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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Experience Admission $13 Adults$12 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in lot off New York.

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The History on Wheels exhibit is on hiatus. Check back later in 2021 for updates.

An exhibit dedicated to Indiana’s automotive and racing heritage is coming to Hoosier communities across the state. We’re proud to present History on Wheels, a 53-foot double-expandable semi-trailer and state-of-the-art traveling exhibit visiting festivals, fairs, schools and other special events.

When it rolls into Indiana cities and towns, the custom trailer housing the exhibition Auto Indiana expands to nearly 1,000 square feet of indoor space. Inside the mobile museum, guests will take a ride through the state’s far-reaching and personal connections to the auto industry.

The exhibit touches on the history of more than 100 Indiana automakers and manufacturers, such as Cord, Duesenberg and Studebaker. It also delves into the lives of Hoosier innovators and inventors, such as Carl Fisher, Elwood Haynes and Ralph Teetor.

In one section of the exhibit, guests of all ages can explore under the hood of a car modeled after a 1914 Marmon Touring Car. In addition, children can climb into the driver’s seat of a mini IndyCar and imagine what it would be like to cross the famed Yard of Bricks.

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2020 Stops

July 15-19 – Marion County Fair, Indianapolis

September 11 through 13 – Kiwanis Balloon Fest, Bloomington

September 19 and 20 – Festival of Machines, Conner Prairie

September 28 through 30 – IN Health Assoc. Conf., Lawrenceburg


2019 Stops

April 13 – National History Day State Contest, Indianapolis

April 29 – Jiffy Lube, Carmel

May 10 and 11 – Indy Car Grand Prix, Indianapolis

May 16 through 18 – Aurora Bicentennial, Aurora

June 21 through 23 – Cars & Guitars, Seymour

July 4 through 6 – Haynes-Apperson Festival, Kokomo

July 13 through 15 – White County Fair, Reynolds

July 26 – Rock ‘n’ Cars Live Concert, Sweetwater Pavilion, Fort Wayne

July 27 – Rolling into Roanoke Car Show, Roanoke

Aug. 3 – Greenwood Airport Day, Greenwood

Aug. 9 and 10 – Touch of Dutch, DeMotte

Aug. 31 and September 1 – Lowell Labor Day Fest, Lowell

Sept. 4 – Driven2SaveLives BC39, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

Sept. 6 through 8 – Kiwanis Balloon Fest, Bloomington

Sept. 13 through 15 – South Whitley Fall Festival, South Whitley

Sept. 20 and 21 – Tree City Fall Festival, Greensburg

Sept. 27 through 29 – Hope Heritage Days, Hope

Oct. 11 and 12 – Apple Dumpling Days, Connersville

Oct. 17 through 19 – Fuqua Automotive Customer Appreciation Days, Dunkirk

Oct. 30 through November 1 – FFA Convention, Indianapolis

2018 Stops

May 10 – History Center, Indianapolis

May 11 through 12 – Indianapolis Grand Prix, Indianapolis

May 18 through 20 – Indianapolis 500 Qualifications, Indianapolis

May 25 through 27 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis

June 1 through 3 – Best Week Ever, South Bend

June 23 through 25 – Wayne County Fair, Richmond

June 29 through July 1 – Drive-In at the Ruthmere, Elkhart

July 2 through 7 – Monroe County Fair, Bloomington

July 13 through 15 – Three Rivers Festival, Fort Wayne

July 19 through 21 – Jasper County Fair, Rensselaer

July 26 – Das Dutchman Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In, Middlebury

July 28 – Elkhart County Fair, Goshen

Aug.  4 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, Noblesville

Aug. 17 through 18 – Jubilee Days, Hagerstown

Aug. 25 through 26 – Family Fun Fest, Cedar Lake

Sept. 5 and 6 – Driven2SaveLives BC39, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sept. 7 through 9 – Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest, Bloomington

Sept. 15 through 16 – Festival of Machines, Conner Prairie, Fishers

Sept. 22 through 23 – Atlanta New Earth Festival, Atlanta

Oct. 13 – Convoy of Hope, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds

Oct. 24 through 26 – FFA Convention, Indianapolis Convention Center

2017 Stops

May 6 through 13 – Indiana Historical Society, Downtown Indianapolis

June 3 – CruZionsville, Downtown Zionsville

June 9 through 10 – Plymouth PT Cruz-In, Downtown Plymouth

June 16 through 18 – Marion County Fair, Marion County Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

June 23 through 25 – Goodland Grand Prix, Foster Park, Goodland

June 28 through July 1 – Covington 4th of July Festival, Covington City Park, Covington

July 7 through 9 – Three Rivers Festival, Headwaters Park, Fort Wayne

July 10 through 15 – Howard County 4-H Fair, Greentown Fairgrounds, Greentown

July 28 through 29 – Frankfort Hot Dog Festival, Downtown Courthouse Square, Frankfort

Aug. 19 through 20 – Yellowstone Trail Fest, Starke County Fairgrounds, Hamlet

Sept. 2 – Fly/In Cruise/In, Marion Municipal Airport, Marion

Sept. 11 through 13 – Anderson Public Library, Anderson

Sept. 15 through 16 – Back to the Fifties Festival, Boone County Fairgrounds, Lebanon

Sept. 20 – City of Whiting Cruise Night, Downtown Whiting

Sept. 22 through 24 – Apple Dumpling Days, Downtown Connersville

Sept. 29 through Oct. 1 – Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb, Newport

Oct. 14 – Red Hot Car Show, Main Street, Rochester

Oct. 28 through 29 – Downtown Princeton

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