Since we had made the drive to Indy, I figured we might as well take in an attraction. We opted for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. Besides the fact that Indy is a major racing town, the cost of admission was reasonable (so that if we didn’t feel like staying long, we wouldn’t be out a bunch of money). We were pleasantly surprised from the get-go. The museum itself was wonderful with all the past Indy 500 winners on display, plenty of memorabilia, a movie about the history of the track, etc.
After exploring the museum, we were able to catch a free shuttle van that took us down to the center of the track where some NASCAR drivers were practicing. It was quite exciting (and also quite loud) to be right next to the tracks.
If you’re looking for a fun and cheap family outing, I highly recommend this museum. We really enjoyed our time there. Truly a great place!