K A N N A P O L I S
Motorsports and music heritage collide off of Dale Earnhardt Blvd. Kannapolis is also well known as the hometown of NASCAR Hall of Famer, Dale Earnhardt. The leg- endary driver is remembered with a larger-than- life tribute in the center of a peaceful courtyard in downtown. Dale Earnhardt Plaza is just one of the stops along self-guided tour, The Dale Trail. See page 68 to learn even more about the Intimidator’s life and legacy.
The DaleTrail also leads to the CurbMuseum where harmony and horsepower in- tersect with Mike Curb’s collection of storied race cars and award-winning albums. The Curb collection sits alongside artifacts of The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame which showcases musicians, singers, songwriters and producers from all genres with roots in the state. Visit year-round or attend the annual Induction Ceremony held at the historic Gem Theatre. This Art Deco style theatre also shows first-run movies for a fraction of the price and is one of the oldest single-screen theatres still in operation today.
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