Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum

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Explore the Rich History of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Auto Racing!

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum’s mission is to preserve and share one of the world’s premier collections of automotive and motor racing vehicles and artifacts, with special emphasis on the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race.

For the latest information on IMS Museum exhibits, tours, membership benefits and special events, please visit the Museum’s official website.

Located within the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval, the IMS Museum collection encompasses automobiles and artifacts representing more than a century of Indianapolis 500 culture, drama and competition, plus vehicles representing NASCAR, Formula One, American short-track racing, drag racing and motorcycles.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame – comprised of drivers, team owners and personalities who have had a significant impact on IMS – is also housed at the Museum.

The IMS Museum is operated by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) entity, which relies on individual memberships, sponsor partners and philanthropic donations for much of its operating budget. Information on memberships, track tours and exhibits is available at the Museum’s website.

The Museum is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas, offering a variety of track and “behind the scenes” tours, depending on weather and track availability.

The building also houses two Indianapolis Motor Speedway gift shops, and the track's retail photography store and archives. In addition to the Museum’s website, news and information is available at (317) 492-6784, or on the Museum’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Museum Admission
  • Adults $10
  • Youth (6-15) $5
  • Children (5 and under) FREE

Entrance into the grounds is free of charge on non-event days. However, during events the Indianapolis Motor Speedway charges an admission fee or requires a ticket to get onto the grounds. This general admission fee or ticket price does not include admission to the Museum. Please note the event dates and fees for Red Bull Air Race below:

  • Oct. 6 - Red Bull Air Race Admission $20 + Museum Admission
  • Oct. 7 - Red Bull Air Race Admission $40 + Museum Admission
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.

The IMS Museum will close at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve.

For more information, contact the Museum at (317) 492-6784.

Track Laps

Track Laps (1 narrated 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, special events, construction or when winter weather conditions prevent use of the track.

  • Adults $8
  • Youth (6-15) $5
  • Children (5 and under) FREE
Grounds Tours

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum offers a variety of ways to entertain family, friends, or clients 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. Other tours are available from time to time include the evening Twilight Tour and the Crown Hill (Racers at Rest) tour. Other than the Qualifying Lap, these tours are not recommended for young children due to their length. Tour availability is subject to change and to access to the Speedway grounds. For more information on your visit to the Racing Capital of the World, visit the Museum’s website at www.indyracingmuseum.org or call 317-492-6747.

Location & 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 is located at Gate 2 on the north side of 16th Street. This is marked by a black banner on the west side of the entrance.

View directions to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Parking

Parking is available at the Museum and is free of charge during days that the track is not in use for a race or other public event. During races and certain other events, Museum guests may need to park outside of the track and walk in.

Accessiblity

The Museum strives to make its buildings, collections, programs and services accessible to all visitors. Companions or aides of persons with disabilities are admitted free of charge. Museum ADA services include:

  • Free, accessible parking to the south and west of the Museum building, with appropriate curb cuts and ramps to facilitate entry into the building.
  • Wheelchair accessible tour buses.
  • We welcome service animals.
  • Our Museum Hosts can lead guests with severe vision impairments through a special touch tour of select vehicles in our collection.
  • For our guests with hearing impairments, we have printed texts of the narration of our bus tours of the track.
  • American Sign Language interpretation is available upon request with a minimum 48 hours' notice.