Jupiter, Florida: Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum
- Closed; old museum building destroyed for shopping mall. Will reopen in new building in Burt Reynolds Park in 2013? 2014?
A shrine to the star of Smokey and the Bandit and Boogie Nights -- and his many equally fabulous friends. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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The Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum, which since 2003 has occupied the old First Union Bank building in downtown Jupiter, Florida, will have to move. On June 6, the town council declared the property "surplus" -- a first step toward its eventual sale.... [06/20/2006] Complete News Story
Located in an old bank, the Burt Reynolds and Friends museum is every bit as cheesy as it sounds. From the dark red walls to the crystal chandelier and small wooden stage with Burt's directors chair, a $3 suggested donation is all it takes to enter this palace of egotistical opulence. You'll see photos of Burt with presidents, celebrities, and of Burt himself as a child.
The staff is incredibly friendly and loves telling tales about Burt. When I asked how involved Burt was with the museum I was told he designed much of it himself.[David Feldman, 06/13/2006]
After almost two years of negotiation, the Burt Reynolds and Friends Museum has opened in Jupiter, Florida. Included on display are the Trans-Am from Smokey and the Bandit, the canoe from Deliverance, Burt's 1991 Emmy for "Evening Shade," and autographed pictures of celebrities, sports stars, and former presidents -- hence the "Friends" in the attraction's name.... [02/15/2003] Complete News Story