769 River Hwy., Mooresville
HOURS: Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.;
extended hours during race weeks
COST: $10 adults, $6 children 6–12, free children under 6
If you’ve been wanting to see the car that starred alongside Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby or pose beside the black Model T that George Clooney drove in Leatherheads, this is the place to do it.
The Memory Lane Motorsports Museum is filled with all things auto-related, from pedal cars and soapbox derby cars to stock cars and antique automobiles. The museum also houses the largest known collection of racing go-karts in the world. Super Ford magazine called it “the largest private collection of retired NASCAR and vintage racecars in existence.”
Props from the Memory Lane Motorsports Museum have been used in Driving Miss Daisy, Days of Thunder, The Color Purple, and dozens of other films. There is also a display of cars that were wrecked in NASCAR races.