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Cookeville, Tennessee: Ellie the Pink Elephant

A pink fiberglass elephant, usually wearing sun glasses -- and sometimes sporting a painted-on bikini. And coquettishly posing on water skis.

680 South Willow Ave., Cookeville, TN
I-40 exit 286 (TN 135/S Willow St). Go north about 1 mile, just past Fairgrounds St. Statue is on the right near the street in the parking lot in front of a small business building. Lone Oak Dr turns to the left directly in front of the statue.
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Baby elephant.

Ellie The Pink Elephant

Well, it seems the bathing suit, sunglasses and all the fun has made Miss Ellie a mother! Baby is healthy and happy as she gazes up at mama.

[Meg Zorn, 05/22/2021]

Pink elephant.

Ellie the Pink Elephant

There's a store next door to the statue that offers Pink Elephant t-shirts.

[Amber Cook, 04/10/2019]


Pink Elephant

It appears that someone has added a pile of elephant droppings made from footballs, basketballs, etc.

[Johnny, 07/13/2014]

Pink elephant.

Pink Elephant

Nifty. Felt silly taking pictures roadside, but I reckon it was worth it!

[Flapple, 07/25/2013]

Let yourself go...surrender to the photo op...

Pink elephant.

Giant Skiing Pink Elephant

It was late one night of a road trip when I stopped in Cookeville for the night. On the way to the hotel, I spotted this giant pink elephant statue, on water skis, wearing sunglasses. My husband was asleep and missed it. He thought I was crazy, so the next morning I went back and took pictures.

[Carolita Garcia, 04/18/2012]

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