Twin Cities Motor Speedway

First planned to be built to the north of St Paul, Twin Cities Motor Speedway was eventually built in 1915 to the west of Fort Snelling. It was a 2 mile concrete oval which cost $900,000 to build, yet on the 17th July 1917 it was already hosting its last race. The Twin City Aero Club then used the flat infield as a landing area, and in 1921 it was renamed Wold-Chamberlain after two local World War I pilots. It was developed into Minneapolis and St Paul's International Airport.