Not a big NASCAR fan - and even I enjoyed this. Parking and getting in were a breeze.
This is a GREAT spot for families or for couples looking to goof around and have some fun. The ticket package they offer that includes admission, a souvenir lanyard, a small lunch and one ride on the simulator car is a good value.
First floor offered an upclose look at some of NASCAR's better known cars (some authentic & some replicas where noted on displays). Dale Sr.'s #3, the classic Mountain Dew car, Jimmie Johnson's famous #48, Richard Petty and several other drivers were represented. The cars all are on display on a track that increases in banking to the next level of the museum. You can even stand on one spot of the 'track' to understand just how steep the banking of the track is. Nice touch.
They also had a special rotating exhibit area that had cars from TV and film during our time there. Herbie, Disney's Cars, Days of Thunder, Talladega Nights, etc. cars were there on display at the time. Great spot for photo ops and to learn some behind-the-scenes details about the productions.
They have a small cafe where you can get food to eat and drink. Included in the ticket, we had an option of a pulled pork sandwich, sausage or hot dog - along with a small side and a small soda, juice or water. Great snack / small meal to get you through your time at the museum. ALSO, there is a Buffalo Wild Wings connected directly to the entrance / exit of the Hall of Fame, so if you are in the mood for that when you leave - it's an option.
Many interactive exhibits and touchscreens and hands on activities. Simulator is fun. Would have been more fun if the other 'drivers' didn't 'bump' your car off the track all the time - but enjoyable nonetheless. DO NOT MISS THE UPPER LEVEL. I believe it is level 4. Most of the nicer memorabilia and interactive things are located there - including trivia stops and a fun NASCAR photo op (FREE).
I'd say give this 2 - 2 1/2 hours to really enjoy (however, it is doable in less than that if you are so inclined or pressed for time) - and if you are a NASCAR fan, maybe 3.
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