Spouse/Guest Activities, Attractions, and Information


Hospitality Room

A designated area in the convention center will be established to provide information about and directions to attractions and restaurants. This will also be the primary location to enjoy refreshments, meet friends, and congregate for organized tours.


Organized Tours

Various organized tours for spouses and children are available throughout the week. Please see the reverse side of this form for registration fees and deadlines.


Wednesday, July 25

The Children’s Museum: A world-class museum for the young and young at heart, where you will discover, create, and imagine. Inside you can visit the science center, a planetarium, playscape, the center for arts exploration, or the CineDome. You can even ride on an antique carousel.


Zionsville: A quaint and quiet village on the northwest fringe of Indianapolis with over 50 shops lining the fabled brick street. Merchandise there includes unique fashion boutiques, vintage antiques, and artwork by local artists, some of whom will be available to talk about their work.


Thursday, July 26

Open for shopping or exploring Indianapolis on your own.


Spouses Luncheon: Please register on the general meeting registration form. The luncheon will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott.


Friday, July 27

Connor Prairie: A living history museum recognized for its authenticity and entertainment. The three unique features of the open-air museum are the 1836 Prairietown Village, the William Connor Estate, and the Pioneer Adventure area. You’ll also find exhibits, theater, gift shop, and restaurant.


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum: Not only can you ride around the famous 2 ˝ -mile oval track, you’ll also encounter a wonderful collection of race cars and history of the Indianapolis 500 held every Memorial Day Weekend. The track also is home to the Brickyard 400 in August, a Nascar race, and a recently incorporated Formula One event.


Saturday, July 28

Open for shopping or exploring Indianapolis on your own.


Symphony on the Prairie: For those who choose to stay, Symphony on the Prairie, a popular summer attraction in Indianapolis, is offered. The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra moves its concert stage to a natural amphitheater at Connor Prairie, where those attending enjoy a catered picnic and the sweet sounds of music under the stars.


Other Attractions

White River State Park: Indiana’s first urban state park is a wonderful educational and recreational oasis in the heart of the city, located just 3 blocks from the Convention Center. Some of the highlights of the park include the Indianapolis Zoo, White River Gardens, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, IMAX Theater, the NCAA Hall of Champions, Victory Field Baseball Park, Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, the River Promenade, and the central canal, where you can walk, jog, or skate along the waterway that runs through the park. You might even decide to rent a paddleboat. It is anticipated that a packet of tickets to all of the venues in the park will be available for purchase, which will allow you to visit any of these attractions during your stay in Indianapolis.


Downtown Indianapolis: Other features in downtown and within walking distance include Circle Center Mall, an upscale shopping mall featuring such stores as Nordstroms, Parisian, and many others plus theaters and a video arcade. Also, you’ll find interesting the Monument Circle; a Civil War Museum; the restored theater on the circle (now home to the Indianapolis Symphony); the RCA Dome, which has daily tours; Pan Am Plaza, where you can ice skate even in the middle of summer; Union Station; and many others.



Children are welcome on the organized tours if accompanied by an adult.


Childcare Options
For those attendees requiring childcare services, please contact one of the two groups listed below. While either group may be able to accommodate last-minute reservations, it is strongly recommended that you contact them in advance of the meeting to coordinate your childcare needs to ensure sitter availability. This information will also be available in the Hospitality Room of the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Sitters to the Rescue, Inc.
7203 N. Pennsylvania Street.
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Ms. Nancy Reiter, President
Phone: 317-257-7999
FAX: 317-251-9774
E-mail: sttr24@aol.com

Offering high quality, well-screened professional babysitters available to Indianapolis residents and visitors. Services for children of all ages are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week at either a family's home or a visitor's hotel room. They are also available to entertain groups of children at a designated location of during kid-oriented guided tours of Indianapolis.

Unique 7 Christian Academy and Child Care
5615 W. 22nd Street
Indianapolis, IN 46224
Ms. Carlene Moore-Archie, Executive Director
Phone: 317-484-4777
FAX: 317-484-0077

Providing childcare 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Nanny, convention, and special event child care services also available.


Teen Activities

Teens will also find many inviting activities in or near downtown Indianapolis in addition to the organized tours. These include Stefan Johansson Indoor Kart Racing, indoor paint ball, ice skating, Circle Center video arcade, NCAA sport museum, baseball at Victory Field, and dinning at Hard Rock Café or Jillians.


For more information, contact the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association at

(800) 958-INDY.