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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 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I am 43 now. My first time at IMS I was 17. Great day to skip school and enjoy sunshine.lol. Now that I am older to sit in the stands and be entertained by great bands, and to hear Jim Nabors sing Back Home In Indiana brings tears to your eyes. Sadly I hear he will not be singing anymore.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Even if you are not a racing or even sports fan, this place is worth a visit. With approximately 235,000 seats lining the 2.5 mile track, you won't see any place like this any where else. Built in 1909 and with the Indy 500 mile race nearing its 100th running (2016) this is where past, present and future collide (no... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Been to 30+ Indianapolis 500s and every brickyard 400 since the first in 1994. Some races are definitely better than others, but the experience is always way worth the trip. The facility is so big with so much history, it's an experience you can't explain. Even if your not a race fan, you gotta go at least once. Bring your... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

By that, of course, I mean The Race (the Indianapolis 500) itself, which truly is the Greatest Spectacle in Racing. But if you happen to be in Indianapolis on any of the other 364 days, you will want to check out the track(s) and the Museum. Plenty to do and see any day they are open, and of course there... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have attended the 500 38 straight years. My first race was 1976 and I started taking my son at 10 as well. It is a long day, many times very hot but sometimes bitter cold (May weather in Indiana is crazy). But be in the humanity of 300,000 people and be part of the single largest sporting event in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Indianapolis motor speedway is a must see. I live in Indiana and have worked as a safety patrol for the races at IMS. I would recommend going anytime of year, but May is the best time of all. Go to the museum and see winning cars of the past. Take the tour around the track. In May you will... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I have been here numerous times and thoroughly enjoy it every time. The Speedway owns a lot of cars, racing, specialty and passenger cars which they continually rotate so each trip is different. One of the most amazing things is all of the cars, at least the race cars, are capable of being driven, fuel and oil and they are... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The Museum is perfect , the cars are amazing, the race is very big, and the cost is good , usd$5 and the sound of the cars on the speedway is speachless

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Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

I drove on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway! I loved the full tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame and got to ride on the speedway, see the media boxes, see the winner's circle and brickyard. I am not a racing fan, but the history of racing and the tour guides David and Bill brought the racing experience to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Went to the IMS to tour the museum and hopefully take a track tour. Upon arriving, track tours were closed, but they were offering grounds tours instead. It was a 90 minute experience and kept adults and children (ages 7 & 4) busy and entertained. Excellent guide and access to areas not normally available. Saw the garages, pagoda, suites, and... More

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