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“A quick stop”

Cooter’s Museum and Store Nashville
Ranked #3 of 108 Shopping in Nashville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Free Admission If you love THE DUKES OF HAZZARD (And Americans of all ages do), you will love a visit to Cooter's Place. This is Nashville's one and only Dukes of Hazzard Museum and Shop, operated by none other than ol'Cooter himself. Ben Jones, who played the Duke Boy's stalwart sidekick, is your host at this tribute to Hazzard County. This expanded museum features Pictures, Props, Costumes, and Memorabilia from the beloved hit television show. Also displayed are Cooter's Tow Truck, Daisy's Jeep, Rosco's Patrol Car, and of course, a General Lee, the 1969 Dodge Charger which has achieved iconic status among fans of the show. Just keep your eyes peeled for Cooter's Tow Truck and the bright orange car with the Rebel flag on top and a big 01 on the door. YEEEHAAAA!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Evansville, Indiana
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78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A quick stop”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

If you like the show you may like this stop , I was not impressed but my husband thought it interesting

Visited February 2013
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Montevallo, Alabama
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125 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Just the good ole boys”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

As a kid of the 80's, i grew up watching this show. I know it is cheezy, but this place will put a smile on your face. They have the general lee, cooter's tow truck, daisy's jeep, roscoe's patrol car and uncle jessie's truck. Admission into the store and museum area is free. We probably spent about 20 to 30 minutes looking at the cars and memorabilia. If you dont take yourself too seriously, check this place out when you are in Nashville.

Visited February 2013
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Mankato, Minnesota
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It's the Duke Boys!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

You have to be a fan of the show to even think about stopping here but even if you just watched the series as a kid this is a blast from the past. You wouldn’t think to take you camera to a place like this but be sure you do because for a small fee you can have your picture taken sitting in a General Lee and other cars that were actually on the show. Be sure to look up to see Daisy Duke’s clothesline!

The gift shop is small and somewhat pricy but you will not find this kind of stuff in another store you visit. There are also some higher end cast autographed items for sale for the die hard Duke Fans out there. The gal working was very nice and helpful. The whole place is very family friendly.

Visited March 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice trip down memory lane”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

There is no admission fee for this small slice of nostalgia. You walk into a small, somewhat crowded gift shop with various kitschy trinkets, T-shirts and such. (At least as many of them are emblazoned with "Cooter's" as with the Duke's of Hazzard logo.). Through a doorway in the back of the gift shop, you walk into the "museum." This mostly consists of glass-enclosed floor-to-ceiling (almost) display cases with all manner of merchandise that capitalized on the show's popularity in the 80s. Some of it in mint condition while some of it appears to have been gently, but thoroughly loved and used. Along the far side of the museum is a cordoned-off area displaying Daisy's Jeep, Uncle Jesse's truck and Roscoe's squad car. The General Lee is parked out in front of the gift shop. For a fee, you can pay to have your picture taken (and printed as a 4x6 or 8x10) while sitting in the General Lee; for an additional fee, you can get this done with all four cars. There is a more economical option, however, which is to take the pictures with your own camera (and, of course, printed on your own at a later time). The fee for just the picture in the General Lee (with your own camera) is $5, or $10 for all four cars. I don't recall the cost to have the pictures done by the manager of the store/museum, but it is certainly higher than the use-your-own-camera options.

As a side note, the store offers the DVDs of the Duke of Hazzard series, but the prices were a bit steep. And some of the first items I saw when we stepped into the store were the matchbox cars of the General Lee and Boss Hogg's car & Roscoe's cruiser. My younger brother, who was a great fan of such cars as a young boy, owned all of these, and I am certain they cost nowhere near the $6 they wanted for these ($7 for the General).

Bottom line: if you have no affinity for the show (now in reruns on CMT), you probably won't care for the "museum," but since there is no charge to enter, it is a pleasant stop if there is someone in your party who loved the show in its heyday or has discovered it in reruns.

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Louisville
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176 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“OK way to kill time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

It's pretty neat to see some of the Dukes of Hazard vehicles and vintage toys, but it's really just a glorified gift shop. It made an OK way to kill some time while the rest of our party walked around the gardens next door at the Gaylord, though.

Visited March 2012
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