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Cookeville Depot Museum

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Address: 116 W Broad St, Cookeville, TN 38501-2462
Phone Number: (931) 528-8570
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The historic committee has done an outstanding job on the depot. A place where everyone can get a history lesson inside the depot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue R
Cookeville, Tennessee
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The historic committee has done an outstanding job on the depot. A place where everyone can get a history lesson inside the depot.

Thank Sue R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cookeville Depot is a classic stop in downtown Cookeville. Little kids love exploring the trains. It's a great place for family photos. It's really close to all the cool restaurants downtown and not far from Dogwood park. We've been many times and my boys always want to stop by for a quick adventure.

Thank LilBBTennessee
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great little time passer! With photo ops and a ton of Pokestops, this was a great place to enjoy as I ate my Ice Cream!

Thank SaintLexi
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Refurbished, but all original building from 1909. Like stepping back in time when you enter. Many interesting artifacts and a model railroad layout representing Cookeville in 1955. Outside there are two cabooses open for visitors and a steam engine with tender. Worth the visit!

Thank bicycleboy850
Raleigh, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Take your kids to this museum. It well documented, not too long with cars to visit and a miniature. Enough to keep kids interested and educated them at the same time.

Thank claude_monnier
Sugar Land
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

If you're in historic down town Cookeville, TN, check this out. Several redone cars , one engine and a nice station. The museum was closed, but there was enough to take you back in this town's past. Surprisingly, there were plenty of visitors walking around. The ice cream shop is also across the street.

Thank CaptainSPI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

This museum is just terrific! The building was built in 1909 and was under threat of destruction in the 1970s. So glad they were able to preserve it and now it lives on as a small museum. Outside they have a BIG steam engine, two cabooses from different eras and picnic tables for great people watching! Inside there is a... More 

Thank BNAtoLGA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Great History of Cookeville. We decided to stay extra nights as one of the clerks from Days Inn pointed us to different sites of Cookeville. Enjoyed this Depot Museum.

Thank Jon W
New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Went in to see out of curiosity. I advised Beth I was there to see the main museum and was sad it was closed. Beth gave me her card and stated when I was done with a meeting to call her and she would see that I was let inside. She was true to her word. I called and someone... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I am a Cookeville resident and my children and I frequent The Depot on a monthly basis. Across the street is the best ice cream in the world (Cream City), and other wonderful places to eat and shop. It's my favorite part of town. Must visit if new to the area or just visiting.

Thank TN_traveling_junkie

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