Weekends are ideal for family memory-making, and Cooter’s Place in Luray, Virginia is free family entertainment.
At home inside Cooter’s Place is the Dukes of Hazzard Museum, a destination for any child of the 1980s who loved watching Bo and Luke Duke outrun Sheriff Roscoe P. Coletrane and Deputies Enos and Cletus. Walking into the replica Cooter’s Garage and seeing the vehicles from the show will transport you back. You’ll easily remember sitting cross-legged on the brown sculpture carpet, leaning in with bated breath to see which jumps and maneuvers the Duke boys would try next with their Dodge Charger.
Among the vehicles to see are Boss Hogg’s Cadillac with the bull horns on the hood, Daisy Duke’s Jeep, Cooter’s tow truck, and of course, the iconic Dodge Charger driven by Bo and Luke Duke.
Entry to the Dukes of Hazzard Museum is free, but many who visit come away with a toy, tee, or memorabilia from the gift shop. In addition, Daisy’s Diner serves up a mean grilled cheese. Yelp! reviewer Jay T. ordered The Boss Hogg – a grilled cheese and barbecue sandwich – and wrote, “I’ve paid more and gotten no better.”
Live Music and Special Appearances
Ben Jones, who played Cooter on The Dukes of Hazzard, is the owner of Cooter’s Place and regularly makes appearances. Every Saturday from 1 until 3 p.m. Jones and Cooter’s Garage Band entertain the crowd. Sunday offers a bluegrass concert from 2 until 4 p.m. Both weekly events are free.
Ladies, did you have a crush on Bo or Luke Duke? Or guys, did Daisy Duke have your eye? Occasionally the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard make appearances at Cooter’s Place. Upcoming is Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke) on May 14 and 15 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Her arrival coincides with the Cooter’s Luray 5th Anniversary Car Show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monitor the Cooter’s event calendar for more meet-and-greet events.