NASCAR Hall of Fame

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NASCAR Hall of Fame showing interior views as well as a small group of people

Experience the roaring speed of a car race in a simulator, see historic muscle cars, and test out your mechanical skills in this place of honor for successful car racers.

Kick off your stay in Charlotte with the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s high-octane adventures in racing. Even the hall’s sleek architecture looks like it was built for speed. You don’t have to be a die-hard NASCAR fan to enjoy a race or the experience of driving in one thanks to a simulator.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame opened in 2009. Since then, outstanding drivers, owners and mechanics have been inducted yearly into the prestigious Hall of Honor. Many of the inductees have fascinating stories. You’ll learn fun facts such as Bill France, co-founder of NASCAR in 1948, wrote the scoring system on a napkin!

Enter beneath the futuristic chrome roof into a round glass hall, where NASCAR’s story plays out on a giant screen. A banked ramp, the Sunoco Glory Road, curves alongside the hall, displaying historic vehicles and information about nearly 50 major raceway tracks. The building’s four floors house more than 1,000 artifacts relating to NASCAR racing and high-tech exhibits.

he Belk High Octane Theater educates visitors about the history of NASCAR and its drivers. On the third floor, try one of 50 interactive games or pay extra to jump in an iRacing Simulator to get a stock-car driver’s perspective of race day.

Learn the inspection process at the interactive Food Lion Race Week display, where a NASCAR team prepares for race days. Visitors can race each other at changing a tire and refueling at the Kobalt Pit Challenge. Test your technical know-how at the Race Shop and check out the Transporter to see how drivers and cars are moved from race to race.

The evolution of car safety, NASCAR milestones, historical artifacts and galleries of cars, video footage and photos complete the story of NASCAR up on the top floor.

Enjoy lunch in the museum’s restaurant, or grab a souvenir, films, books, clothing and merchandise at the NASCAR shop.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame is in uptown Charlotte and open daily. Parking is available for a fee in the garage nearby. There’s a light rail stop a block away and CATS bus stops two blocks away.

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AC by Marriott Charlotte
AC by Marriott Charlotte
3.5 out of 5
220 East Trade Street, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC
Located in Charlotte Center City, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of EpiCentre, Spectrum Center, and Charlotte Convention Center. Bank of America Stadium ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (630 reviews)
"I love the location the hotel was really nice and clean"

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

AC by Marriott Charlotte
HYATT house Charlotte/Center City
HYATT house Charlotte/Center City
3 out of 5
435 E Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
Located in Charlotte Center City, this hotel is steps from Spectrum Center and EpiCentre. Charlotte Convention Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame are also within ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (977 reviews)
"The property is right next to the bus station with several homeless people sleeping on the ground. There are parking lots nearby but does not appear to the safe. The valet parking is a bit pricey. However, the property itself is in very good condition."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2021

HYATT house Charlotte/Center City
The Westin Charlotte
The Westin Charlotte
4 out of 5
601 S College St, Charlotte, NC
Located in Charlotte Center City, this hotel is steps from Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and Charlotte Convention Center. EpiCentre ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (972 reviews)
"Staff were very accommodating and pleasant. Didn’t like that no one was enforcing mask wearing. Called to discuss my bill and got disconnected twice and then sent to some “Max” that never returned my call."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2021

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AC by Marriott Charlotte
AC by Marriott Charlotte
3.5 out of 5
220 East Trade Street, Suite 500, Charlotte, NC
AC by Marriott Charlotte
HYATT house Charlotte/Center City
HYATT house Charlotte/Center City
3 out of 5
435 E Trade Street, Charlotte, NC
HYATT house Charlotte/Center City
The Westin Charlotte
The Westin Charlotte
4 out of 5
601 S College St, Charlotte, NC
The Westin Charlotte
Omni Charlotte Hotel
Omni Charlotte Hotel
4 out of 5
132 E Trade St, Charlotte, NC
Omni Charlotte Hotel
Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Hilton Charlotte Uptown
4 out of 5
222 E 3rd St, Charlotte, NC
Hilton Charlotte Uptown
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown 
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown 
3.5 out of 5
401 E Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Charlotte, NC
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Uptown 
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown
3 out of 5
222 South Caldwell Street, Charlotte, NC
Hyatt Place Charlotte Downtown
Hampton Inn - Charlotte Uptown
Hampton Inn - Charlotte Uptown
2.5 out of 5
530 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Charlotte, NC
Hampton Inn - Charlotte Uptown
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center
3 out of 5
237 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC
Courtyard by Marriott Charlotte City Center
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