8 places to stop in Cookeville, TN

Cookeville, Tennessee is a great place for a weekend getaway! Here are eight spots we recommend checking out on your trip!

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The Pink Elephant

Let’s talk about the *pink* elephant in the room! This Cookeville landmark is the #1 Instagram spot in the city! Snap a pick with “Ellie” at 680 S Willow Avenue! Ellie always sports a pair of sunnies, and in the summer sometimes a bathing suit!

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Cummins Falls State Park

Looking for a great hike? The Cummins Falls State Park has over 280 acres of incredible natural beauty! Bring your furry friend along! This park is pet-friendly as long as they stay on a leash.

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Cream City Ice Cream & Coffee House

Come hungry! Cream City Ice Cream has delicious frozen treats and serves a mean lunch menu! You can’t leave Cookeville without making a stop for a quick shake on the way home!

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The Depot Museum

Right across the street from Cream City is The Depot Museum! This historic spot was built in 1909 and houses many Tennessee Central Railway artifacts. Step aboard the 1913 Baldwin steam engine, the 1920 classic red caboose and two of the small track cars.

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Ralphs Donut Shop

Butter twists & bacon biscuits? Sounds like we found our new breakfast spot! Ralphs is an old time donut shop with classic interior and delicious treats! Stop in for a donut and leave with a dozen!

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Dogwood Park

Located on E Broad Street across from the City Municipal Building is the green oasis that is Dogwood Park! There’s an interactive fountain and a performance pavilion for live music!

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The Murals

Cookeville has several Instagram worthy murals throughout their downtown area. One of our favorites is the Our Protectors mural created in 2002 after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001.  It honors our first responders.

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Moogie's BBQ

Did you even go on a Tennessee road trip without some tasty BBQ? Stop at Moogie’s for the fan favorite, chicken sandwich! Don’t forget to try their wings & pulled pork while you’re there!

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