Discover the Roots of Motorsports and Much More

Dawsonville is celebrated for its long tradition of involvement in the American Auto Racing industry. In fact many racers learned their craft as a consequence of moonshine activity in the area. Dawsonville celebrates this every October with its annual “Mountain Moonshine Festival”. It is also home to NASCAR driver Bill Elliott, who won the Winston Cup championship in 1988 and was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015.


There are variety of hotels in the immediate vicinity of Atlanta Motorsports Park. Among your options is the Amicalola Falls Lodge, a stunning lodge featuring an astonishing view directly over the state park and a wide selection of accommodations including an executive suite and individual bedroom cabins.

Things To Do

There are many different attractions available for your leisure time in Dawsonville.

Learn more about the history of motorsports by taking a trip to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Museum. The Dawsonville Pool Room offers a wonderful family atmosphere as well as a fascinating collection of historical memorabilia based on Bill Elliott’s NASCAR career. For the motorsports enthusiasts eager for a little more education, don’t forget to check out the old Dawsonville jail and courthouse (built in 1859) as well as the Kangaroo Conservation Center, featuring two-hour guided wildlife tours.

For those of you interested in culture and the arts, consider the Bowen Center for the Arts, the Dawson 400 Stadium Cinemas for the latest releases, and the Holly Theatre in Dahlonega, featuring classic plays and musicals as well as highly entertaining dinner theatre productions.

There are also plenty of fun activities you can participate in beyond motorsports. These attractions include Gibbs Gardens, Gold Creek Golf Club, Lake Lanier for fishing and recreation, Burt’s Pumpkin Farm, Buck’s Corn Maze, Bradley’s Pumpkin Patch & Christmas Trees, and the Fun House, which features additional karting opportunities, bowling, arcade games for the kids, and more!

Finally, there are more than enough opportunities for a good shopping spree. Dawsonville Antiques consists of 3,000 square feet worth of antiques and undiscovered treasures! For a more traditional shopping spree, feel free to visit the North Georgia Premium Outlet Mall, featuring 140 unique outlet shops.

These are just some of the amazing attractions surrounding Atlanta Motorsports Park. Contact us for more info.


Arriving at AMP is as easy as snapping your fingers. Nearby travel hotspots include a regional airport, a helipad, and it only takes a comfortable drive to get to AMP from Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport.