Kadie the Cow of Columbus
Kadie the Cow of Columbus
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A large statue of a cow standing in front of a dairy.
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  • cordyroy
    Mobile, Alabama2,384 contributions
    Love this sort of thing
    Found a reference to Kadie the Cow online and went to see her. Loved it! Formerly the mascot of Kinnett Dairy, her location became a Best Buy store. When that closed the locals were worried about her. The city council ruled that Kadie was now so old that she qualified as a historical landmark, and gave her and her surrounding lawn the protection of a permanent easement. Local Boy Scouts clean her up as needed.
    Written July 23, 2022
  • Jusagagirl
    Warner Robins, Georgia44 contributions
    Columbus Day Trip
    Cute attraction .. Should be moved to a different location .. And poor thing needs a bath ... But kids and adults alike will love posing with it for pictures
    Traveled with family
    Written November 15, 2019
  • Sandra C
    Waverly Hall, Georgia67 contributions
    A Columbus Icon
    Kadie used to stand on the hill in front of the old Kinnett's Dairy location, now occupied by Best Buy. For decades she was a landmark, at what was pretty much the North entrance to Columbus, long before I-185 or Peachtree Mall were built. After the dairy closed, Katie was removed for some years before being returned to her original location. It is doubtful that newcomers or visitors will understand the significance of this icon, but for those who grew up in the Columbus area, she is a fond memory of a simpler time.
    Traveled solo
    Written February 11, 2015
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Emilia Macintosh
1 contribution
Aug 2020
I would give Kadie 100/10 if I could. We were finally allowed to travel again after Covid-19 and the 12 hour car ride was definitely worth it. After reading about Kadie's history for months, seeing her in all of her glory brought tears to my eyes. I would cross oceans to see Kadie. Will definitely be back. We plan to visit the other cows like Kadie across the country!
Written August 16, 2020
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Dom L
Saint Charles, IL18 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
It just shows that there is not much to do here when a big replica of a cow is considered an attraction. That's all I have to say.
Written April 23, 2014
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thatchbo
Atlanta, GA26 contributions
May 2012 • Solo
Kadie probably would not mean a lot to someone who was not raised around Columbus and a visitor may not find her all that interesting but Kadie was very special at one time. There use to be a Kinnett Dairy there - where the Best Buy is now - in front of the dairy was a HUGE lush green lawn.

Kadie stood in the middle of the lawn - she really stood out and was a landmark for over 50 years! People would give directions by saying "you go past Kadie..." - I remember on some Sunday's when we would be out riding around, my dad would take us to see Kadie so we could get up close - when you are 5 years old and see a giant cow standing in a big field, it is quite amazing. We have fond memories of going to see her and riding by her.

Sadly, without the big green field and without the dairy and just sadly standing in the corner of the Best Buy parking lot, she may not seem like much to people who didn't grow up knowing her history but if you did know here, she still brings fond memories when you see her.
Written May 28, 2012
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sjerick2
Pine Apple, AL1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Business
I needed more copies of Paul blart mall cop on DVD to add to my collection and I had to go past this weird cow to get inside. I approached one of the "employees" at the geek squad counter and asked where they kept the Paul blarts ( I run a blart business where I ship the mall cop dvds all over the world). Anyway, the geek was very rude and asked too many question I got spooked and left immediately. I don't need to explain myself to an "employee". If you like big cows go here just be careful of the overly inquisitive "employees". Call me if you need a Paul blart DVD. BEST BUY? MORE LIKE BAD BUY.
Written August 25, 2018
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PATRICIA N
Eufaula, AL11 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
I remember Katie (you misspelled it, not me!) the cow from the time I was very young. I attended Gentian Road Elementary School for a short time in 2nd grade, the Kinnett Dairy was where our milk came from. Katie is still a landmark for me; she brings back fond memories. I was glad they didn't remove her when the dairy closed.
Written June 2, 2013
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Madeline B
Dunnellon, FL7 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
My family and I actually had just left a restaurant in a local motel and as we were walking to our vehicle I could see her across the road pass the trees. I shrieked with excitement when I saw her, because I had read of her but did not realize I would see her. Don"t take her away! Leave her alone!
Written April 9, 2013
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Shannon N
7 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
On our first visit to Best Buy the sight of a giant cow was so random and out of place. Long time locals know the history of the area, but visitors and new residents have nothing, such as a land-marker, describing the reason for its continued existence. Why was this dairy so important to Columbus and the surrounding area?
Written November 8, 2015
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Sherry G
Tacoma, WA2 contributions
Nov 2012 • Couples
There is a huge black and white cow on the hill in front of Best Buy. Strange place for a cow huh? Then I find out there used to be a dairy there and all the people in town freaked out when they moved the cow. So they put it back in it's original location, her home.
Written December 3, 2012
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manifestandtravel122
Honolulu, HI134 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
This is not an attraction. It is merely a cow statue off the expressway near the Best Buy Parking Lot.
Written September 14, 2012
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John B
Hamilton, GA20 contributions
Nov 2011
If you have already seen literally everything else in the world, you must see this huge cow! Otherwise, turn around and browse Best Buy; it's far more interesting. I seriously do not understand why this is even an attraction as you can see it as you drive by the Manchester Expressway exit on I-185 North-bound AND South-bound. MOO! er BOO!
Written November 10, 2011
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