Order your Big Fish t-shirt and get ready to sport this stylish and whimsical tee featuring The Big Fish from Bena, MN! Every shirt purchased goes to support the mission of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. The shirts are unisex, 100% ringspun cotton that are super soft and won’t shrink.
Minnesota is blessed with a number of colossal roadside attractions, from Paul Bunyan statues to giant loons, yet it is our fascination with fish that often garners the biggest concrete, fiberglass, or wood specimens. In that category is the Big Fish, the superlative example of Minnesota’s biggest aquatic lifeform, the muskie. Located on U.S. Highway 2 outside of Bena, this popular example of roadside Americana was originally called the Big Muskie Drive-In. The Big Fish is just a short cast from Lakes Winnibigoshish, Cass, and Leech, in the heart of Minnesota’s muskie fishing region about 35 miles east of Bemidji.
Place your order here and pick up your t-shirt at any PAM event!
The Big Fish was included in PAM’s 2009 10 Most Endangered list as the roadside landmark had fallen into disrepair. In part due to awareness raised by our announcement, a donor provided the support necessary to restore the fish back to its former glory!
You can read more about The Big Fish in the New York Times, on Roadside America, or join the Fans of The Big Fish – Bena, MN on Facebook! You can also visit The Big Fish Supper Club’s website at www.bigfishsupperclub.com/
Erin with the restored Big Fish in Bena!