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.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

9 Reviews
Christian Baughman
Chatsworth, GA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Busy"
August, 2018
Not baby friendly or stroller friendly so one of my combo passes didn't get used be Cause I had to carry the baby. My son enjoyed the go carts. And they aren't familiar or know how to use or pull up your passes on reserve gatlinburg passes
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Tip: Don't bring your stroller. Pay attention to what you reserve

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Shelly Nuckols
Rockville, VA
6 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love the Dukes of Hazzard? You will love this place!"
June, 2018
So much fun. Indoor go karts and indoor mini golf with memorabilia through out. Lots of items to buy. Wonderful and informative employees.
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Tip: Do the whole thing, go to reserve pigeon forge and get the family pack. It is so worth it

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Ricky Fleming
Lafayette, TN
2 Reviews
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
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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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monicaz940
Mentor, United States
"Sit in the General Lee"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
You can race some go carts, play mini golf, and sit in the General Lee. Check out the store, lots of great souvenirs!
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SWVA_Traveler
Blacksburg, Virginia
"I hope it’s seen better days."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2019 NEW
This place is what some would call “run down.” If you really love The Dukes of Hazard show, then you may want to visit. If the weather is bad and you need to ride a go-kart, the small oval indoor slick track is an option. We rode the go-karts and had fun. The customer service was good. We used a Groupon to also play mini golf. That, too, was old and worn. There are much better places to ride a go-kart and play putt-putt.
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heidib3998
Bethune, South Carolina
"Fun place to check out"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 12, 2019 NEW
A museum saluting..yep, you guessed it...The Dukes of Hazard! From an actual General Lee used during the filming to Daisy's Jeep & Crazy Cooter's tow truck. Nice displays of memorabilia from the tv show covering all the cast. Stop in and tell 'em Bo & Luke sent ya!
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CorkyRee
"Awesome Place! Kids love it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 10, 2019 NEW
Kids love the go cart track and just being there makes you relive your dukes of hazard memories of your childhood!
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Teresa K
"Awesome Place"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2019 NEW
My family and myself are huge Duke fans and we love looking at all the cool stuff. Will be going back our next visit up there.
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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.