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“Let's go racing!”

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Ranked #3 of 173 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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Let's go racing!”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Been going to the track since the early '70's. We'll be there this May, will you?
There are track & museum tours most of the year. But the month of May...Qualifying, Fast Friday, Carb Day are what it is all about.

Visited May 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Talk about a Thrill ~~~”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you enjoy Motorsports of any type.. you will definitely enjoy all that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has to offer. From Indy Cars to Motorcycles. If you like racing ~ this is the place to be! This facility is CLEAN & that is important when you have hoards of people passing through.

Visited April 2014
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Beech Grove, Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Racing enthusiasts and for people who want to experience month of May in Indianapolis.”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I am 43 now. My first time at IMS I was 17. Great day to skip school and enjoy sunshine.lol. Now that I am older to sit in the stands and be entertained by great bands, and to hear Jim Nabors sing Back Home In Indiana brings tears to your eyes. Sadly I hear he will not be singing anymore. To see these world famous drivers is pretty great. If you get a chance to ever enjoy race from a suite: Do It!!! Its incredible. I've enjoyed it all over that place. Nothing beats hearing those engines roar.

Visited May 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“One of a kind.”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Even if you are not a racing or even sports fan, this place is worth a visit. With approximately 235,000 seats lining the 2.5 mile track, you won't see any place like this any where else. Built in 1909 and with the Indy 500 mile race nearing its 100th running (2016) this is where past, present and future collide (no pun intended). Track and grounds tours are very popular, particularly the grounds tour which offer visits to the yard of bricks (finish line) and some "behind the scenes" facilities rarely seen by fans attending the races. The museum itself ($5 admission) has an extraordinary collection of cars, both race and other varieties. One slight drawback: this is not a very interactive museum. Stay outside the ropes and no touching. Consequently, small children may not have as much fun as older children. There is, though, a race car they can get in and have their picture taken. Cameras are welcome. Very handicapped accessible. FULL DISCLOSURE: I live in Indianapolis and love this place.

Visited April 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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37 reviews
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“If you've been then you know If you haven't , you gotta see it”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Been to 30+ Indianapolis 500s and every brickyard 400 since the first in 1994. Some races are definitely better than others, but the experience is always way worth the trip. The facility is so big with so much history, it's an experience you can't explain. Even if your not a race fan, you gotta go at least once. Bring your own coolers full of food and drinks, and make your own party. All the seats are good, but seats outside high in the turns are best. Call some friends, make the call, order some tickets. You will have many stories to tell.

Visited July 2013
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