Historic High Country / Canton

At the Races: Dixie Speedway

Dates : 4/23/14 - 7/26/14
Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center
100 North Street
Ste. 140
Canton, GA 30114

770-345-3288
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The new temporary exhibition featured at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitor's Center is At the Races: Dixie Speedway. The exhibit will run from April 16 until July 26, 2014. Dixie Speedway in Woodstock has been entertaining racing fans for 45 years. First opened in 1969 as a dirt track, it was paved for a time and then converted back to dirt. Racing legend Bud Lunsford and Cherokee County businessman Max Simpson were among the early owners and operators. For the greatest part of its existence, Dixie has been operated by the Mickey Swims family. Some of the drivers who have raced at Dixie include Bobby Allison, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Scott Bloomquist, and Charlie Mincey. The exhibit features a pictorial history of the Speedway, as well as information about the drivers and the Swims family.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Wednesday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Fee Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    General Information

    Free Admission

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    575

    Type

    Antique, Craft & Hobby, Arts & Culture, History & Heritage, Native American