Richard Petty Museum
Great place to visit and learn about the history of racing, and specifically the Petty family and their racing legacy. You may even encounter some of the Petty family. On our visit we were able to meet Dale Inman and Richard Petty. Very worthwhile to visit.
Well worth the hour drive from Charlotte to see Richard Petty Museum. The amount of history in these buildings is excellent. Learned so much about Petty family how they got started in racing. Staff is excellent explained everything so well. Will answer just about any question. A kids area is very cute. Petty collection of petty items, watches, trophy is very nice. Small selection of Petty merchandise to buy some signed by Richard Petty.
Mac McCormick III
A great little museum to visit if you're anywhere nearby! They have a lot of race cars that were significant in Petty's career as a driver and team owner along with a collection of trophies and a huge commemorative firearms collection. I even saw the King while I was there (but he was talking with someone and seemed busy, so I thought it would have been rude to interrupt).
Actually standing next to history making cars, looking inside and seeing how they are made is so much better than just watching old race clips. The car Petty won his 200th race in was right in front of you. The last car he raced still in the race finish condition(wrecked!!). You can look in the shop where they modify and build street and race cars. We had the chance to meet and talk to Thad Moffitt, an up and coming driver. The staff was super friendly and answered our questions. Big Thank You to Bonnie. This is not a static display of cars, this is a family sharing their heritage. We saw Richard Petty's oldest daughter and at least one grandchild. AND yes we did see Richard Petty.
Wow! So much history, not just cars, but Richard's collection of firearms, pocket knives for whittling, and pocket watches. Trophy of all sizes and types. Some of his wife's doll collection, too. Was an excellent visit.