Hoosiers have an undeniable love of racing, automobiles, and engines. Indiana was home to many car manufacturers in the early 1900s. So, it’s no surprise that Southern Indiana should be on every car aficionado’s bucket list. Polish up your chrome and cruise on down:
Over 50 cars and trucks at this free museum. With exotics, classics, muscle cars, race cars, movie and TV cars, and memorabilia, there is always something new on exhibit. The museum also offers a slice of life throughout history with vintage signage and period displays.
Nearby: Otters Baseball at Bosse Field, Tropicana Evansville Casino, Fidel’s Bourbon Bar and Cigar
Get under the hood at the Toyota Indiana Visitors Center and explore the history of Toyota from its early role in the textile industry to its position today as a standard bearer in automotive production and quality. Watch the sparks fly as you take a free tram tour through the Toyota manufacturing facility and observe the Toyota Production System up close.
Nearby: Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail, Silver Spur Splat Paintball, Henager’s Memories & Nostalgia Museum
Catch all of the excitement where NASCAR superstar Jeff Gordon raced as a fourteen-year-old on this 1/4-mile high banked dirt track. Racing enthusiasts can enjoy sprint car racing including the World of Outlaws and open-wheeled modifieds from April through September.
Nearby: Haub Steakhouse, Museum of Coal History, Mistique Winery & Vineyard
Take in a double feature under a blanket of stars at one of the few remaining drive-in theaters in the U.S. See the big stars on the big screen for an affordable night out. Munch on classic theater favorites like popcorn and candy or warm up with a hot cocoa.
Nearby: Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum, Pepper’s Ridge Winery, Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
Pack up the car and get ready for an unforgettable road trip full of mint condition cars, high adrenaline racing, and old-school drive-ins in Southern Indiana.