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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum

Address: 4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Phone Number: 317 484-8655
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Ranked #4 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks, Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
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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.
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

We were in Indianapolis for the Patriots-Colts game and decided to visit the museum and take the grounds tour at the Speedway. We are not Indy racing fans, or "car" guys, but more sports fans in general and felt we should see this iconic venue. And we're so glad we did. First, if you simply want to interact with some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited the museum after a stop off in Indianapolis on route to another city. The exhibits in the museum are fascinating - you can see the evolution of the cars and engines through the ages. This includes not just indy/NASCAR's but also some motorbikes and land speed vehicles as well. They have engines out of the cars so you can... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

This is a must see for Indy fans, gearheads and racing fans in general. The Museum has a fabulous collection of Indy cars. It's really interesting to see the evolution of the cars from the early 1900s two-seaters (There was an on-board mechanic with the driver.) to the sleek Dallara DW12 chassis named for and tested by the late Dan... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I am not a race fan and do not know much about racing, but the grounds tour was great. It gave a behind the scenes tour of the speedway and I walked away with a solid base of racing. The museum seemed really small with not a lot of displayed information so if you are like me and do not... More

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Kansas City, MO
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a must visit. Be sure to take the shuttle tour that takes you out on the track and into the grandstand, pits and booths to get a behind the scene look at the speedway. Be sure to kiss the bricks at the finish line.

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Woodstock, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I mean if you are a racing fan or have ever seen a race on TV at IMS this is must visit. The shear size of this track is a selling point for someone who has only seen this track on TV but have been a racing fan for most my life this was truly an experience I will never... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Since we were in Indianapolis, we felt that we HAD to stop here. Even though some of our group members are not interested in racing, they were still amazed by the sheer size of the facility and enjoyed the bus ride around the track. While it contains some notable cars and fascinating memorabilia, the museum is more for people that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Let's face it...too many people who have never been to Indianapolis probably envision it as a big corn field with a race track in the middle; or the place where that Manning kid played football. Fact is: Indy is much more. Certainly the Speedway is the focal point of local sports culture. Indy really is The Racing Capital of The... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have never been on the tour of the Museum, but I did attend the Indy 500 and the Nascar Brickyard 400 here, and both were great events! Be sure to get there early and bring all your tailgating necessities, cause there is a great pre-race scene around the track. It was not too difficult to find parking, some people... More

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Greensburg, Indiana
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

There is no other museum in the world that matches this one and if one has just an inkling of interest in automobile racing they should put this on their must see list. This is fantastic!

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