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Indiana takes its sports seriously. So seriously that Purdue University has a National Art Museum of Sport, and downtown has the NCAA Hall of Champions, with exhibits dedicated to college athletes. There's also the RCA Dome, currently home to the Indianapolis Colts and a host of conventioneers. Here are some other shrines to sports that are accessible and popular with visitors:

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
    Home of the Indy 500, the Brickyard 400 and the United States Grand Prix, this racetrack also has a unique display of more than 75 racing cars, antique passenger cars (including a 1924 Chrysler, two Vipers, and a Stealth that was a pace car), and plenty of racing memorabilia and videos. Best part: You can take a spin around the track in a Speedway car (when the track isn't being used for testing or racing, or closed due to weather).
  • Conseco Fieldhouse
    Done up like a traditional Indiana basketball fieldhouse, and planted right downtown, the home of the Indiana Pacers is open for tours three days a week.

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