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Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame Museum

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Courtesy of the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association
  • Type: Sports
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.5 (4.5)
Value: 4.5 (4.5)
Facilities: 4.5 (4.5)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has been around since 1909, so this epic track has seen more than 100 races speed by. The Hall of Fame Museum came about 50 years afterward, featuring about 75 cars and even a theater that shows Indy 500 footage throughout the years. Visitors have the choice to see the complex by purchasing race tickets, visiting the museum or taking the very popular (and comprehensive) grounds tour. Some of the most popular events here are the Indy 500 (held in May) and the Brickyard 400 (held in August).

One TripAdvisor visitor recommends taking the tour even if you're not a racecar enthusiast, saying: "Our guide (Barry) was great and full of stories. He knew how to keep everyone entertained, even for those who don't follow racing (like me)."

Admission prices and hours of operation vary, so check the website or call ahead of visiting. For instance, admission to the Hall of Fame Museum costs $8 for adults and $5 for children between the ages of 6 and 15. That fee doesn't include admission down to the gate, where the racecar drivers practice and race. The grounds tour, on the other hand, is $30 for adults and $10 for kids. You'll find it about a 15-minute drive northwest of the city center. 

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