Downtown Gatlinburg and the Gatlinburg Space Needle

Visit Hazzard County in Gatlinburg

Sep 27, 2013

Are you a fan of the classic television series The Dukes of Hazzard? Running from 1979 to 1985, this enormously popular show followed the misadventures of the Duke Boys, a couple of former moonshiners, as they outsmarted the corrupt county commissioner Boss Hogg. You can find a slice of Hazzard County at Cooter’s Place in Gatlinburg, TN. Located right around the corner from our Gatlinburg cabins, this Dukes of Hazzard museum and family fun center is owned and operated by none other than Ben Jones, the actor famous for portraying “honorary Duke” Cooter Davenport.

Take the Wheel of The General Lee

Cooter’s Place features original props, costumes and memorabilia from the hit television show. One of the highlights of the Dukes of Hazzard Museum is of course The General Lee, the Duke Boy’s famous 1969 Dodge Charger. For just $5, guests will have the chance to have their photo taken while sitting in this iconic car. Cast members from The Dukes of Hazzard have been known to make appearances at Cooter’s Place. From December 26th to January 2nd, Rick Hurst, known for playing the role of Boss Hogg’s dim witted cousin Deputy Cletus Hogg, will be signing autographs and taking pictures at the museum.

Kid’s Activities

If your kids are too young to be fans of The Dukes of Hazzard, don’t worry! There are plenty of activities for children of all ages at Cooter’s Place. The family fun center features 18 holes of indoor mini golf and an exciting go kart track with cars inspired by the television series.

After a day of fun at Cooter’s Place, you will be ready to retire to one of our cosy Gatlinburg cabins. Parkside Cabin Rentals offers luxurious lodging close to all of the best attractions, restaurants and shops in the Smoky Mountains. With hot tubs, fireplaces, pavilions and private mountain streams, our cabins have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Visit our Specials page to learn about our latest deals and promotions.