Home of the famous Indianapolis Speedway the town of Speedway, Indiana was officially incorporated in1926. Attracting more than a million visitors each year the town?s tourism centers on racing and the history of the Speedway itself. Of course the best known activity taking place at the Speedway is the Indianapolis 500, but it also hosts a number of other races, including the Brickyard 400 and the new Red Bull Indianapolis GP. The festivities for the Indy 500 start a week in advance of the actual race and run for most of the month. A balloon festival, practice sessions, qualifying heats and music keep the racetrack hopping. Events continue well after the race is won. For activities that don?t revolve around racing you can head into Indianapolis just a few miles east. Indianapolis has a fine zoo as well as a children?s museum for the kids. For history buffs the city offers President Harrison?s home and the Eli Lilly Civil War Museum. After the sun goes down the city heats up. Head downtown to experience the fine nightlife featuring live music, pubs and clubs, and free dance lessons at the local country western bar. If culture is more to your liking you can enjoy the Symphony, Ballet or the Theater. Either way, save some energy for more sightseeing come morning.