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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6 Reviews
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
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"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
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"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
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"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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2bemullins5
Bristol, Tennessee
"Fun for all"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2017 NEW
We aren't big Dukes of Hazard fans but we did watch the show some. Took our sons there to ride go karts. We bought the mini golf and go kart package. The mini golf is inside and not priced too bad...some good holes. Our boys loved the go karts and had a blast! The track is small but slick and fun! Buy your go kart tickets as soon as you get inside because there's usually a wait to drive. There's a nice store full of DoHazard memorabilia and merchandise. You can get your picture made w the General Lee and they have special guests come in on occasion. Overall, it s a nice family place and you can burn 2 hours or so.
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racefan4life
Charleston, South Carolina
"Thanksgiving vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 04, 2017 NEW
I came to see the general. For me it had nothing to do with the flag it was all about the General Lee because I admire just called when I grew up as a little kid as all kids did when we watch The Dukes of Hazzard. It was a pleasure looking at all of the history from the show and memorabilia from actual filming this place is a must-see for all Dukes of Hazzard fan
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Sweetness01
Saint Matthews, South Carolina
"Historical Place "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2017 NEW
Thoroughly enjoyed visiting and seeing the General Lee. Actually clothing and items that were worn by the characters were on display. You can also play golf and race go-carts. There are souvenirs you can purchase.
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Jeffrey F
Clyde, Ohio
"Golf and Go Carts A GREAT Hit !!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 28, 2017 NEW
We went to Cooter's over Thanksgiving. We played the mini golf and ride the Go Carts. What a GREAT time was had by all !!!! The golf was indoor and nice and warm, the course was not easy , we had a blast !! The Go Carts were the best part, they were fast and the course was a little slippery and we had a GREAT time!! So you need to put Cooter's on the list to do while in Gburg !!!! We will for sure come back next time we are here !!! Thanks for the GREAT time and keep up the good work !!
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lhc2266
Jackson, Mississippi
"This is a gem "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 23, 2017 NEW
We visited here after lunch at No Way Jose. Great family fun. We did the indoor miniature golf and my son did the indoor go cart race track. He had a blast!
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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.