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“Ride on a real racetrack!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Ranked #3 of 152 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
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“Ride on a real racetrack!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

We did this tour for the cars and our four old sons love of them. The track tour is a few dollars more, but worth it. Buses with a narrated soundtrack take you around the racetrack. Lots of cool cars to look at and even one the kids can get in.

Visited April 2013
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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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“Racing Mecca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I grew up watching the Indy 500 and idolizing those drivers in the 70s & 80s. Getting to go on track, through the VIP suites, press rooms, garages, etc. was a thrill. The museum is great. A ton of artifacts, photos, & historic race cars.

Visited March 2013
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Bloomington, Illinois
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“Outstanding motor sports museum and attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I grew up in Central Indiana and have fond memories of listening to the 500 on the radio at family events. Visiting the IMS Hall of Fame Museum brings those memories near!

This is a very nice destination for anyone interested in motor sports or, the development of automobiles and the automobile culture of the US. The museum houses a multitude of past race winners and memorabilia. There are great tributes to the drivers, designers and all those who helped create the greatest spectacle in racing.

You have the option of only visiting the museum for a small fee or, you can take a guided tour of the track and the facilities. We took the full tour and enjoyed the photo ops at the start finish, in victory lane, and in the press center.

This is a very entertaining exhibit for the whole family that will take at least a couple of hours.

Visited March 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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“Enjoy the races!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I have been to the track for races, qualitifications and a school field trip. Field trip wasn't quite as much fun as it rained hard most of the time we were there. Always enjoy the races though!

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Bargersville, Indiana
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“Car Seat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

My most vivid memory of this facility is being able to sit in an actual car and view from the seat of the driver. It's a realization of how low you are and the view you have from their position Staggering!

Visited March 2013
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