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Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Sights and Museums, Entertainment, Sports, Racetrack
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4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
(317) 492-8500
https://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/
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Experience one of the United States’ most prized sporting venues, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The first racing facility to be named a speedway, it has a capacity at over 400,000 people, the ... Read more
highest-capacity stadium-type facility in the world. Head to the track to see a race, such as the illustrious Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum, Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and Grounds Tours provide other things to do when a race isn’t taking place. You can also camp or tailgate to experience the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

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West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Fun if you’re really into cars/racing but if not, it’s just okay. They have a museum you can visit inside of the track if you are into racing history

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Burns, Kansas

A true destination for those that enjoy racing or better yet for those that enjoy experiencing the history of racing t the Speedway Museum!

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Got to go down to the finish line and kiss the bricks before the races started! The museum and gift shop in the middle is awesome too!

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San Diego, California

Located in Speedway, Indiana, (an enclave suburb of Indianapolis) in the United States, is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400. It is located on the corner of 16th Street and Georgetown Road, approximately six miles (10 km) west of Downtown Indianapolis.

Constructed in 1909, it is the original speedway, the first racing facility so named. It has a permanent seating capacity estimated at 235,000 with infield seating raising capacity to an approximate 400,000. It is the highest-capacity sports venue in the world.

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Cicero

Since 1989, I've loved this place. Regardless of the event, it's great if it's here. IMS is a beast.

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Local from Indianapolis

I've been coming since I can remember with my dad. Can't wait for the Indy 500 this year! :)

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Local from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Internationally famous, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to both the world's largest and second-largest single-day sporting events.

The Speedway celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race in 2011! The track opened in 1909 and is the world's largest spectator facility. It is so large that you could fit the Roman Coliseum, Vatican City, Wimbledon Campus, Rose Bowl, Yankee Stadium and Churchill Downs inside the 2.5-mile oval. Since 1911, the Speedway has been the home of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing," the Indianapolis 500. The Brickyard 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race has become one of NASCAR's most coveted races since the inaugural event in 1994. The Speedway also hosts the popular Red Bull Indianapolis GP MotoGP race on its 2.621-mile road course, highlighted by the world's best motorcycle riders competing at more than 200 mph.

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Torrington, Connecticut, USA

I'm not a racing fan, but the Indy 500 is an impressive event. I was glad I got to go. I do prefer getting to ride around the track as a tourist though.

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Cape Town, South Africa

The zoom zooms of cars are silent when entering the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on an off day. All that surrounds is the quiet suburbs of Indianapolis. But, for a short period of time yearly, this part of town pumps with sleeveless shirts, Budweiser beer, car enthusiasts, sports fanatics, and branding galore.

Pulling up through the underpass into the stadium, even for a person who doesn’t love racing or machines, is quite something. The roar or the crowd, the hum of the engines revving, the fires of the accidents bursting, all start to play out in the imagination and all of a sudden it’s like being in the arcade playing the racing games with the “stick shift” changing gears making noise. If the museum isn’t open, take some photos and get out quick, before you find yourself vroooooommiiing .

Located: 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (ET) March-October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (ET) November-February. Extended hours during May. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Phone: (317) 492-6784

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Trafalgar, Indiana

How you can come to Indy without at least driving by the Speedway? This is the most hallowed grounds in motorsports. There isn't a drive in the world who hasn't dreamed of winning the Indy 500. If you have the chance to actually attend the race, do it. Regardless if you are a racing fan or not, the 500 should be on your "bucket list".

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Pittsford (town), New York

This place is synonymous with speed, The Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400 are run here. The place seats an incredible 400,000 people making it the highest capacity stadium-type facility in the world, yikes, that is a lot of people. There is also a museum and a golf course for those so inclined.

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If you haven't been, go - even if it's only once in your life. It's an experience you'll NEVER forget. It's NOTHING like a NASCAR race and an INDY race here is NOTHING like an INDY race at a smaller track ... these 'horses' need to run at a track this size ... PUT THIS PLACE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST .. you won't be sorry.

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San Francisco

Indy 500 = One of the best sporting events in the world. Something to put on your bucket list. Sit in the infield for the full experience.

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Burns, Kansas

Have to take the museum and get a ride around the track

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Local from Indianapolis, Indiana

Come for a race! We are the perfect rental for you!

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In town for the Indy 500? for the Brickyard?

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Johnston, Iowa, USA

This is a great track and a fun month for the 500.

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Fort Wayne

Great venue to watch the races, not a horrible seat anywhere.

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