Minnesota Loon LbNA # 36853
|Owner||The Pink Ladies|
|Placed Date||Sep 29 2007|
This rest area is really, REALLY nice. There is a statue of Paul Bunion and his blue ox “Babe.” Also, there’s a nice gift shop with some really neat stuff. For example, there’s a shirt that says, “If this shirt’s missin’, I’ve gone fishin’,” along with road maps, and all kinds of cool stuff!
The letterbox is about 6 miles south of Brainerd, Minnesota, on highway 371, near mile marker 21 (7393 State Highway 371). The place you’re looking for is called Brainerd Lakes Area, Chamber of Commerce Rest Area. First, take a left into the rest area, and follow the road for “autos.” Next, park in the very first parking spot with a garbage can and a light pole right in front of it. Follow the tar trail 63 steps. Turn right (about 90 degrees) and you will see a pine tree 24 – 26 steps away. The box is buried on the north side of the tree under the woodchips.