4 Destinations Around Pell City Perfect for Car Lovers

Pell City, Alabama, is the ideal destination for auto enthusiasts. The city is far enough from Birmingham that traffic is rarely an issue, and you can simply sit back and enjoy the drive. Pell City is also close to awesome car-themed attractions designed with motoring fans like you in mind. 

Note: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please verify the current state of operations by contacting the attractions directly before visiting.  

  1. Talladega Superspeedway

Talladega Superspeedway, at 3366 Speedway Blvd. in Talladega, is a must-visit attraction for motor sports fans. The 2.66-mile track is the longest NASCAR oval, beating out Daytona by 0.16 miles. The atmosphere track side is electric on race day. Perhaps the only place more exciting is on the track itself. NASCAR Racing Experience and Richard Petty Driving Experience both offer self-drive and ride-along experiences in actual race cars. Visitors are always welcome to explore The ‘Dega on their own, but you’ll learn more on a guided tour. Book your reservation through the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. 


  1. International Motorsports Hall of Fame

Of course, the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, next to the speedway, is also essential viewing for anyone interested in cars. Its exhibitions celebrate the men and women who have cemented their place in motor sports history. Acclaimed drivers such as Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna are among the featured luminaries. However, the untold stories of race car designers, engineers, and other people working behind the scenes are what many visitors find the most fascinating. 

  1. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum

Every car enthusiast knows you can’t have too many motor sports museums. The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, at 6040 Barber Motorsports Parkway in Birmingham, inside Barber Motorsports Park, focuses on your one true love: the cars! More than 50 beautiful Lotus sports cars are among the jewels in this collection. If your interest in motor sports extends to the two-wheeled competitors, you’ll also appreciate Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum’s impressive motorcycle selection. The vintage and modern bikes from more than 200 manufacturers are certainly worth a look. 

  1. Grand River Drive-In

Drive-in theaters are the ultimate movie experience for car lovers. Who wouldn’t want to settle in for a movie without leaving the comfort of the car? Sadly, many drive-ins have closed to make way for modern cinemas, but the Grand River Drive-In, at 6200 Grand River Parkway in Leeds, has bucked the trend. Despite its nostalgic concept, Grand River Drive-In favors the latest family-friendly releases. The recent purchase of new projectors should also enhance the viewing experience. 

While the movie is always the main event, many families arrive early and enjoy the entertainment. With a dog park, bocce, mini-golf, giant Jenga, and more, you can enjoy plenty of fun before the opening credits of your favorite film begin to roll. 

When you’re in the city, don’t forget to visit Town & Country Ford Pell City. With a quality range of the latest Ford vehicles, our dealership is another Pell City attraction that car lovers shouldn’t miss. 


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