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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 82 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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Columbia City, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Such a historical place that continues to be well-maintained. For the amount of people coming and going, I'd say they do a good job keeping up with trash and cleaning. The speedway itself is ginormous and it's astounding to consider how many people have visited there, how many great racers have been on that track. A great place to go... More

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California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

This track is amazing, the museum is incrediblenand the staff are awesome. As far as NASCAR, this track is a sleeper...No seat can see the entire track, the jumbo trons are not jumbo and a 400 mile race was complete in under three hours and boring. If you are a NASCAR fan go for the days prior to the race... More

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indianapolis in
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

if you like cars, or racing and /or both, this combo is a must see if you have 1-2 days in indy.i cater a lot in the museum, and the selection of cars to see is well diversified. and there are some real head turners. the staff is knowledgable, and don't mind questions. ask them about the cars underground, or... More

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Brooksville, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Attending the Brickyard 400 was the centerpiece of my recent vacation. While I will concede the historic racing context of IMS, I was highly disappointed in the NASCAR race I attended. First, free parking is a NASCAR tradition. No free parking was available anywhere near the speedway. Next, the track is monstrous. As a result, the grandstand has to be... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great display of Indy 500 history. Every Indy fan, or race fan should go see this museum. Exhibits change from time to time. Last visit was over 30 years ago, I'll be back again

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illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We are not been race fans but was interesting to see the cars of all different ages We did not take to van ride around the track. It started to rain so we headed back to town, Did not realize how close this was to homes If you are a AAA member. You get buy one get one free per... More

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Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Superb afternoon out looking at some very intersting vehicles including the Spirit of America land speed car and neither was entry to both the museum or to go around the circuit on the bus. All the staff are very friendly and can't do enough to help you, I would certainly recommend a visit here to any petrol head, well worth... More

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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very cool gift shops and the museum has a lot of neat history and nostalgic memorabilia. I have never been very interested in racing, but this place will inspire some viewership! The Brickyard 400 is this weekend and there are people everywhere!! You can park at the museum for free and walk around the inner circle. There are tents setup... More

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Granger, Indiana
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82 reviews 82 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you are into Indy car racing this is the place to go, the museum seems to have every car from day one to the present. You got to see the advancements in racing over the years and check out the cars that were driven by the big names in racing. What we enjoyed most was the bus trip around... More

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LAPORTE, IN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fun place to see racing's greatest track history as well as open wheel and NASCAR history, pictures, cars, and memorabilia. Nice gift shop as well. On second floor there is a room of extra photos that can be bought but you have to find the room on second floor. Definitely worth your time.

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