Quirky Attraction: Dukes of Hazzard Museum

dukes of hazzard museum

Dukes of Hazzard Museum
Location: Nashville, Tennessee (2613 McGavock Pike)
When to visit: 9 am – 8 pm on weekdays (open til 9 on Saturday, til 6 on Sunday)
Cost: Free to visit, small charge to pose inside the General Lee
Time needed to enjoy: 30 minutes
Website: www.cootersplace.com/museum/nashville

Children of the ’80s, rejoice! The Dukes of Hazzard has its own museum and gift shop in Nashville, where Bo, Luke, Daisy, Uncle Jesse, Boss Hogg, Rosco and even Cooter are celebrated. In fact, it’s called Cooter’s Place and was established by Cooter himself, actor Ben Jones.

The museum has all sorts of memorabilia, merchandise and actual vehicles from the show. It’s great because I think most people who grew up in that era have some memory of the Good Ol’ Boys. I’m pretty sure I had a Hazzard lunch box.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee has one of these museums too, but this one looks way cooler. Sitting outside is the General Lee itself. You can get your picture taken inside the vehicle for an extra charge – I think it was $10 when I visited.

I don’t have any photos from the inside. This was one of the first places I visited when I began traveling and I wasn’t sure if cameras were allowed in. So rather than ruffle any feathers I just left the camera in the car. Ok, I admit it, I dropped the ball on this one. I was young and foolish. Don’t worry, it won’t happen again.

And you can just go here for a virtual tour. So there. Yee-haw!

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Scott is a Chicago-based journalist and blogger who seeks out quirky sights and awesome destinations throughout North America and beyond.

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