Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Hall of Fame Museum
The Hall of Fame Museum features 75 racing cars (including former winners), a 500lb Tiffany trophy and a track tour ($3 extra).
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Lonely Planet review
The Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 motor race, is Indy's supersight. The Hall of Fame Museum features 75 racing cars (including former winners), a 500lb Tiffany trophy and a track tour ($5 extra). OK, so you're on a bus for the latter and not even beginning to burn rubber at 37mph, but it's still fun to pretend.
The big race itself is held on Memorial Day weekend (last weekend of May) and attended by 450,000 crazed fans. Tickets can be hard to come by. Try the prerace trials and practices for easier access and cheaper prices.
Other races at the Speedway are the NASCAR Brickyard 400 in late July and the Motorcycle Grand Prix in late August. The track is about 6 miles northwest of downtown.