Have children who think race cars are the greatest things in the world? Check out the free Penske Racing Museum to give them a glimpse into racing's past!
Penske Racing Museum, Phoenix
More than just a name on the side of moving trucks and car dealerships, Roger Penske has a huge involvement in auto racing dating back to the early 1960s. Tucked away among several of his higher-end car dealerships on the northern edge of Scottsdale sits this museum, filled with history making cars from a storied career as a car owner.
Penske owned cars have won 15 Indianapolis 500s and you can find many of them on display here in the museum. There are also cars that represent the team's involvement in NASCAR, Formula 1 and other famous races. You can even see different racing engines as well as trophies and other racing memorabilia on display.
The museum features a gift shop with apparel for men, women and children, as well as die-cast cars, books, and sometimes authentic autographed bits of race cars! There is also a cafe if you get hungry during your visit.
Conveniently located right off of the Loop 101, this is definitely a "look, don't touch" kind of museum, but you can certainly get close enough to see the fine details. Photography is allowed, however they do ask that you refrain from photographing any of the cars with tobacco sponsorships. Admission is free and the car collection tends to rotate from time to time, so do check back if you get the chance -- you may get to see something new!
About the Penske Racing Museum
Address: 7125 East Chauncey Lane, Phoenix, Arizona 85054