Explore Indianapolis - Group and Solo Activities

Explore Indy Options - See Indianapolis With Your GCC Colleagues or On Your Own

As part of our 2023 Annual Conference in Indianapolis, we hope you come early or stay late.

But whatever you do don’t miss seeing Indy! 

From urban and green to historic and artsy, Indianapolis has something for everyone. Don’t believe us, check out this track:

GCC Group Excursions/Events on Friday

Note: For all of these, you will require your own transportation via Uber, Lyft, etc - though we encourage carpooling and arranging travel via the Whova app (once available)

Indianapolis Motor Speedway—A View from the Top Tour
This is your chance to see what the winners see! From atop Victory Podium, you can stand in the footsteps of past Indy 500 winners, overlooking the racetrack, the scoring pylon, and the famous Yard of Bricks.  This experience includes a 30-minute guided tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with stops at Victory Podium and the iconic Pagoda. After visiting Victory Lane, you’ll travel to the top of the 153-foot-tall Pagoda for a breathtaking view of the Speedway and the surrounding downtown skyline.
Date: June 30th
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Cost: $25.00 (Adults), $15.00 (Youth) - Attendees will pay the day of at IMS, but must register below to be counted as part of this group tour
Group Size: Maximum of 20 attendees
Lucas Oil Stadium Behind the Scenes Tour
Ever wanted to get a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL stadium? Well look no further than Lucas Oil Stadium, the state-of-the-art multipurpose facility located in downtown Indianapolis! Here you will learn a little bit about the history of the building, the architecture, and the different events that the building has hosted.
Date: June 30th
Time: 4:00 pm Eastern Time
Cost: Free to those who register using the link below (GCC will be paying the fee for this tour)
Group Size: Maximum of 25 attendees
Newfield’s—A place for nature and the Arts including the Indianapolis Art Museum.
Date: June 30th
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Cost: $16.00 (attendees will need to register using the link below and pay in advance; the GCC will purchase your admission as a group)
Admissions includes: Self-guided tour and IMA Galleries and Garden
Group Size: Maximum of 20 attendees

Registration for Any of these Group Excursions

If you are interested in attending any of these, you must register in advance using the link below.  If you have any questions, contact us at info@gradcareerconsortium.org.

Register here for a group excursion

And be sure to register separately for our 2023 Annual Conference here

Explore Indy on your own

Museums and Attractions

Restaurants and Neighborhoods

Additional Tourism Links

NOTE: Inclusion of a restaurant or business above does not mean that the GCC endorses these particular locations.  These are here for your reference and consideration.  There are many additional options in the Indianapolis area that you are welcome to explore and consider.