Admission Price: $12 (adults)

309 Branson Mill Road Randleman (Level Cross)

Visited in 2023 (coming soon)

Previously visited: 2018, 2019



Hero Cards?  Yes (for various Petty-related organizations)

The Richard Petty Museum is a feast for the eyes (and minds) of anyone interested in the history of NASCAR--not just the Petty family itself.  From the time you walk in, you are presented with artifacts and relics from Richard's lengthy racing career, in addition to mementoes from other family members such as Lee, Kyle, Adam, and Maurice.  And it doesn't just stop there--there's a whole second building next-door that houses even MORE amazing items, race cars, and the Petty's Garage operations.  This is one of the few places you can go to that really shows you the history of NASCAR from its founding to the present day.

To See and Do: 5 there is plenty to see here, from cars and equipment to trophies and personal collectables.  There's even a kids' room!  The only downside (if you consider it as such) is that 99% of what's there is Petty-centric.

Accessibility: 3 while there is a LOT to see, there's not really all that much to do.

Gift Shop: 5 the gift shop (which is open for free) is very comprehensive, offering everything from early-90's merchandise to current items.  There's also a second gift shop in the "second building" selling Petty's Garage-branded items.

Friendliness of Staff: 5 The staff--most of which are Petty family members--are very polite and more than willing to answer fan questions.

INSIDER TIP: In between the two buildings is the restored Lee Petty Engineering garage space, showing how the team operated in the 1950's.

Final Verdict--See it, even though it's quite far out of the way.



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  2. If you go in the late morning during the week you have a good chance of seeing the King pop in the museum.