Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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Experience the Park Indianapolis Motor Speedway Fan Guide
Take a Tour
Want a behind-the-scenes peek at Gasoline Alley and a chance to stand on the ‘Yard of Bricks’ and take a spin around the famous oval? Well, you don’t need to be a driver or a member of a race team. Just sign up for the popular Indianapolis Motor Speedway tours. Like great buildings and historic shrines the world over, the Speedway conducts tours for fans. Longtime race fans as well as just curious tourists will likely learn some race and IMS history and find it a thrill.
The tours are organized out of the Hall of Fame Museum and include admission to that building. Fans also get to see Gasoline Alley, the Victory Podium, the timing-and-scoring suite in the Bombardier Learjet Pagoda and the Media Center. Best of all, they take a ride around the 2.5-mile oval in one of the Museum’s tour buses – don’t expect to set any speed records – and stop at the start/finish line for a photo opportunity at the ‘Yard of Bricks.’
The tours last about 90 minutes and depart from the Hall of Fame Museum four times per day on scheduled tour days. They are not conducted every day, and not at all in May and September, so check the IMS Web site or call the Hall of Fame (317/492-6747) to find out specific dates. And it’s best to book well ahead of time as they often sell out. Tickets for the tour are $25 for adults, $10 for youth ages 6-15 and free for children age 5 and younger, and as mentioned above include admission to the Museum.