What Can We Do?
Indianapolis Travel Blog› entry 2 of 3 › view all entries
We studied the brochures and possibilities of what to do in Indianapolis with limited time. The weather was pretty crummy - cold and wet - so outdoor activities were eliminated. We finally settled on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum. With the Indy 500 coming in May, we thought this would be a good sight to see.
Driving around Indianapolis is pretty easy. The highway system gets you around town with little problems. What I didn't realize was that the speedway is located in town surrounded by business and residential areas. I'm not quite sure what I was expecting, but this sure wasn't it. We drove right to the museum entrance.
The museum is full of race cars and vintage vehicles. Though we didn't sit in on the film about the history of the speedway, it was a popular attraction. Lesley and Dan sat in a race car where you could either have your picture taken by workers for $5 or take one yourself with your camera (no cost)! Watching both of them climb into the car was entertaining! Lesley isn't very tall and getting into the seat wasn't much of a challenge.
After leaving the speedway, Lesley had located a bead shop (jewelry making is her hobby), and after a misunderstanding of directions and a trip through the country in stop and go traffic due to construction on the highway, we found the shop. She gained new ideas and new product for her creations. It was soon time to meet up with Bill where he and I would head for home while Lesley and Dan took time to stop a couple places along the way back.
A short trip - for sure - but satisfied cabin fever with a change of scenery! All in 24 hours or less!