Akeley Mn

The Birthplace of Paul Bunyan

The Heartland Trail

The Heartland Trail was the first rail to trail projects in the country.  It is a 49 mile, paved multiple use trail that goes from Park Rapids to Cass Lake.  It is a beautiful biking trail in the summer and groomed for snowmobiling in the winter.  This trail goes directly through the heart of Akeley where you will find a parking area with outdoor restrooms.




The Worlds Largest Paul Bunyan Statue

Akeley is home to the worlds larges Paul Bunyan Statue, stop at Paul's Patio and take time for a photo op in his hand, then take a moment to send us your photo.  We'll add you to our upcoming slide show.  Send photos to the webmaster and enjoy your visit to Akeley

The Woodtick Musical Theater

Foot stompin, hand clappin, fun, lively musical theater.  Join us for the season with the Woodtick Band for bluegrass, folk, gospel, country and comedy.  This

The City Beach

Located between the City Campground (see the lodging page) and the boat landing, our beach has a playground, lots of sand and a raft.  During the summer it is the location of the SAFE Program for kids.

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Other Attractions Within 30 Miles:

  • Itasca State Park
  • Northern Lights Casino
  • Paul Bunyan State Forest
  • Zip line challenge course
  • Petting Zoo
  • Groceries-There are several grocery stores within 9 miles including organic options and basic convenience stores.
  • Dining-The Akeley area boasts a wide variety of dining experiences within a 15 mile radius.  You can enjoy Mexican, Italian, Thai, German, Steak Houses and Burger Joints.

The Paul Bunyan Museum

The Paul Bunyan Museum contains the history of Akeley.  You will find interesting relics and many articles containing our history.  It is staffed during the summer months by volunteers.  Make sure you give those dedicated individuals a hearty thank you when you stop.