While these venues are open during the week we know you will be in educational sessions and unable to truly experience Indianapolis. Therefore Saturday is reserved for sightseeing options either with a NAYDO group or on your own.
Fun Trolley Tour of the City (see more here)
Advance sign-up direct with company at after January 1, 2019.
The 75 minute tour (without any meals) is fully narrated in a heated/air-conditioned bus. Get a glimpse of what Indy has to offer, including 3 downtown YMCAs:
|Indy Motor Speedway||While River Gardens|
|Lucas Oil Stadium||Indiana State Capital|
|Indiana War Memorial||Indiana State Museum|
|Downtown Indy||Indiana Convention Center|
|EIteljorg Museum of
American Indians & Western Art
|Indiana Repertory Theatre|
|White River State Park||Christ Church Cathedral|
|Indianapolis Zoo||NCAA Hall of Champions|
|Monument Circle||American Legion Mall|
|Indiana Central Canal||Veterans Memorial Plaza|
|Indianapolis Cultural Trail||Victory Field|
|9-11 Memorial||Medal of Honor Memorial|
For History Buffs: The Indian War Memorial Tour includes eight of the sites listed above that commemorate the valor and sacrifice of Hoosier veterans. Free Admission. Call 317-233-0528 or email for more information.
To Celebrate Diversity and Inclusion: Tour of Madame Walker Theatre Center & Indiana Avenue (historic epicenter of black culture in Indy), Dr. Martin Luther King Park & Landmark for Peace/Kennedy King Memorial Tour, LGBI + History Tour
For Sports Lovers:
NCAA Hall of Champions
Saturday, 9:45 am Meet NAYDO Group at Host Y Hospitality Center to walk to venue or go anytime on your own
Pay admission fee onsite: Adults $5; 60+ pay $3. Advance Sign-up on Registration Form Interest List (no payment due)
The NCAA Hall of Champions boasts two-levels of interactive exhibits to engage visitors and create a true-to-life understanding of what it takes to make the grade. On the first level, all 24 NCAA sports are represented and include trivia challenges, current team rankings, video highlights and artifacts donated from colleges around the US. Play, on the second level, is a fully interactive area to compete virtually and hands-on through sports simulators, a 1930s retro gymnasium, ski simulator and more.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Tour
Saturday, 9:00 am Meet NAYDO group at Host Y Hospitality Center for transportation to the Speedway
2018 Admission fee:$30 but no payment due until 2019 prices are announced
Advance Sign-up on Registration Form to determine level of interest
Grounds tours invoive a 60-90 minute visit rich in the history and landmarks of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) Highlights include:
- A narrated bus ride around the famed 2.5 mile track from the perspective of a driver (though at an entirely different speed) culminating in a photo stop a the Yard of Bricks where you can kiss the bricks or get your picture taken in the middle of the track!
- Hall of Fame Museum staff will provide a historical journey through the decades at the Racing Capital of the World ®
- Visit places normally open only to officials, drivers and teams during race events such as the timing-and-scoring suite in the Pagoda, the Media Center, Victory Podium, Gasoline Alley garages and a typical hospitality suite.
- Before or after the bus tour plan a visit to the Hall of Fame Museum to view a 20-minute video on the history of the track, see cars that have won the Indy 500 as well as NASCAR, Formula One as well as a variety of antique passenger cars, race trophies and other memorabilia.