Paul Bunyan's Fry Pan In Montana Just Might Be The Strangest Roadside Attraction Yet
We’re no stranger to quirky roadside attractions here in Montana. After all, we have a
giant talking penguin and a two-headed steer. But if you ever find yourself in Libby, you just might see the oddest one of all. Paul Bunyan’s Fry Pan certainly makes for a memorable stop.
Paul Bunyan’s Fry Pan is located at the Heritage Museum on Highway 2 in Libby, which is a pretty interesting place as it is.
The unique 12-sided, 130-foot diameter log structure is impossible to miss.
Inside, you'll find artifacts from Libby's early mining and logging days.
From the Early Libby Exhibit to the photography and the impressive display of early washing machines, this place is perfect for history buffs.
But when you visit, make sure to spend plenty of time exploring the outdoor displays.
That's where you'll find the Cherry Creek Custom Mill, the Sylvanite Cookhouse, and other historic structures.
Of course, nothing quite compares to Paul Bunyan's Fry Pan, which will catch your eye right away.
It's not every day you see such a massive piece of cookware. In fact, we'd be willing to bet this is a once-in-a-lifetime sighting.
Believe it or not, this pan was a functional frying pan when it was built in the 1970s.
Considering it stretches 24.5 feet at its longest point, that's pretty impressive. It makes you wonder what people would cook in it.
Of course, the upkeep of the frying pan eventually became too much to handle, which is completely understandable.
That's why it was donated to the museum, where it now stands proudly by the road instead of frying up dozens (or hundreds) of eggs at a time.
The Heritage Museum is open seasonally from May - September, and the admission fee is a donation of your choosing.
However, you can stop by and observe Paul Bunyan's Fry Pan whenever you'd like.
For more information on supporting this wonderful museum and all its attractions, check out the official
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Heritage Museum, 34067 US-2, Libby, MT 59923, USA