The Indiana State Fair is "gearing up" (pun totally intended) for this year's event and it will feature a few iconic vehicles from movies and TV shows we grew up with.

Indiana State Fair to Feature Batmobile and Other Iconic Cars During Special Exhibit

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This year's theme for the Fair is "Fun at the Speed of Summer" which is designed to celebrate the state's automotive history and contributions to the automobile industry. Part of that celebration includes a special exhibit called, "World of Speed!" The exhibit will feature the original Batmobile (pictured at the top) from the TV series starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader that ran for three seasons from 1966 to 1968, along with ECTO-1, the iconic hearse transformed into a ghost-busting machine by Bill Murray, Dan Akroid, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson in the original Ghostbusters film and brought back to life in last year's sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife. The exhibit will also feature the grooviest crime-solving van recognized by kids and adults of all ages, The Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo.

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In addition to those famous vehicles, each of which is considered stars of their respective shows and movies, "World of Speed!" will also feature a collection of classic cars from the early 1900s that all have ties to the Hoosier State, and a hands-on experience called, "SPEED: Science in Motion" that will allow you to see how you stack up against the competition as a Formula-1 race car driver.

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Of course, no celebration of Indiana's impact on the automotive world would be complete without a nod to "the greatest spectacle in racing," the Indy 500.

Indiana State Fair Ticket Information

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This year's Indiana State Fair will be open Wednesdays through Sundays beginning July 29th and will continue until August 21st at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. Tickets are $10 per person and are available now through the Fair's website. Kids five and under are admitted for free. That $10 gives you access to the "World of Speed!" exhibit as well as all the other events planned throughout the Fair, including all the concerts that will take place on the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage featuring artists from a number of different genres.

[Source: Indiana State Fairgrounds & Events Center]

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