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“speed car simulator rides, cranking of jack, and everything in between!”

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Ranked #3 of 180 things to do in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The NASCAR Hall of Fame is where legends live on. Where fun lives on. Where the race lives on. Enjoy amazing artifacts, interactive exhibits, simulator rides and special events at the High Octane Theater. Plus, you can grab a bite to eat in the NASCAR Hall of Fame Café or at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant. You also can take home a souvenir at the gift shop to help you remember it all.
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“speed car simulator rides, cranking of jack, and everything in between!”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

Fall, 2011 (September)

it was a sunday afternoon and a couple of friends decided to rent a car and drop by charlotte for the day. it rained heavily, and by the time we got to charlotte, it was 3pm - which left us with almost no time to do anything since most of charlotte's attractions closed at 5pm on sundays.

Nascar Hall of Fame came in tops on the list as it closed at 6pm, which left us with a good 3 hours to tour the entire area and participate in all the activities there were! For a party of 4, they had a package which included 4 entrance tickets, 4 simulator rides, and a choice of either 4 lanyards or 4 meal vouchers for only $99.80.

the pitstop cafe in the NASCAR hall of fame was a small one, but you are able to redeem your meal voucher for a choice of either a BBQ burger, hot dog or sausage, with chips and a drink thrown in! a good deal if i must say so.

the entire NASCAR hall of fame had plenty for everyone, there were previously driven cars on showcase, medals and trophies, racing suits, videos recordings and other memoirs of some of the best NASCAR racers in the world! I went in knowing nothing about NASCAR racing, and came out feeling a deep appreciation for the passion that these NACAR racers have!

activities are a plenty for all - you would get a plastic hard card in which you would be able to complete certain stations, participate in quizzes and even interact with the actual car parts to collect points which would eventually add up. the main highlight is definitely the simulator card ride. for those who do not purchase the package, it is $5 for the simulator ride, or $14 for unlimited rides. (: at the end of the race, you would get a certificate for all your achievements!

definitely a place worth dropping by for families. an educational trip indeed.

Visited September 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“History, fun, and Interaction”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

As a lifelong Nascar fan, I had to make a stop. I walked into a beautiful building to a friendly staff. I was ushered to a photo stand, and then into a theatre for an into movie. The movie is pretty much a history lesson, which I can take or leave, but newer fans might find necessary. Either way it was still neat to watch, and the theatre is very nice and film is interesting. You are then allowed to wander at your leisure, and there are so many places to stop, take pictures, read, listen, and interact. There are also many places to sit and take it all in, relax, or just rest up before moving on. Staff is extremely friendly and are quick to give info or just chat about racing. Many exhibits encourage you to pick up items or go in for a closer look. This is great for kids, newer fans, or just people who want to see what it might be like to be part of things. It is also a good way to link the past to the present.
Bottom line, it's a Nascar fan's place. Very interesting, and does a good job covering the past, present, and inside view of the sport. Had a good time!

Visited September 2011
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Shallotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A must visit for any Nascar fan”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

My grandson is a HUGE Nascar fan,so when we had the oppertunity to visit the Hall of Fame,we did.He loved it!!! It is not only informative there are also lots of interactive attractions.All around great fun for the whole family! would highly recommend it!

Visited July 2011
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Miami, Florida
1 review
“LOVE NASCAR!!!!”
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Great exhibits!!! Great staff !!!! my Kids had great day.

Visited September 2011
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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cool place to see”
Reviewed 23 September 2011

Definetly worth going to see this hall of fame. The staff was great!

Visited September 2011
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