Introduction to Speedway, Indiana
Speedway, Indiana, in Marion county, is 6 miles W of Indianapolis, Indiana. The town is conveniently located inside the Indianapolis metropolitan area.
Speedway was founded by Mr. Lem Trotter, who purchased 320 acres of land west of Indianapolis in 1903 with the intention of laying out a town for the employees of Prest-O-Lite. The town was laid out by Trotter, James A. Allison, Carl Fisher, Fred Wheeler and Arthur Newby.
Speedway and nearby Attractions
- Brickyard Crossing Golf Course
- Country Club of Indianapolis
- Eagle Creek Reservoir
- Eagle Creek Park
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
- Indianapolis Zoo
Things To Do In Speedway
Speedway is home to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Millions of people visit Speedway to watch the races that are held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway every year. Apart from that, the town is surrounded by many world class golf courses. The Eagle Creek reservoir is nearby and provides opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating.
Indianapolis International Airport is nearby.
Speedway Higher Education
Butler University, Indiana University and Ivy Tech State College are in the neighborhood.