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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
(4.5/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
Home to the Indianapolis 500 and the city's Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also known for its dedication to automotive and motorsports history. The speedway is famous for hosting some of the world's biggest races, and therefore the world's best drivers, since it was established in 1909. With the ability to hold up to 400,000 guests, it is the highest-capacity sports arena in the world. If you're in town for a race, or are just interested in learning more about racing, be sure to stop into the Hall of Fame Museum. The museum was founded in 1956 and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Here you'll discover more than 75 cars, along with historical racing and automotive accessories and paraphernalia. Using our international travel planner, Indianapolis attractions like Indianapolis Motor Speedway can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We went on a Sunday and we were lucky to have no particular event happening. The track is huge and you can't get around the track, pits and start: but the Museum overcomes this frustration because it has a huge collection of racing cars from the early years!
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  • The curators at this museum have really done a nice job representing the racing industry. There are so many different types of racing cars, it's hard to find a favorite. I would highly recommend takin...  more »
  • My family came to visit and they are all race fans! This was a hit adventure. Lots of history and the tour around the track topped with the kissing of the bricks was fun for all! I would highly recomm...  more »
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  • Basically grew up here. It was all about hanging withe family on race day. Became a loved tradition, but cost now has priced some of mine out. Love the way they keep adding events, making it more dynamic and fan friendly. The Red Bull Air Race was definitely very cool, the concerts, although awesome, have a difficult time getting the sound correct for such a big venue. And if you're not close enough, it isn't very good. Of course the 500 IS THE RACE to be at. The Brickyard 400 is a bore, a parade really. But its still INDY! A must visit at least once in your life, if not for a lifetime!
  • Best place in the world! I love this place so much I have the logo tattooed on my back. By far one of the best racing faculty in the world. Clean bathrooms, best track food, stunning overall.
  • I loved this place because I have lived and experienced what it's really like to be around nice,truthful,and kind people that are ready to help you with anything that you need.and the stores,and business area are just as nice and clean.you really need to go and experience this place of fun and enjoyment of history and culture of different things of interest take my word for it,youll like it !
  • Don't waste your money going here for a race. I attended the Brickyard 400 here for the first time this year and was thoroughly disappointed with this track. To begin, we arrived and could not find where the entrance to our parking lot was, we drove around the corner and asked for directions and some local rather rudely told us where to go as if we were supposed to know. We found the entrance and parked. We went to the museum which wasn't bad then ate lunch. We entered the main gate which was actually impressive and recently remodeled and headed to our section where our seats were. Once we arrived to the entrance of our section a track worker rudely asked to see our tickets. Once we were in we were completely disappointed in the view (or lack of). You could barely see anything only some of the front stretch and a little bit of turn 1. We had to watch the TV monitor across the track most of the race just to see what was going on. And on top of that the race was terribly boring. I will never return, their tickets are outrageously expensive for what you see (we paid $95 a piece for ours) and on top of that the track forces you to pay for parking which cost us $20 when pretty much all other tracks have free parking. If you are deciding on what track to go to for a NASCAR race and are considering this one reconsider and look at other tracks such as Chicagoland or Michigan International and stay at home and watch the Brickyard 400 on TV.
  • WE were in Indy for the NCAA Women's Final Four championship and wanted to visit the speedway while there. Fantastic! Our 12 & 14 year old daughters as well as 85 year old mother LOVED it. We took the "Kiss the Bricks" tour and that was fun for the history and the activities. Highly recommend for an Indianapolis native or a visitor. Thank you, Michael & Marty (volunteers), for making sure that we made all the right choices for our family.