The official attraction of NASCAR can be found at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, and although it had originally been called Daytona USA, it was recently changed to the Daytona 500 Experience, with a fabulous array of exhibits housed in a 60,000 square foot facility. Using simulators, interactive displays and numerous exhibit areas, the center has Acceleration Alley, which is a full-motion racing simulator that provides visitors with an exciting opportunity to sit in an 80 % scale model of a NASCAR stockcar and then to race against other visitors as well as AI computer competitors; the Goodyear Heritage Museum that showcases the many folks that have won at Daytona, including those that ran on the beach in the early days; the Dream Laps display that is an Iwerks motion simulator that gives visitors a chance to see the events of an average NASCAR raceday; the Chevy 16-Second pit stop challenge that pit, no pun intended, visitors against the center's own pit crew, who come here daily to train and provide visitors with an opportunity to test their own pit skills against others; and the Champion's Walk of Fame, that pays homage to the many winners of the Daytona 500 since it opened in 1996. During Biketoberfest and Bike Week, the center is transformed into D5X, an air conditioned haven for bikers that showcase excellent foods, motorcycle displays and live bands; and the most significant gallery that houses the winning cars from the races held during 1997 to 2010. It is a great place to visit and learn more about the races, the cars and the people that have driven them and the best way to enjoy this attraction, as well as take a tour of the world famous Daytona Beach, where it all began, is to rent a vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise has many locations in the city where you can rent one of their excellent modern vehicles, and drive the sands, as well as visiting other outstanding and exciting destinations in the region.
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Considered to be one of the finest and biggest museums in the state of Florida, the Museum of Arts and Sciences, or MOAS, is the name of the Daytona Beach museum that houses more than 30,000 items and exciting relics. It was founded in 1955, and later chartered by the state in 1962, with many interesting and outstanding exhibits sure to interest you and your family. Some of the more memorable displays include the most complete giant ground sloth skeleton ever discovered in North America, in the fossil gallery; a magnificent collection of international decorative arts and early American furniture and art; the biggest permanent collection of Cuban artworks outside of that country; the Coca-Cola Americana collection that had belonged to Chapman Roots, with two private railroad cars, the second biggest Coke memorabilia collection in the world; a gallery of Chinese artworks and Japanese prints along with an area dedicated to the state's history, showcasing rotating displays from its permanent collection. This fabulous museum also has its own cafe, theater and planetarium; as well as other branches of the museum that are located around the region. These include the Charles and Linda William's Children's Museum, containing 9,000 square feet of hands-on activities; the Old St. Augustine Village, with many excellent and exciting relics found in the country's oldest city, with five houses constructed from 1790 to 1910; the Gamble Place set among the beautiful natural environment of the Spruce Creek Preserve, and the Klancke Environmental Education complex sitting on 90 acres of a natural preserve. It is a fun-filled and exciting destination, offering visitors many more attractions than they will ever find time for, and the easiest way to travel about is with an excellent vehicle from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, who has numerous locations around the city to help you get the best deal possible, with opportunities to download outstanding coupons and other discounts sure to save you money to be used for other vacation needs.