Walk the Tall Tales Trail.

Start at the Chamber office and pick up the trail map, as well as the current book of "lies," containing fibs from through the 70+ year history of the club. Then visit many businesses and stores around the city, view the bronze plaques and enjoy the unique brand of American humor, featuring some of the championship lies.

Burlington Liars Club Membership Card

Creator and First President of Burlington Liars' Club Was Not Otis Hulett — Would You Believe It?

Otis HulettOver the years, former newspaper man and Burlington resident, Otis C. Hulett, has generally been credited with being the person responsible for creating the world famous Burlington Liars' Club. According to the following article, which appeared in the Standard Democrat of December 13, 1940, however, the truth may "lie" elsewhere.

In the article, Mannel Hahn, who lived in Burlington in the late 1920s into 1930, tells the story of the origin of the Burlington Liars' Club. As will be seen, the Liars' Club — which some say is one of Burlington's chief claims to fame — had almost accidental beginnings.

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