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Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Buckle up at the world’s most famous speedway and experience G-force thrills usually reserved for race car drivers.

All roads lead to Indy. At least that’s what the motor racing fanatics say when they flock by the thousands each year to one of the world’s best-known speedways. The 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) track has seen some of the most spectacular races in history since its construction in 1909. The speedway and the Hall of Fame Museum are both American treasures and National Historic Landmarks.
 
Time your visit for the annual Indianapolis 500 race in May and scream along with over 250,000 fans as the world’s best drivers push their cars to the limit. In July, drivers battle it out in the NASCAR Brickyard 400, while each August the city is flooded with motor cycling fans who come to experience the Red Bull Motorbike GP. Each event is preceded by a series of practice and qualification days leading up to race day that add to the anticipation and excitement.
 
There’s plenty to see at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway outside of the racing events. Climb aboard the speedway tour bus for a 90-minute tour, which takes in the Pagoda timing suite, the Victory Podium and the famous Yard of Bricks. For an exciting change of pace, sign up for the Indy Racing Experience Driving Program. Pull on a helmet, gloves and jumpsuit and take an unforgettable lap in an authentic single- or two-seater IndyCar. The speed is limited only by how much you can handle! After you’ve explored the track, check out the extensive collection of race cars, bikes, trophies and memorabilia in the Hall of Fame Museum.
 
The 18-hole golf course provides a relaxing alternative to the crowds and  excitement at the track, and the fully licensed Indy Grill has a comprehensive menu when you need to refuel.
 
If you are coming for one of the main events, there are large areas dedicated to camping and RVs , and a number of nearby hotels to suit all budgets. During race season, the speedway operates a convenient shuttle service from downtown.
 
Indianapolis Motor Speedway is approximately six miles (9.5 kilometers) from the center of the city, in the appropriately named suburb of Speedway.


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Lodging Near Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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$86
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Indianapolis W- Airport Area

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Indianapolis W- Airport Area

5855 Rockville Road, Indianapolis
4.2
of 5, from 410 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Indianapolis, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from 8 Seconds Saloon and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Dallara IndyCar Factory. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$84
Wingate by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport-Rockville Rd.

Wingate by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport-Rockville Rd.

5797 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis
4.0
of 5, from 1,054 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from 8 Seconds Saloon and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Dallara IndyCar Factory. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$57
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport

Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Indianapolis Airport

5815 Rockville Road, Indianapolis
4.0
of 5, from 1,032 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from 8 Seconds Saloon and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Dallara IndyCar Factory. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

The Estela House

The Estela House

3449 Patton Drive, Indianapolis
3.0
of 5, from 2 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Indianapolis, this vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and within 6 mi (10 km) of Dallara IndyCar Factory and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and 8 Seconds Saloon are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$55
Motel 6 Indianapolis - Airport

Motel 6 Indianapolis - Airport

5845 Rockville Rd, Indianapolis
3.4
of 5, from 71 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from 8 Seconds Saloon and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Dallara IndyCar Factory. Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

$85
Park Place at City Centre

Park Place at City Centre

1150 N White River Pkwy W Dr, Indianapolis
3.5
of 5, from 405 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Indianapolis, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis Zoo, and Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. NCAA Hall of Champions and Lucas Oil Stadium are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$79
Sleep Inn & Suites and Conference Center Downtown

Sleep Inn & Suites and Conference Center Downtown

1244 W 16th St, Indianapolis
4.3
of 5, from 980 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Indianapolis, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of National Art Museum of Sport, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, and NCAA Hall of Champions. Indianapolis Zoo and Bankers Life Fieldhouse are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$64
Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Hotel

2930 Waterfront Pkwy, Indianapolis
3.1
of 5, from 242 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Indianapolis, this hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Dallara IndyCar Factory and within 6 mi (10 km) of Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Brickyard Crossing Golf Course and 8 Seconds Saloon are also within 6 mi (10 km).