Indy 500

Check out the Rich History of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Auto Racing!


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, located 5 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis on the grounds of "The Greatest Race Course in the World," and is acknowledged as one of the most extremely noticeable museums on the planet devoted to autos and auto racing. In 1987, the Speedway premises were bestowed the classification of National Historic Landmark.

Anton "Tony" Hulman Jr. and Karl Kizer, the Museum's first director, established a museum in 1956 to display race automobiles and souvenirs, primarily associated with the Indianapolis 500 race. The very first Museum structure was located at the southwest corner of the Speedway's residential or commercial property where the Speedway's Administration Building now stands.

Throughout 1975, Hulman developed the bigger, more contemporary Museum center within the Speedway oval, its opening coinciding with the United States Bicentennial event in 1976. Constructed of pre-cast cement and Wyoming quartz, the Museum's display area procedures approximately 36,000 square feet. The structure also houses 2 present stores owned by the Speedway, the track's retail photography shop, and other offices.

The Museum's collection incorporates race cars from many series including IndyCar, NASCAR, Formula One, Sprint, Midget, motorbike races, and drag racing. The collection incorporates motorcycles, dragsters, cars and trucks and other cars that have actually set world land speed records at various points in history.

You can check out the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum site for more information. View Website The Museum is operated by an independent, non-profit charity.

MUSEUM ADMISSION

Grownups $10.
Youth (6-15) $5.
Children (5 and under) FREE.
Throughout events the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission cost or needs a ticket to get onto the grounds. This basic admission cost or ticket rate does not include admission to the Museum.

September 28-- $15 SCCA National Championship Runoffs admission + Museum Admission.
September 29-- $25 SCCA National Championship Runoffs admission + Museum Admission.
September 30-- $25 SCCA National Championship Runoffs admission + Museum Admission.
October 1-- $25 SCCA National Championship Runoffs admission + Museum Admission.
Thursday Sept. 28 through Sunday Oct. 1, visitors who have paid admission to IMS for the SCCA Runoffs will receive buy one get one totally free admission to the IMS Museum.

HOURS & CONTACT INFO.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Open: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (ET) March - October.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (ET) November - February.
For additional information, call the Museum at -LRB-317-RRB- 492-6784.

TRACK LAPS.

Track Laps (1 told lap on the 2.5-mile oval track in an IMS bus, narrated) are available on any day except for days devoted to racing, testing, unique events, building and construction or when winter climate condition prevent use of the track.

Grownups $8.
Youth (6-15) $5.
Kids (5 and under) FREE.
GROUNDS TOURS.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum uses a variety of ways to amuse household, buddies, or customers with directed bus trips ranging from the 15-minute Qualifying Lap, to the 25-minute Kiss the Bricks Tour, and the longer 90-minute VIP Grounds Tour. For more information on your see to the Racing Capital of the World, check out the Museum's site at www.indyracingmuseum.org or call 317-492-6747.

AREA & DIRECTIONS.

The Museum is located at 4790 W. 16th Street, Speedway, IN, 46224, inside the track between turns 1 and 2. The entrance to the Museum lies at Gate 2 on the north side of 16th Street. This is marked by a black banner on the west side of the entryway.

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PARKING.

Parking is readily available at the Museum and is free of charge during days that the track is not in use for a race or other public occasion. During races and particular other occasions, Museum visitors may need to park outside of the track and walk in.

ACCESSIBLITY.

The Museum makes every effort to make its structures, collections, programs and services accessible to all visitors. Companions or assistants of individuals with specials needs are confessed free of charge. Museum ADA services include:.

Free, available parking to the south and west of the Museum structure, with suitable curb cuts and ramps to help with entry into the building.
Wheelchair available trip buses.
We welcome service animals.
Our Museum Hosts can lead visitors with serious vision problems through an unique touch trip of choose vehicles in our collection.
For our guests with hearing impairments, we have printed texts of the narrative of our bus tours of the track.
Sign language analysis is available upon demand with a minimum 48 hours' notice.

Anton "Tony" Hulman Jr. and Karl Kizer, the Museum's first director, established a museum in 1956 to display race lorries and memorabilia, principally associated with the Indianapolis 500 race. The very first Museum building was situated at the southwest corner of the Speedway's property where the Speedway's Administration Building now stands. Throughout 1975, Hulman built the larger, more contemporary Museum center within the Speedway oval, its opening corresponding with the United States Bicentennial event in 1976. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum provides a variety of ways to entertain household, pals, or customers with guided bus tours ranging from the 15-minute Qualifying Lap, to the 25-minute Kiss the Bricks Tour, and the longer 90-minute VIP Grounds Tour. The Museum is situated at 4790 W. 16th Street, Speedway, IN, 46224, inside the track between turns 1 and 2.





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