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Address: Coon Dog Cemetery Road, Tuscumbia, AL
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Description: Where only the best coon dogs are laid to rest.

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One of a kind

While visiting red bay we ended up picnicking here. Tiffin motor homes told us about it so had to see it. Truly unusual. What more can we say.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

A cemetery with coon dogs off a twisty road. I'm glad I stopped by, it is very interesting. For many decades coon dogs have been laid to rest here. The grave markings are nice, and I was surprised how well kept this is.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

While visiting red bay we ended up picnicking here. Tiffin motor homes told us about it so had to see it. Truly unusual. What more can we say.

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Madison, Alabama
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235 attraction reviews
330 helpful votes 330 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I have two dogs of my own currently and knowing I will outlive them is heartbreaking. Visiting this cemetery was a reminder of that but it also shows how dogs bring out the best in us. It's way off the beaten path and totally worth the drive. I'm taking another trip there just to show my kids.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Nothin' like a good 'Coon Dog! I thought this was an interesting piece of Americana. It was a bit of an adventure just finding it, as the address is wrong on the brochure. If you're going, once you see the sign, you're another 2 miles from the cemetery.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

If you're in this area, you have to go to the Coon Dog Cemetery - just because it's here - if for no other reason. Dogs laid to rest here get the same treatment as people, most have granite or marble headstones. There's a big, tall stone memorial that explains this unique place. We don't even have dogs, but found... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We drove all the way down Coon Dog Cemetery in hopes of visiting but found the drive chained off. So disappointed.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It ended up being just a glorified pet cemetery. There is a covered picnic area, but that's the nicest thing there. I expected some more history to it, or moreso, some historical significance. There's also some statue that has been vandalized and is now fenced off, and since then hasn't been repaired or anything. Even in it's original state, it... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

Little bit of a drive to see, but we knew that going into our trip. Whether you're a dog lover or a dog hunter it's a must see. You can't help but feel the love these owners had for their dogs. So pack a lunch and take the pretty drive out into the country and make a day of it.

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Minden, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a place that has a surreal feeling. We went from not knowing what a coon dog is to learning how special a coon dog can be to many of their owners. This cemetery has existed for many decades and it causes one to ponder the wonderment of life and the many treasures of life. I liked that there... More 

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292 reviews 292 reviews
85 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very pretty place and a great way to pay homage to a fantastic group of animals. It's off the beaten path, but well worth a visit!

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