasure hunting sport/hobby- has many fun-to-find geocaches in the Bemidji area.  From easy-to-access hides around downtown Bemidji, to more challenging hides at Lake Bemidji State Park and other beautiful locations in the surrounding forests and attraction locations. 
A great way to explore the Paul Bunyan State Trail -over 800 geoacaches hidden along the 110-mile length, anchored by State Parks and dotted with trail towns.

Bemidji Bowl 
24 lanes of air-conditioned bowling,Indoor Golf Simulator and video arcade. Restaurant and bar.
Open daily 9 am til close.
3455 Laurel Dr NW

Character Challenge Course Company Paintball & Laser Tag
zip-line-jumpWant an activity that could offer a life-changing experience? The Character Challenge Course Company can provide an educational experience of a lifetime through their high ropes team-building program.
The 'Challenge by Choice' philosophy is conducive to
individual and team growth.  Staff directed programing assist participants to reach their fullest potential.
Open to individuals, family, school and business groups.
13218 County Rd 40
Park Rapids MN 56470
Devotion Paintball & Laser Tag
Best course in northern MN with six playing fields and full retail shop.  Mobile option - we bring the paintball or laser tag equipment to your indoor or outdoor location.
Fields open anytime by appointment.
Retail Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1706 Paul Bunyan Dr SE
Bemidji MN 56601

Bemidji Movie Theatre   Disc Golf
Located on Highway 2 West.  Daily Matinees.  Stadium seating.  Digital Sound.  
Contact: 218-444-6684
 18 hole course.  Newly construced 2010-2011 
City Park

1230 23rd St NW

Stein's Winding River Farm
14185 Teddy Rd NW
Shevlin MN   56676

Rising Star Ranch 
Hwy 71 E of Itasca State Park 
218-732-1749 or 888-900-1749
Eagle Forest Acres
Trails & camping cabins - bring your own horse. 
Blackduck MN

Gambling Casinos
Indian gaming casinos are in abundance, offering visitors a special brand of fun. Nearby is the Palace Casino with Las Vegas style gambling. Northern Lights near Walker, Minnesota and Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, Minnesota  both a bit further. All three casinos feature dining and entertainment. Red Lake offers high-stakes weekend bingo with free van service.  Deer River, Minnesota is the site of the White Oak Casino.
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P.O. Box 66 - Bemidji, Minnesota 56619
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