Monthly Archives: February 2013
Memory Lane Museum is an auto and racing museum and a labor of love for owner Alex Beam. While in high school Mr. Beam restored his first car, a 1913 Model A Ford. The collection has been growing ever since and now includes more than 150 exhibits. Mr. Beam likes to give tours of his extensive collection in person and will be more than happy to be your guide if he is in. He can tell you about each car, where he got it, who drive it, and the secrets it holds.
Memory Lane Museum houses racecars and classic automobiles some of which were used in films like “Leatherheads,” Driving Miss Daisy,” “Days of Thunder” and more. The collection also includes antique toys, toy cars, and several additional items which are occasionally rented out for film props. You may recognize some items and cars from your favorite movies! Each item in the collection has a story and carries with it memories from days gone by. The museum offers a chance for you to revisit some memories of your own and take a look back in time.
Memory Lane Museum is a perfect weekend destination or daytrip excursion with something for each member of the family. A trip to “Race City USA” would not be complete without a visit to this gem of a museum.
Hours and Admission:
Admission is $10 for adults and only $6 for kids (6-10). Children under six have free admission. Doors are open Monday-Saturday form 10-5 with an extended week during Charlotte’s May and October races. Be sure to bring your camera and capture a few memories of your own.
How to get to Memory Lane Museum:
Located at 769 River Hwy., Mooresville, N.C. 28117
From I-77 take Exit 36 to Mooresville. Then head West on Hwy. 150 (River Hwy.) for approximately 1 mile. A white road sign will direct you to Memory Lane on the left.
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If you are planning a weekend trip you may want to book your stay at TownePlace Suites or SpringHill Suites. These two accommodations offer various packages throughout the year that are sure to give you fantastic experiences at exceptional prices.