The thrill and daring of motorsports are the hallmarks of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Enjoy a tour behind the scenes of the Racing Capital of the World and see where legends are made. Absorb the mystique and grandeur of the Speedway and view the unrivaled collection of rare and unique racing artifacts housed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum!

NOW AVAILABLE: IMS Museum ‘Basement in 30‘ Tours!

The basement level of the IMS Museum has taken on mythical qualities over the last 40 years as a repository of rare or one-of-a-kind and storied vehicles and artifacts. For over four decades, only VIPs were granted access. Now, however, guests age 16 and older can enjoy an exclusive view of the Museum’s lower-level auto storage area!

  • Tours are 30 minutes, available from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Eastern time) daily.
  • Maximum of 6 persons per tour group, age 16 and older. Sorry, no cameras or phones with cameras allowed on the tour.
  • Reservations suggested: Contact the museum Tour desk at or call 317-492-6784. We also accept walk-ups based on availability.
  • Cost:  Museum members, $90 per person Monday-Thursday, $110 per person Friday-Sunday; Non-members:  $100 per person Monday-Thursday, $125 per person Friday-Sunday.

IMS Track & Facility Tour Options:

Notice (updated Jan. 6): Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, we are not offering Golf Cart Tours or VIP Grounds Tours at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience. However, our popular new “The Basement in 30 Tour,” and Kiss the Bricks tours are available, depending on weather conditions and track availability. Please contact our Tour desk – or (317) 492-6784 – for information. Thank you for your understanding and support!)

Kiss the Bricks Tour – Includes a lap around the track with a stop at the Yard of Bricks. Free to IMS Museum members. Learn more.

(The tours below are not available until further notice)

Golf Cart Tour (Available again August 26; normally available March 1-October 31) – A two-hour, in-depth tour of the IMS Grounds and Facilities. Includes refreshments and one-on-one discussion with a professional tour guide.

The VIP Full Grounds Tour (available March 1-October 31) – Includes a lap around the track with stops at Pagoda Plaza and Gasoline Alley, departing the Museum at 10 a.m., Noon, and 2 p.m. each day.

Behind the Scenes Tour – Includes a tour of key landmarks, Pagoda Plaza and Gasoline Alley.

Track Tour availability**:

Click on the links below for scheduled tour days. Tours are available unless racing, testing, special events, construction, or winter weather conditions prevent use of the track. (Schedules are subject to change. We recommend you call ahead, 317-492-6784.)

January-February 2021 IMS Track Tours schedule (last updated 9/9/20)

March 2021 IMS Track Tours schedule: TBA soon

Guided Museum Tour – Basic Museum admission includes a self-guided tour of our current special exhibits plus permanent exhibits such as our priceless collection of Indianapolis 500-winning cars, trophies and one-of-a-kind artifacts. For an additional $5 per person, IMS Museum hosts will offer a 30-45 minute informative guided tour of the Museum floor. For more information or to schedule a guided tour, inquire at the Museum welcome desk or call 317-492-6784.