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About the Museum

The  Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is one of the world’s premier collections of racing automobiles and artifacts—with more than 55,000 artifacts and over 300 vehicles. Our mission is to celebrate more than a century of the innovation, thrill, and cultural significance of motor racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Our facility currently boasts 37,500 sq. ft. of vintage cars, trophies, photographs, fine art, and other artifacts that capture the cultural significance of motorsports. Each year, we welcome more than 140,000 visitors, as race fans from around the world make the pilgrimage to the Racing Capital of the World.

The Museum is located inside the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval—between Turns 1 and 2. Guests should enter through Gate 2 along 16th Street. For GPS purposes, please use the following address: 4750 W. 16th St., Speedway, IN, 46224.

The Museum is open every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving. Guests are welcome to stop by the museum while they’re visiting the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for other events. 

However, tickets, credentials, and other admission fees for Speedway events do NOT include admission to the Museum. During these events, certain tours may not be available due to weather or track activity.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is a public 501(c)(3) nonprofit operated by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation and governed by a board of directors. The Foundation is the owner and steward of our museum’s vast collection of rare—and often one-of-a-kind—vehicles and artifacts. 

As part of our mission, the Museum works diligently to preserve and protect the collection, while ensuring that it represents the rich history behind the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500, and Indiana’s automotive industry. You can review our protocols for collection management here.

Thank you for your interest in wanting to contribute to our collection. If you have an item you would like to be considered for our collection, please contact

Unfortunately, we cannot provide appraisal or evaluation services.


Plan Your Visit

General admission tickets to the Museum can be pre-purchased online at our Buy a Ticket page. Tickets are also available on site at the Museum for walk-in guests.

Please note that tickets cannot be pre-purchased on days when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway also charges Gate Admission. For these dates, general admission tickets are only available at the Museum after Gate Admission has already been purchased.

Parking is available in front of the Museum—accessible via the Gate 2 entrance. That parking area is FREE, except when the track is reserved for races and other private events. During events, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will require a ticket or charge an additional admission fee to enter the grounds.

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 available to the south and west of the building.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs available for guest use. 
  • Wheelchair-accessible tour buses and an ADA-compliant elevator.
  • Subtitles on videos and bus tour narration for guests with hearing impairment.
  • Special “touch tours” for guests with severe vision impairment.

Please contact the Museum welcome desk at (317) 492-6784 for more information.

Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are highly recommended. Tour schedules are subject to last-minute changes due to weather and track activity. 

The best way to stay up-to-date on tour availability is to call ahead at: (317) 492-6784. We make every effort to update our tour schedule in real-time and notify reservation holders of any changes.


As an independent, non-profit organization, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum counts on you for support. Your membership helps fuel our mission, as we celebrate the thrill of auto racing, the cultural significance of motorsports, and more than a century of innovation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Membership also comes with exclusive benefits, such as free unlimited admission to the Museum! So, make your mark on history and become a member today!

Membership at the Museum includes exclusive benefits like members-only events, free guest passes, a 10% store discount, free Kiss the Bricks Tour tickets, and free unlimited admission to the Museum. 

At higher tier levels, members also receive premier seating at events, complimentary rounds of golf at Brickyard Crossing, and free tickets to the VIP Basement Collection. You can view our full list of membership benefits for more information.

Yes, all members receive at least one free guest pass that covers general admission to the Museum. Higher membership tiers provide multiple guest passes, including up to 16 at the Chairman’s Council level. Please view our full membership benefits for more information.

Yes, we still recommend that you reserve your tour ahead of time due to scheduling. Tour schedules are subject to last-minute changes due to weather and track activity. 

The best way to stay up-to-date on tour availability is to call ahead at: (317) 492-6784. We make every effort to update our tour schedule in real-time and notify reservation holders of any changes.

Facility Rental

We provide basic set-up needs, including: pre-event planning support, cocktail tables for evening events, complimentary parking in the Museum lot, and security. Evening rentals also come with exclusive use of the Museum exhibition areas. Tables, chairs, and linens can be coordinated through our catering partners.

Events may begin one hour after the Museum closes to the public. Facility rentals begin at 6:30 PM and end at 10 PM. There are times when our hours of operation may vary, and timing for facility rentals will adjust accordingly.

Yes. When the track is active, certain restrictions come into play. Our events team will provide you with all the necessary information and work with you to ensure you have a wonderful event.

If your event takes place during track activities, you will need to purchase general admission tickets for your guests. Evening events do not require general admission if they take place after the gates have closed and the track activity has ended.

When the track is available, the Museum offers a variety of tour options that can be added for guests of your private event. All track tours are subject to availability, and need to be coordinated with the Museum in advance of your event. Additional charges apply.

Depending on the event layout and space, we can accommodate up to 150 guests at a sit-down reception or 800 guests at a cocktail reception. Our events team will work with you to accommodate your group needs within the space.

Yes. All food and beverage services must be secured through our preferred catering vendors. For a list of our preferred vendors, please contact our events team at 317-492-6563 or e-mail at

Yes. Glass, fog machines, and loose glitter are just a few items prohibited at the Museum. Please contact our events team at 317-492-6563 or e-mail at for a full list of prohibited items.

School Visits

The Museum is open for school tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10 AM – 3 PM. Three weeks notice is required, and a maximum of 150 students are allowed per day. Please contact or call 317-492-6747 for help scheduling your visit.

Museum admission costs $8 per student. Teachers and drivers receive complimentary admission, while adult chaperones qualify for discounted $8 admission.

One adult is required for every 10 students in attendance. Chaperones must accompany all student groups at all times to ensure that students follow our behavior guidelines. 

We ask that students be considerate of other visitors by using their inside voice at all times. Students are not permitted to run in the Museum or touch any of the cars or displays. Please note that inappropriate behavior may result in a shortened visit.

The Museum has no indoor areas available for lunches. Some outdoor areas are available depending on weather and track activity.

Both our Museum and Track Tours are available for groups as an additional purchase. Capacity restrictions may apply. During the month of May, our Kiss the Bricks Tours are limited to a maximum of 50 students and chaperones.

You can view our current tour schedule here. However, tour schedules are subject to change without notice due to weather or track activity. Please contact or call 317-492-6747 for more information.