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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum

4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 484-8655
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Ranked #6 of 89 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks, Specialty Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: The Indy Speedway, dating back to 1909, is one of the most famous car raceways in the world. Even if you can't join the crowd of 400,000 that comes... more » Owner description: The Indy Speedway, dating back to 1909, is one of the most famous car raceways in the world. Even if you can't join the crowd of 400,000 that comes each May to watch the celebrated Indy 500, stop by for a minibus ride on the speedway. Then visit the museum that traces race car history, including a display of restored speed demons, starting with the first Indy winner in 1911. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Watching the Indy 500 so many years ago when the turbine cars first hit the track made this place a must see place to visit our our USA trip. we booked for the grounds and track tour and on the day we arrived (Sunday) they told us the track tour was cancelled, as they were testing some Indy Lites race... More

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Harrisonville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Our tour, led by Craig, was awesome. We were given a very thorough insight into the inner workings of the track and its history. We sat in the tv interview chairs, saw the timers tables, the news correspondents room, the top of the pegoda, and stood in the victory circle. That plus the time spent in the Hall of Fame... More

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Renton, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Visited as a guest of Mobil 1, so we were treated to a whole host of activities and luxuries. Good on them. The track was awesome. The history is awesome. The Brickyard 400 race was awesome. If you are a race fan this a great place to go. Actually visited in 2013 but had waited too long to review so... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The museum costs 5 dollars to visit and it is worth it. There were some interesting cars you won't see other places. I also enjoyed seeing the original 500 winner from 1911 and the 2011 winner side by side. I was a little disappointed that there was not more historical artifacts there. Good value for $5 though. Good for about... More

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Portage, Indiana
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you like racing, this is the place to be! I grew up in Indiana and in grade school we took a field trip here. As an adult, it is no less exciting and the museum is fascinating with the assortment of cars housed there. Definitely a must see if you love any racing. The next time the race is... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Recommend the tour around the grounds. Alot of fun and alot of sights. You see the suits, media rooms, garage area, stands, and ride the entire track. Guides are excellent and fun. Included is the museum and of course the gift shop which has a mens and womans side with lots of choices. Its is 25.00 per person 15 and... More

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Floyds Knobs, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I have attended about 20 Indy 500's. For many years with my late husband Bill (who had attended 50 races) and since then with various friends the 2014 race with Jimmy. I love to come to this race track for different events. I have attended several luncheons with the Rookies ( as a guest of the Dairy Council). Always a... More

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Olney, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The IMS Hall of Fame and Museum has a collection of cars that any race fan will enjoy. Cars include the Inaugural Indianapolis 500 winning Marmon Wasp driven by Ray Harroun. The trip inside the museum also includes a film that lasts around 20 minutes that begins at the top and bottom of every hour. It is a little outdated... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

While my husband and I are not big race fans, we decided to stop by and see because of the historical significance of the speedway. We were not disappointed at all. There are so many cars and so much racing memorabilia to look at. We took the bus tour around the track which was lots of fun!

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Smithfield
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Was well worth the entry fee. If we had the time would have loved to do the "full tour" experience. so many amazing and historical cars on display. The kids loved it. Would recommend to others.

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