400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
The NASCAR Hall of Fame, honors drivers who have shown exceptional skill at NASCAR driving, all-time great crew chiefs and owners, broadcasters and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning body. It has enough interactive activities to make it an enjoyable experience even if you never heard of NASCAR. It is so interactive and well thought out, the pit stop competition was a blast for everyone in our party (I will try to upload a video, its hilarious!). There were several other simulations, both hands on and computerized. All had readily available staff for explanation or assistance. The museum area was nicely dispersed with artifacts and vignettes. The third floor has the Hall of Honor, which displays the plaques and memorabilia of this year's inductees, the rest of the floor was designed to take you from building a car through race day through various displays and hands-on activities. The official driving simulator is really fun! you can realize your dreams of flipping, spinning, and otherwise destroying a Sprint Cup car. You get a couple of minutes to sit in a replica of a car, and drive qualifying laps on whatever track they are using that day. Do yourself a favor and GO… I promise you will love it!
Not a fan if NASCAR at all, but visiting Charlotte for work and decided I'd go since it was across the street from my hotel. The museum is immaculate. So clean, interactive and very well laid out. The staff was awesome, friendly and helpful. Do the simulator it was so much fun. Definitely a lot of history and it is well displayed. Would definitely come back.
Came here on a trip with my grandpa (a NASCAR nut!), and we had a great time! The simulators were super fun, and he walked us through much of the history of the sport. I loved the split cars on the top floor that showed the differences between racing and street legal cars. Really great stuff, could spend several hours there, and I'm not even a huge fan. Lots of interactive stuff, including a station where you can be a pit crew, and race others. Such a great time!
Incredible place. Took my son here for his birthday and we had a blast. The racing simulator is top-notch, the gift shop has a lot of NASCAR memorabilia, you can see a movie here, you can see NASCAR history in person, it is great. Would recommend for NASCAR fans or even people who aren't.
This is a great place to visit regardless if you're a NASCAR fan or not. Coming up from a family that enjoyed the old hay day of NASCAR when racing was truly racing it was a great experience! I definitely recommend giving it a whirl and all the simulators are a blast to do! Definitely get there and spend the full 2hrs the staff recommends!