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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

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Address: 4790 W 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222-2550
Phone Number: 13174926784
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum presents the stories of racing at...

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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Enjoyed it, but were not able to get on the track

We made reservations for the VIP Grounds Tour for our son's birthday, since he is a big race fan. When we arrived, we were told that we could would not be able to be on the track... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made reservations for the VIP Grounds Tour for our son's birthday, since he is a big race fan. When we arrived, we were told that we could would not be able to be on the track that day. Apparently, the folks who own/run the track do not give the museum much notice. That was a let-down, but we got... More 

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dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour or should I say the lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is worth the $8 ticket. It truly is worth the price and I highly recommend it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although I am not a race fan, going here made me appreciate the sport and history of it. I love the opportunity we had to go on the bus tour of the 2.5 mile track. Saw the bricks of the brickyard up close and personal. If you are in Indy, it is worth going to at least once.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited during Indy 500 and museum was very crowded. However it had nice setup and a lot of great racing history. Location could be bigger to allow for large crowds, however the museum was enjoyable and the gift shop had most of the souvenirs we were looking for. It's a must see

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a large group (20 people) and I called in advance to make sure we could take the track tour. Brian Bobay, the track coordinator went above and beyond to make sure our groups (mostly veterans) had a great tour. He even gave them a "shout out" over the loudspeaker, thanking them for their service! The track tour takes... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mustang Club of America had a "Thursday Evening at the Museum" party here during the 40th Birthday Party for the club. Three days at the Speedway including driving around the track as part of an attempt to break the Guiness World record for Mustangs in a parade. Didn't break the record but did break the record for most Mustangs... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This track is huge, 2.5 miles around. You cannot see all of the track at once. It's located on 16th Street, one the main streets through Speedway, IN. If you love cars, this is the place where it all happened. Automobiles built in Detroit were tested here before they were put on the market. I still can imagine going 240... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The speedway has such a deep history and culture connected to Hoosiers and the Indianapolis community. Be sure to check out all the fun and history that goes along with it!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has good collection of race cars. Kids enjoyed seeing the 'Turbo' model there (that is how they came to know abt Indy). The model car snap is very very affordable. I am glad they had a souvenir snap for just $5 incldg digital snap mailed to u.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though I've lived in Indy most of my life, had never been to the IMS museum. Surprisingly was fun, even for someone who's not into cars or racing per se. There were lots of the actual winning cars, some great photos and memorabilia. The staff were nice, happy to talk through some of the history of racing. The bus tours... More 

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