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Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

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Address: 4790 W 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
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+1 317-484-8655
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Interesting Activity for a Cold Day

It was a cold and rainy Saturday in Indy, so some buddies and I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It was a fun way to spend a few hours. It is very interesting to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a cold and rainy Saturday in Indy, so some buddies and I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. It was a fun way to spend a few hours. It is very interesting to see the evolution of the Indy car over the more than 100 years they have been racing here. I never appreciated the risks and physical... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took a school group here and they treated us so nice. It was a great tour with the nicest tour guides.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you have any love of automobile racing or just like to see how technology has evolved over the decades, then the IMS Museum is a must stop. You can almost feel the echoes of history while strolling among the cars. From Ray Harroun's Marmon Wasp, winner of the 1st 500, to today's current Dallara's the museum is filled with... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very nice experience. We got to do the tour at the speedway and we kissed the bricks!!! Quite cool. The tour guide had much knowledge and it showed how passionate he is of the venue. The museum has amazing and beautiful cars. It was really cool to be there.

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india
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a car lover, you must visit this place, so many old cars are there in exhibition, also you can see race cars. Photo clicking facility is also there in one of the race car. this was really good experience.

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Adrian, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. If you're a car enthusiast, you need to stop in. While we were there, we saw the exhibit on all Indiana made cars. Very interesting. There were also lots of race cars to see. My boys thought it was really neat to look at the wall that had all of the winners... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place, a must if you are visiting for the 1st time or haven't been in a while they change things up often. If only there was a way to take a basement or offsite warehouse tour to see the really "cool" stuff.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is huge!!!! Only comparison I have is Bristol however. My son loves Turbo so we stopped in and the guard let us go into the grandstand as a courtesy to my son for some photo ops. We'll definitely be back. The guard gave my son a cookie as we were leaving.

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Elizabeth S, Executive Director at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit. Turbo is on display in the museum right now (and probably for an indefinite period) and your son could get his picture taken next to Turbo. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour of the racetrack and it's inner operations. We enjoyed it and loved the ride around the track and the history the tour guide gave. I learned a lot about it that I didn't know. It is a must see.

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Atlanta, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into race cars (like I am) this is the place to go. You get to learn about the history of the amazing track. Also you get to see the awesome cars that have won at this amazing speedway. They also have the motorcycles that raced at the track too. Lots of history to learn about this track.... More 

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