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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2550
+1 317-492-6784
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A very good display of Indianapolis Speedway winning cars and more.

Although they don't have all the winning cars on display, they have quite a few. It's real sweet to... read more

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Wichita, Kansas
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Nice museum of Indy cars and the history of racing and racing technology. The bus ride around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum presents the stories of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the history of the automotive industry in Indiana, and has vehicles and race trophies and memorabilia from race events around the world. It houses one of the most important collections of racing vehicles and memorabilia in the world.
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  • Poor1%
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4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2550
+1 317-492-6784

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Reviewed yesterday

Although they don't have all the winning cars on display, they have quite a few. It's real sweet to see the 1920 something winner next to the 1950 something winner next to the 2016 winner. You can really see the evolution of motor sports. Spread...More

1  Thank Leon67203
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice museum of Indy cars and the history of racing and racing technology. The bus ride around the track with a stop at "the bricks" should not be missed. All museum personnel (volunteers mostly) are very nice and informative. Fun to see the golf course...More

1  Thank golftravel_11
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an awesome experience. Go on a weekend if you get the chance. There is a high likelihood there will be some sort of activity on the track and you can watch the cars from the museum windows. What an awesome display of racing history....More

1  Thank C2162FS
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The museum was a perfect place to get me hooked on Indy car. I wasn't excited about the museum, and considered skipping it all together. I am so glad I didn't! It's a lot of fun to see the previous winning cars, to read the...More

1  Thank Maggie M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are a fan of any kind of racing. This is a must. Weather it's Indy cars, NASCAR, F1, SCCA, Red Bull Air Race. This is the place. It's Indy !! If you are only interested in the museum and tours, not a race,...More

1  Thank Rick C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The collection of racing history on display in this museum is stunning, the fact that they keep so many running is amazing

1  Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 6 days ago

Indy has been on my bucket list since I was in high school. Took 40 years but I recently spent 3 days there for a vintage sports car race, and it was awesome. The history envelopes you as you walk around these hallowed grounds, the...More

1  Thank crossle27
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Indy 500 and it was a pretty cool experience (provided you have ear protection) but unlike many race tracks, you can't see a lot of the action. The obstructed views made us decide it was a one and done event for...More

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place the month of May. Family outing every year for pole day for Indianapolis 500. Has golf course and museum. Museum open year round.

Thank Jeanette P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to visit the track just to see it and purchase some souvenirs. The museum is inside of the race area and because they were "running cars" on that day there was a charge to get into the field, a charge to park, and...More

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Passing through tomorrow night. Is there anything to see at that time beside the exterior of the track? Just looking for a photo opportunity at this historic place. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
June 23, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Property representative |
You can stop and visit Gate 1, which is located at the southwest corner of the track. There is a parking lot on Main Street, just south of the roundabout at 16th, Main, and Georgetown Roads. Its a short walk over to the... More
Hello everyone, I'm looking at taking my son to the IMS Museum later this year and wanted to know whats involved in purchasing tickets to the "VIP Grounds Tour"? Can you reserve/purchase online, do you have to ring and reserve or is it a case of turn up on the day and take pot luck? I saw somewhere there is 4 tour times, 2 x morning and 2 x afternoon is that correct? And each tour lasts about 1 and 1/2 hours? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Property representative |
We do accept reservations in advance, but you would pay upon arrival. For week-ends, and even some week-days, during the summer and especially over holidays, I recommend making a reservation. If you go to our website... More
What would be an average time to go through the museum, more or less?
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth S | Property representative |
I think this all depends on your interest in motorsports. We've had people spend half a day here. The typical time period is probably an hour. The VIP tour adds 90 minutes to that. The Kiss the Bricks tour is an... More