NASCAR Hall of Fame Rich in History

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary passes in exchange for this review. All opinions stated are 100% mine.

Nascar Hall of Fame

Let me start this review by saying that we are huge NASCAR fans. We haven’t had time to sit down and watch a race lately because things have been so busy but when we do we all have favorites that we root for. In fact when Gracie was little she learned her numbers by watching the race and pointing to the cars as we said the numbers and then she would repeat them. Her biggest crush was Dale Jr. So with that little bit of background can you imagine the excitement that we felt when we stepped into the building that is the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Housed in a state of art facility in downtown Charlotte, this museum is one that is sure to delight a variety of viewers. From watching a movie about the history of NASCAR to exhibits as well as hands on activities this is one place that needs to be added to your list if you visit Charlotte in the near future. Although there was construction going on in front of the building it is clearly marked where to enter.

From the moment you step into the building you are greeted with such southern hospitality that you feel right at home. We entered the building and checked in at the security desk to get our tickets and then we exchanged our tickets for hard cards. If you ever watched NASCAR races hard cards are those things hanging around the necks of owners, pit crew as well as friends and family of the drivers- it allows them access to pit road during the race. After we exchanged  our cards, we entered the museum. Of course we had to stop and take a photo first ( but I am saving all that photo as well as the other photos that the whole family were in as a wrap post so stay tuned)  and then it was on to watch a movie about the history of NASCAR. I love how they included the drivers’ families in the history because the drivers would be nothing without the support of their loved ones.

After the movie we emerged to see the first of many exhibits. The famous Hudson Hornet , the car that is portrayed in movie Cars, is the first car that you see after exiting the movie. Passing by the cars you can see how far NASCAR has grown and how the cars have changed. Of course Gracie had to get a picture with the #88, but some how that picture was deleted.

Nascar Hall of Fame Jeff Gordon's car

After viewing the cars, we walked into the hall of fame which holds  members of NASCAR’s elite. To be in the Hall former drivers must have been active in NASCAR for at least 10 years, and retired for at least three. Non-drivers must have been involved in the industry at least ten years. Some candidates with shorter careers will be considered if there were special circumstances. I was impressed with the careers of many of the drivers. 

Now you have seen what the NASCAR Hall of Fame holds so far, tune into tomorrow to see what else it contains. I even have a little video to show you.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (schedule subject to change) and has an attached parking garage on Brevard Street in Charlotte, NC. Adult admission is $19.95, military/senior admission is $17.95 and children admission is $12.95 (ages 5-12). Children younger than 5 are free. Ticket combos and group discounts also are available..

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  1. I never got into Nascar, but I still think that would be neat to visit even for someone who wasn’t a fan.

  2. It is there are a lot of hands on stuff to do so it isn’t just about racing history.

  3. My Brother is huge into NASCAR. I wonder if he has ever been her. I am going to ask him and if not.. he may want to go.

  4. We live super close to Daytona and have never gone to see Nascar! My boys always ask- the would love this!

  5. I have never been before, but I think this would be a neat experience. I lived in NC for many years so I know how big Nascar is up there.

  6. I am not much of a Nascar fan either, but I also think it would be a cool place to visit.

  7. I have never been into NASCAR and I think I only watched it once on TV but I think it would be interesting to visit this museum and learn the history.

  8. I’m not a Nascar fan, but I always enjoy a hall of fame experience!

  9. While we are not Nascar fans, this would still be a great place to visit. Nascar is a big part of history and my boys love cars so it would be a hit with them.

  10. I’m not a huge fan of NASCAR but that still looks like a fun place to visit. I’m sure my s/o would enjoy it too.

  11. Oh wow I didn’t even know this existed! I’ll have to share with my dad and brother. They would love it!

  12. That is the great thing about this museum you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy it.

  13. That is the great thing about this museum you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy it there is something for everyone.

  14. That is best thing about this museum you don’t have to be into NASCAR to enjoy it.

  15. I didn’t realize that was in Charlotte, but it makes sense since the track is there. It’s cute to hear about all your excitement!

  16. Yes but it is also built so even those that aren’t fans can enjoy it.

  17. That is the thing you don’t have to be a fan to enjoy parts of the museum.

  18. Yes NASCAR had to vote for it to go there but to me it was the only logical choice.

  19. Yes it would be great for NASCAR fans but it would also be great for those that aren’t fans as well.

  20. There’s a little boy in my class who would go crazy over an opportunity like this. He’s nuts about Nascar!

  21. My father in law is a huge Nascar fan. My hubs took him to one of the Indy races last year and it made his day. I bet he would love to go to the hall of fame!

  22. I have a client who loves Nascar. She will go to all the races. I would love to go too

  23. This is a must see for the Nascar fan. I remember watching the races with my dad who loved Nascar. He would have loved this.

  24. I know this would be a ton of fun even if you are not a big Nascar follower. Next time we are in the area, we will be sure to check it out.

  25. Ooh I would definitely want to check this out sometime. I actually really enjoy NASCAR and I know a friend who loves it even more! 🙂

  26. I’m sure my husband would love to visit! We have been to the museum and Daytona and thought it was pretty cool!

  27. I never knew there was a Nascar Hall of Fame! I’d love to take my nephew sometime.

  28. Thanks for sharing. I have a friend that loves NASCAR. I an going to forward this review to her.

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