Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, Indianapolis

#2 of 170 in Museums in Indiana
Must see · Specialty Museum · Auto Race Track
Home to the Indianapolis 500 and the city's Grand Prix, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum 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. PutIndianapolis Motor Speedway Museum into our Indianapolis sightseeing planning tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We did a Private Golf Cart tour and our initial guide Scott, I believe was his name was very knowledgeable until we broke off with our second guide Mike who was AMAZING! The Golf Cart Tour...  more »
  • Our group had a guided tour of the museum. The guide seemed very knowledgeable giving us additional information not listed on the displays such as how the practice began of milk endorsements by...  more »
  • We took the Kiss the Bricks Tour and it was fabulous. Unfortunately the VIP and golf cart tours were all sold out. If you want those I would suggest you get there very early. We arrived at 9:20 and...  more »
  • Loved this place. The museum was interesting. If you're a race car buff, it would be fascinating. The guided tour of the grounds was excellent. There were cars on the track during our tour so we couldn't get on the track itself. But standing next to the track while they zoomed by was awesome.
  • I recommend anyone and everyone to visit and check out the museum.. The museum is not only very informative but also very clean and organized. Literally, from the gift shop to the racing cars and on to the timelines of various important individuals, I thoroughly enjoyed myself as I became enlightened on who made the Indianapolis Motor Speedway what it is today.. Excellent customer service. 10/10.
  • What an incredible place to visit and see the automotive history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for just $10! See the race cars that have made fans cheers for the last century! Marvel at the men and women who made history on the track. I enjoyed the film on the history of this place in the small auditorium. Very well made mini-documentary. Walking around through the various exhibits was amazing: admiring the cars, trophies, photos, posters, and car parts was memorable. I also got to see race cars practicing outside for a weekend race. The gift shops are pretty neat too. Definitely stop for a souvenir. Nice to see lots of families present enjoying the experience together.
  • This was a really fun so on a long road trip. Dozens and dozens of fabulous historical race cars. All cars on display are Indy 500 winners, as well as other significant race winning cars. Deeper into the displays the are race engines on display. If you get a chance, try the Indy 500 simulator.... wow, that wad fun!
  • My husband and I loved seeing the speedway and the museum. He's a huge racing fan and even though I don't normally watch it, I greatly enjoyed the museum and I learned a lot. There's something there for everyone to enjoy. We'd love to visit again and do the tram tour of the track!

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