In a city known for a variety of things, there is one undeniable superstar. NASCAR, the largest spectator sport in the United States, has a presence in Charlotte, North Carolina like no other industry.
Aside from actually attending a race, visiting the NASCAR Hall of Fame is one of the best ways to enjoy everything the sport has to offer. Located “Uptown”, The Hall of Fame highlights the best of NASCAR history, drivers, equipment, races, and the fans.
Your experience at The NASCAR Hall of Fame begins the moment you walk into the beautiful 150,000 square foot building. The space is packed with memorabilia and interactive displays.
Whether you’re a NASCAR fan or not, you will quickly find that The Hall of Fame is one of the best places to spend a day. Children (and adults too!) will LOVE all the hands-on opportunities.
Watching the movie about the history of NASCAR in the “High Octane Theater” is a great place to start your visit. Our family instantly felt more knowledgable and connected to the sport after our viewing.
We all really enjoyed standing out on a replica of a NASCAR track. Having watched races on television, we would never have imagined how steep the banks really are and how it must feel to be driving top speeds at that angle.
Unquestionably, the pit experience was one of the major highlights of the museum. Our family got to race to jack a car, change the tire and add gas. My children thought this was the greatest experience and loved racing to complete the task. Time and again, we raced each other and the clock. Without a doubt, it’s harder than the real pit crew make it look!
The NASCAR Hall of Fame designed several areas just for kids to enjoy. My kids loved designing a car on the massive iPad coloring tablet, and playing all of the interactive games.
Another part of the museum we really enjoyed was the simulated driving experience. Although we all practiced ahead of time in the Qualifying Area, we weren’t quite prepared for the “real thing.” It definitely gave us a whole new respect for the drivers!
The Hall of Fame contains hundreds of displays with facts and documented history. We loved educating ourselves through hands-on exhibits and well designed showcases.
If you are planning a trip to Charlotte, The NASCAR Hall of Fame absolutely needs to be on your to-do list! There truly is something for everyone at this museum. It is open Monday through Sunday, 10AM to 6PM (10AM to 5PM during the winter months.)
To purchase tickets and plan your visit, visit their website. We are already looking forward to our next time there!
*The NASCAR Hall of Fame hosted our family.*