Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Crew Review of "Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Museum"
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the must-see staples of Indiana! 2011 marks the 100-year anniversary from the date of the first race. Our crew ventured over simply because it was inexpensive and if offered something different for us to do. However, we came away with a new appreciation for the history of this amazing event,
with smiles and celebrations had by all!
Adults are $5 per ticket and children ages 6-15 are $3. Ages 5 and under are free! The ONLY disappointment our crew had was that there was not a race going on and that we weren't able to drive ourselves around the track, fast.....maybe someday guys, maybe someday!
The Museum entrance is located off of 16th street at gate 2.
Travel under the track and find yourself in center field .....right in front of the museum!
What a grand entrance! Rows of colorful cars and decades of history are lined up to enjoy!
This chief mechanic made sure our pit crew was well aware that
these blue ropes meant "for your eyes only"!
Our little ones enjoyed finding the car from the year of their birth.
Yes, there's one there for Mom, Dad, and Grandparents, too!
Our little lady was pleased to know race cars do come in Pink!
Of course there's a spot for kids! The IMS has a great program called the "Kids' Club".
For an annual fee, you can join and get special event passes, discounts, and souvenirs.
See if this is a good fit for your little drivers!
At this spot in the museum, they've also got a climb-in car for kids of all ages!
For $5, you can get a picture souvenir of your fam in the car......smile and pose, it's worth it!
Of course you've got to hit the gift shops! Yes, there are two!
This is where our inexpensive trip started to change in dollar signs!
There are $3 stickers all the way up to $600 driver souvenirs....take your pick!