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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 #5 of 85 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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Chesterfield, MO
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232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I will admit, I could care less about car racing, but I am trying to explore new things in my travels. The road from I-465 to get to the speedway was under construction so there was an annoying detour and the entrance to the museum is a little hard to find. The museum is from 1976 and has changed very... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We did a visit to the museum as well as the tour. My advice is to not not miss the tour. The museum if interesting with the race cars and trophies. Be sure to sit in the race car for a photo but it was a little tricky getting out of the car. The highlight was the tour. You get... More

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Marion, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had read about the Speedway Grounds Tour and found that it was $20 a person. This seemed pretty reasonable as it includes the museum also. We were not disappointed. I won't spoil the tour for you, but you get to see the inner workings of the speedway where only the drivers, media, employees and big spenders are allowed. This... More

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Saint Joseph, Michigan, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We took a ride in an Indy car first on the Brickyard (they also offer a ride in a Nascar) , so fun and affordable for 2 laps at speeds of 65-70mph (they can't go any faster or they would need a whole emergency crew) It was an exciting ride anyway. The museum is small and easy to navigate the... More

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Wongan Hills, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This was a surprise visit for our group. We had a guided tour of the race way then a walk though the museum. They must have every car that ever raced in this museum. Great displays. This tour is a must if you visit Indianapolis.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My wife and I were visiting Indianapolis and couldn't "not" visit the famed circuit despite the fact that we are armchair fans at best. We opted for the full $25 tour which includes the track circuit, all the backroom visits and the museum at the end. Our driver and guide were excellent and really knew their stuff, coupled wth a... More

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Stratford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The highlight of our day here was definitely the grounds tour. We took a ride on the track in a bus and then were able to get off at the yard of bricks to take some pictures. We then went and toured the media center, press room, winner`s circle and a box you could rent during a race. It was... More

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I planned my visit on a day that a grounds tour was available. Driver/guide and dedicated guide were both great bringing the Brickyards to life with a mixture of set stories and their own experiences. I did not feel rushed and an hour and a half seemed to fly by. Round it off with a walk around the museum and... More

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Portland, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I may be a bit bias (I've been going to the track since I could walk) but I have been to other tracks and auto museums and this one takes the cake. They have an extensive collection of classic auto racing cars and memorabilia. The track bus ride is well worth it if you haven't done it before (keep in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We stopped in Indianapolis specifically to see this museum. We go to a lot of car museums and found this one to be lacking. While there was some interesting information, it is very small and the cars are really crammed in together. It is interesting to see the changes in cars over the years, but they are so close together... More

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