Museum Monday: The Mark Martin Museum
I’ve loved museums my entire life…and after working in one for 10 years, that love only grew stronger. On Mondays, I will share some of my favorite museums located within the 26 counties of eastern Arkansas.
Kimberly J. Williams
START YOUR ENGINES!! Rev up for a journey through the life and career of a NASCAR legend, Arkansas’s own Mark Martin!
If you’ve never been to the Mark Martin Museum, plan a trip! You’ll experience life in the fast lane at the museum in Batesville, the racing champion’s hometown and where his racing career started. The state-of-the-art museum features several of Martin’s race-winning cars, trophies, racing suits and helmets, personal memorabilia, a video that details Martin’s award-winning career and a museum store offering authentic Mark Martin merchandise.
The Mark Martin Museum is a MUST for racing fans, but even
those who’ve never seen a race will be fascinated by the high-tech exhibits and videos. It’s a great museum that highlights the historic rise of one of The Natural State’s most well known natives.
The museum is located at 1601 Batesville Boulevard. There is no admission fee. To find out more, visit the museum’s Web site at www.MarkMartinMuseum.com or phone 800-566-4461.