Elkton, Tennessee: Giant Chicken with Chef Hat

What's even more impressive than its size and its chef's hat is that it carries its own carving knife.
1371 Bryson Rd, Elkton, TN
Shady Lawn Truck Stop. I-65 exit 6, northeast side. In front of Shell station.
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Big chicken.

Giant Chicken with Chef Hat

The Giant Chicken is covered in graffiti and is awesome. Truck stop also selling giant chicken shirts -- in case you want to remember that time you saw a chicken and got gas.

[Sarah Campau, 11/22/2016]

Big chicken.

Giant Chicken with Chef Hat

The chicken is alive and better than ever. Incidentally, so is the truck stop. The chicken has undergone a color change and has new utensils.

[Darren And Donna, 08/15/2014]

Chicken with chef's hat.

Giant Chicken with Chef Hat

The Shady Lawn Truck Stop is closed and appears to be in the process of demolition. The chicken is still there but may not be for long.

[Cynthia, 07/30/2013]

Chicken with chef's hat.

Giant Chicken with Chef's Hat

The chicken's size is best appreciated when photographed with someone to show relative scale.

[Susan, 12/18/2011]

... and this chicken statue is larger than most. The chef's hat is a bonus.

Big Chicken - Missing Fork

Shady Lawn Truck Stop has always been a favorite stop off I-65. They have a great breakfast, lunch and dinner and you might even bump in to a country music star.

The Big Chicken out front serves as a good photo prop. I noticed the fork was missing and they said someone stole it during Spring Break this year! That little piece of history is probably hanging in someone's dorm room.

[Lisa, 07/23/2008]

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