Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Surrender boredom with today’s Groupon to the Unser Racing Museum in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get museum admission for two adults (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get museum admission for four adults (up to a $40 value).<p>
Children younger than 16 years are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult.
The Unser Racing Museum envelops visitors in the history of racing with hands-on exhibits that span 11,000 square feet of notable racecars, uniforms, and trophies. Displays primarily detail the rubber-burning accomplishments of the Unser family, whose four generations of drivers collectively won the Indianapolis 500 nine times without a single speed boost from a charging bull. As sightseers explore hallowed halls during free tours, interactive video kiosks with button-activated controls dispense interesting tidbits and facts. The showroom contains several fully restored antique vehicles, and a trophy area showcases thousands of unique items and keepsakes from past racing eras. Fans can also sate their own needs for speed in the center’s racing simulator, which employs a replica roadster to mimic breakneck velocities and tight turns.
Unser Racing Museum
With more than 13,000 square feet of automotive artifacts and hands-on exhibits, Unser Racing Museum is dedicated to demystifying America's racing history. The museum focuses on the eponymous Unser family: four generations of racers who have collectively won the Indianapolis 500 nine times. Using this clan of drivers as the jumping-off point, the facility explores industry hallmarks from the first races at Pikes Peak and Indianapolis to the unveiling of modern racing technology. A newly completed annex features a showroom brimming with restored antique cars, including notable pace cars and racecars. The trophy room, meanwhile, houses thousands of pieces of vintage racing memorabilia, uniforms, and awards. Not all of the museum's exhibits are static, however: interactive video kiosks dispense trivia at the touch of a button, and a racing simulator lets visitors grasp the wheel of a replica car and chug a gallon of simulated milk.