This stunning building located in Uptown Charlotte honors the NASCAR racers who’ve wowed the crowds with their incredible driving skill. Plus the place is just plain fun. You don’t need to be a speed-freak to love a visit to the Hall of Fame, but watching the movie, “Cars,” with the kids the evening before your visit? Brilliant.
When you arrive at the museum, you’ll see a short film on how NASCAR racing came to be. This movie is so interesting that you’ll likely want to see it twice. After the movie, you’ll walk through Glory Road — the most skillfully laid out car exhibit in history (in our humble opinion). Nope, the 18 historic cars (including the 1952 Hudson Hornet) don’t sit side-by-side, but are angled to look like they’re actually racing.
Kids and adults will go crazy for the sophisticated racing simulator, where everyone can climb into a car and “race” other cars for a memorable experience.
The Pit Stop CafÃ© serves casual food in indoor and outdoor settings.
Open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., but hours can extend so check the website.