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“Great place to take out of town guests” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum

Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum
4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
317 484-8655
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Ranked #2 of 196 things to do in Indianapolis
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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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great place to take out of town guests”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

A great place in Indiana to take out of town guests, especially if they are car and/or racing enthusiasts. The museum isn't the biggest, but a perfect size to make a fun morning or afternoon and partner with a good meal nearby.

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“Great museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Great Museum - fun for all. Racing is fun, but you must remember this is not a small track and you will not see everything like at a small track. Stands are hot partially because they are have closed in bottoms and does not allow airflow. Pack a cool hat, plenty of sunscreen and cold drinks. We always pack some moistened handkercheifs or hand towels in zip bags and add them to our cooler - they really help. Like any outdoor event - plan for everything. Have fun!

Visited July 2012
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“Brickyard 400 was Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband and I went to the Brickyard 400 for the first time this year and will be making return visits in the years to come. We had a great time and the sounds of the cars coming off turn 4 are something to experience. Lots of sunscreen is needed here and drink plenty of water it gets hot!

Visited July 2012
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“fast cars”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The grandkids like looking at the race cars and the history of raceway park..and enjoyed riding around the race track.

Visited June 2012
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“Family vacation and a trip down memory lane”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Growing up going to dirt track races and listening to the 500 on the radio, this is a must see for any visitor to Indianapolis. IT also showcases how racing actually helps with R & D in the auto industry, while allowing the visitor to walk down memory lane. The video presentation is a must-see and the lap around the track is really a necessity to grasp how fast the cars are! Enjoy!

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