Mustang joins list of museums in Cabarrus County

Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau worked with Mustang Museum organizers to bring the legacy of this American icon to the area. Not just educational and entertaining, museums of this type are huge money makers for Cabarrus County citizens who benefit from tourism and an increase in the number of families living in the area. Mustang joins list of museums in Cabarrus CountyThe county is quickly becoming the biggest museum destination in North Carolina. Other museums in Cabarrus County have clearly demonstrated the positive impact these well-organized operations bring to businesses and citizens.

List of museums in Cabarrus County

  • Concord Museum – Dedicated to the preservation of the heritage of Cabarrus County and the City of Concord, NC.
    Historic Courthouse 65 Union Street S Concord, NC 28025
  • Cabarrus County Veterans Museum – Honors the legacy of the county’s service men and women from World War I to the present.
    65 Church Street, SE 1st Floor, Concord, NC 28025
  • Backing Up Classics Auto Museum – Concord’s very own motorcar Hall of Fame.
    4545 Highway 29, Concord, NC 28027
  • Reed Gold Mine – First documented gold find in the United States.
    9621 Reed Mine Road, Midland, NC 28107
  • North Carolina Music Hall of Fame – Commemorating the musical heritage of the State of North Carolina.
    600 Dale Earnhardt Boulevard, Kannapolis, NC 28081
  • Hendrick Motorsports Museum – Offering tours of the organization which fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Sprint Cup circuit with drivers Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
    4400 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28262
  • GI Memorial House Museum – Preserved and restored home designed by Charles Cannon who had 100 prefabricated homes erected for returning World War II veterans.
    905 King Street, Kannapolis, NC 28081
  • Eastern Cabarrus Historical Society Museum – Built in 1855, the museum is on the National Register of Historic Places. It features a glimpse of Cabarrus County life from 1850 to the early 1900s. 
    1100 N Main St, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124
  • Curb Museum for Music and Motorsports – 23 cars are on display, including seven Indy cars, Lee Ann Rime’s first car and #2 Dale Earnhardt Car surrounded by motorsports and recording industry memorabilia.
    600 Dale Earnhardt Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28081
  • Sam Bass Gallery – First officially licensed artist of NASCAR.
    6104 Performance Drive, Concord, NC 28026
  • Mustang Museum (OPENING IN 2017) – Celebrating the history of one of America’s most beloved automobile.
    Highway 29 & Pitts School Road

Cabarrus County welcomes Mustang

mustang-car-driverFollowing a massive celebration of the Mustang’s 50th Birthday in 2014 which generated more than $8 million in economic proceeds, Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau continued it’s campaign to bring the Mustang legacy to Concord, NC and the surrounding areas. reports the national Mustang museum is scheduled to open in 2017 near Highway 29 and Pitts School Road.

This project is an ideal fit for our community and we’re eager to start welcoming Mustang lovers and even more auto enthusiasts from around the world to Cabarrus.
– Donna Carpenter, President and CEO of the Cabarrus County CVB

Long list of museums in Cabarrus County means more money

Concord joins a national trend of municipalities that understand the economic and social worth for bringing these type attractions to town. North Carolina brings in more than $20 billion in tourism every year, and Cabarrus County alone averages nearly $500 million per year, according to a press release.

Cabarrus Magazine reported the most recent economic data resulting from tourism in Cabarrus County. These numbers clearly demonstrate the bright future tourism holds. Highlights of tourism’s economic impact on Cabarrus County:

  • Travel and tourism directly employs more than 4,190 people
  • Cabarrus County saw the largest year-over-year increase in direct tourism employment at 5.3 percent
  • Total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Cabarrus County was $87.06 million
  • State tax revenues totaled $22.03 million and local tax revenues totaled $6.92 million from travel to Cabarrus County

By adding to the list of museums in Cabarrus County our community offers additional opportunities for guests and locals to recreate and socialize, building long-lasting relationships and impacting the economy. Tourism helps our bottom line.

Charlotte Motor Speedway, MXGP Motorcross and the best NASCAR race teams in the country have already cemented Cabarrus County as the place Where Racing Lives. Now, Cabarrus County welcomes Mustang to their new home and to our long list of museums in Cabarrus County.

Mustang joins list of museums in Cabarrus County