Cooter's Place of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, TN

542 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Overview

Located in Gatlinburg, Cooter's Place is a tribute to America's greatest family show, The Dukes of Hazzard! Visit the Dukes of Hazzard Museum & Shop and enjoy Cooter's fabulous collection of props, costumes, memorabilia, collectibles, and the famous 1969 Dodge Charger known as the General Lee! Play 18 holes of mini golf at the fine Hazzard Country Club with a trip down "The Dukes" memory lane!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • Tribute to The Dukes of Hazzard.
  • Famous General Lee car on display.
  • Indoor family fun center with mini-golf and go-karts.
  • Museum is free admission
  • Located on Parkway in Gatlinburg.
  • Next to Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.

Description

from Cooter's Place of the Smokies
Visit Cooter's Place – a tribute to America's greatest family show, The Dukes of Hazzard! Y'all come on in and make yourselves at home in a little piece of Hazzard County right in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Visit our Dukes of Hazzard Museum & Shop, always free of charge, and enjoy Cooter's fabulous collection of props, costumes, memorabilia, hundreds of collectibles, and of course, the famous 1969 Dodge Charger known as the General Lee! Bring your camera and take home the perfect souvenir: in-car photos are available!

Weather can't stop the fun at Cooter's family fun center! All indoors and under one roof you can take a ride around the track in Gatlinburg's only Go Karts on the Parkway! Also enjoy 18 holes of Mini Golf at the fine Hazzard Country Club with a trip down "The Dukes" memory lane.

Regular appearances by Ben "Cooter" Jones and other cast members scheduled.

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7 Reviews
Ricky Fleming
Lafayette, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Cooters"
April, 2018
Good putt putt course with lots of memorabilia to look at. To our surprise we noticed a line so we decided to wait and see who was there. It was the one who played Cletus Hogg. Great guy, very friendly. It was an unexpected treat. We would go back for sure.
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Tip: Lot of memorabilia. Reasonable prices.

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Beth Swansboro
1 Review
"Brings back Memories"
October, 2016
I grew up watching this show every week. My Dad loved it. I am sure Daisy Duke helped a lot. Seeing the car and getting pictures was so great. I show them to everyone up ":North": here. I am a southerner by heart. Lived in Knoxville 2 years. Husband was UT graduate grad school. Followed Peyton and Lady Vols. I really enjoyed the museum. The staff was there Sept.23 doing last minute shopping. Maybe 24th. Loved it a lot.
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Tip: Expect to go down memory lane. Young kids will not enjoy it maybe like us oldies. Enjoy!!!

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Richard Hartloff
Baltimore , MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Cooters place"
August, 2016
Had a good time reasonably priced building could use some updating but other then that great.
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Tip: Go karts and general Lee how can you go wrong.

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Christina McLain
Waynesboro , VA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Vroom Vroom"
July, 2016
This was good for my youngest to the oldest. We are huge hazzard fans!
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Tip: Quick to get our turn, small track

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Christina Day
Seaman , OH
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love IT."
July, 2016
WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT COOTERS PLACE AND THE GUY GAVE US A SECOND ROUND IN THE RING BECAUSE PUTPUT GOLF WAS OUT. SO WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS FOR EVERYONE.
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shelly d.
ocala, FL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Go carts for younger children"
October, 2015
The track was small but the 4 yr old loved it and the whole place brought back memories
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Rebecca Delawder
Springfield, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Our visit to Cooter's."
August, 2015
Loved seeing the things in the museum and getting our pictures taken in the general lee.
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Tip: This is not a handicap accessible place. We had tickets to play miniature golf but it involves going up and down stairs which I am not able to do much of. Also stairs to get into the museum and go carts.

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Melinda R
Columbus, Ohio
"For Dukes fans only"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Since I grew up watching the show, it held my interest, but just barely. It's a souvenir store with a VERY small go-kart course in the back (indoor). The Duke' car, The General Lee, is available to hop in for a pic ($5). If you have no prior knowledge of the TV show, you won't understand why this place exists.
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Brent H
"The best staff!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Had a great time today. The absolute best staff! Growing up with the Dukes of Hazzard show this place was a lot of fun. Thank you to the staff on duty today. The go carts and golfing were fun and it was definitely decorated with interesting facts.
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Megan M
Dayton, Ohio
"Used groupon"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 12, 2018 NEW
So we got the putt putt and the go karts through groupon. So look there first to see if it is a good deal for you! The putt putt was okay. I liked that it was inside, but it was eerily quiet up there and it was only us. So I think it could be spruced up to make it a little more lively. Now I almost didn't go kart, I dont like driving and was not interested in it. But the worker insisted so I did. Now he roasted me the whole time about it, which my family loved. It was all in good fun and I can take some jokes thrown my way. But in all serious, he made it great and pushed me to go faster and I had more fun because of it. So it was fun. We didn't shop, but they had a ton of stuff to look at.
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MandyMcElwee
Bainbridge Ross County, Ohio
"Took me back to my Childhood days of Dukes of Hazard!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 06, 2018 NEW
Cooter's was interesting to see and you can even buy souvenirs to take home with you. If you ever watched Dukes of Hazard, you will want to visit Cooters!
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Emily H
"Golf and Racing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 01, 2018 NEW
Prices aren’t terrible, can walk through in 2-3 hours. If taking your time 3-4. Could race all day but racing prices are kind of high for a small indoor track.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cooter's Place of the Smokies

Do I have to pay for a ticket to the museum?
Admission to the museum is absolutely free.

How tall must children be to drive or ride in the go-karts?
The go-karts height and age requirements are as follows:

  • To ride in an adult car, children must be at least 3 years old and 36 inches tall. Drivers must be a licensed adult.
  • To drive an adult car, children must be at least 10 years old and 57 inches tall.
  • To drive a rookie car, children must be at least 8 years old and 48 inches tall.
  • To drive a kiddie car, children must be at least 5 years old and 36 inches tall.
Where is Cooter’s Place located?
You can find Cooter’s Place at 542 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

What are the hours of operation?
Cooter’s Places of the Smokies is open during the following times:
Sunday – Thursday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm, or later
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, or later

Schedule subject to change due to weather conditions or other outside factors.