Paris, Tennessee: Big CatfishThe Paris in France may not be known for its catfish, but the Paris in Tennessee is.
- Tyson Ave., Paris, TN
- South side of town, on the north corner of the four-way stop at US Hwy 79/Tyson Ave. and Veterans Drive/Mineral Wells Ave.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Catfish
The catfish is hard to see if you are driving west on Highway 79. Driving east it is very easy to see. Other landmarks are a Shell gas station on the southeast corner and a Sonic Restaurant on the northwest corner.
A good place to park is in a dentist's parking lot immediately east of the catfish. Turn into the parking lot of the check cashing store (across the street from Shell) and the dentist office will be to the left, right behind the catfish. Veterans Drive is numbered as US 641, so watch for the junction signs and you know you are getting close.[signmanjoe, 08/09/2015]
There's a giant catfish on the road into town. A Hank Williams Jr. museum there, too.[anon., 01/01/1997]
Paris is home of the "World's Biggest Fish Fry," held every year. Update - April 2004: Photo of the Giant Catfish by Justin Bird.