MARK MARTIN MUSEUM

Mark Martin Museum in SouthsideNASCAR star and Batesville hometowner has a museum inside his Ford Dealership on the south side of Batesville on the east side of highway 167. They've got a half dozen championship cars on display along with matching helmets and racing suits and walls of trophies and photographs.

In front of each car is a computer screen that will at your touch show highlights of races featuring that car.

They've got cars sponsored by Viagra, Coca Cola and a Crown Royal. Now that's coordinated sponsorship!

Your interest in this museum is going to be determined by your interest in NASCAR. If you play the highlights of each race on each computer screen you could spend hours in the museum. If you're not a fan, a visit to the museum is a good thirty-minute leg-stretchin' detour for motorists driving in northeast Arkansas. It's within an hour of Newport, Bald Knob and Mountain View so it's convenient as a side trip to some seasonal festivals. Gift shop. Free test drives of Ford products.

Admission is free. Phone 870-793-4461. Toll-Free 800-566-4461. 1601 Batesville Boulevard, Batesville.

RTJ--10/2/2008


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