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Coon Dog Cemetery

Coon Dog Cemetery Road, Tuscumbia, AL
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Ranked #7 of 9 attractions in Tuscumbia
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Where only the best coon dogs are laid to rest.
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Troy, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Something interesting to see if you are in the area. Needs WAY more signage to assure you that you are going the correct way. It's located off main road out in the booneys so to speak. The cemetery is one of a kind. It's something to say that you have seen.

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Huntsville, AL
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

It is exactly what it says it is . . . a cemetery for prize coon dogs. It is "out in the middle of nowhere" but why not stop and pay your respects to man's best friend at the world's only coon dog cemetery? It is a few miles passed The Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Rattle Snake... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Just wanted to add this is actually in Cherokee Area not Tuscumbia. I grew up here and know the area very well

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The Villages, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

You really have to want to see this unique and interesting attraction to make the trip. It is way out in the country on windy and hilly roads. Plus the day we went they had recently tarred and chipped the road so the rocks were banging against the underside of our car all the way there and back. It is... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

I had never seen anything like this. There was money all over the tombstones, don't know the meaning of that. I took my out of town nephew, 10, there to tell his class in Utah about it.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I wanted to come here for the uniqueness of the experience and I'm glad I did. It's a beautifully tended cemetery in a peaceful, lovely location. I suggest you wear practical shoes and bring a can of OFF.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It takes awhile to get to the cemetery because it is out in the boonies, but it was worth the trip. My boyfriend and I both choked up a little seeing Sam's tombstone - he has a couple of his stuffed animals there with him. It was interesting seeing what their owners wrote about them and you could tell how... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Grew up 10 miles from it and have been there multiple times. If you're into hunting with dogs it's neat to see. Because of its remote location it is the target of vandalism and trash dumpers sometimes. Good little site with a beautiful drive to get there in the fall.

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Washington DC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you truly love dogs, you will be touched by this small cemetery that is exclusively for coon dogs. The headstones span the gamut from handmade and primitive to elaborate, but all are touching. It is way out in the country; plan on driving about 16 miles on pretty country roads.

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

If you love out of the way, unique "history" places you will love this place, esp if you are an animal lover. What made our visit so special was our "tour guide"! The friendliest dog was laying by the entrance and took every step we did. When we had made our way through the cemetery and read all the tomb... More

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