In this edition of Free Yourself Friday, we're proud to feature Indianapolis, Indiana, where Vaco has provided expert consulting, permanent placement, executive search, and strategic staffing for more than five years.
Yes, we specialize in talent & solutions, but most importantly, we help people find freedom. We believe in the power of an entrepreneurial spirit, staying team focused, and true work-life balance.
So whether you find yourself in Indiana for business or you're just passing through, we've got five of the top places to Free Yourself in Indianapolis (recommended by our Indy Vaco natives, themselves)!
1. Indianapolis Motor Speedway
The event, billed as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, is considered part of the Triple Crown of Motorsport, which comprises three of the most prestigious motorsports events in the world, also including the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The official attendance is not disclosed by Speedway management, but the permanent seating capacity is upwards of 250,000, and infield patrons raise the race-day attendance to approximately 300,000. - Matt Raymond, Managing Partner at Vaco Indianapolis
2. Indianapolis Zoo
Walk with the flamingos, go face-to-face with a tiger, touch a shark – the unique animal encounters available for everyone make the Indianapolis Zoo a must on your Indianapolis list. With five different animal habitat biomes to explore, guests will enjoy their visit year round, no matter what the weather is like outside. The Zoo is also home to the world's largest Orangutan Center. -Erika Hanyzewski, Vaco Recruiter
3. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. It is located at 3000 North Meridian Street in the United Northwest Area neighborhood of the city. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is 472,900 square feet with five floors of exhibit halls and receives more than one million visitors annually. Its collection of over 120,000 artifacts and exhibit items is divided into three domains: the American Collection, the Cultural World Collection, and the Natural World Collection. Among the exhibits are a simulated Cretaceous dinosaur habitat, a carousel, and a steam locomotive. The museum's focus is family learning; most exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing children and families to actively participate. -Lisa Harris, Vaco Recruiter & Eric Mason, Vaco Recruiter
4. White River State Park
White River State Park boasts world-class attractions and destinations that offer distinctive experiences for every interest and visitor! Yes, you will find greenspaces, trails, trees and waterways that you expect at any state park. In addition, you will find cultural, educational, and recreational attractions and events. White River State Park offers a bundled package of recreation with major attractions including the Lawn at White River State Park, Victory Field, Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Museum and NCAA Hall of Champions. -Nicole Osbun, Vaco Client Associate
5. Sporting Event – Colts/Pacers
Colts: Lucas Oil Stadium is a state-of-the-art retractable roof multi-purpose venue which features spectacular views of the downtown Indianapolis skyline. The stadium seats over 63,000 for football games and other events and also boasts a FieldTurf in-fill playing surface, 7 lockers rooms, operable north window, dual two-level club lounges, 137 suites (including 8 at field level), retractable sideline seating, large video boards, ribbon boards, spacious concourses, exhibit halls and meeting rooms. - Lisa Casteran, Vaco Recruiter
Pacers: The home of the NBA Pacers and World Champion WNBA Fever has been recognized as the finest NBA basketball arena in the country by Sports Business Journal. This retro-style fieldhouse in the heart of downtown also serves as a prime location for meetings and events of all types year-round, from rodeos and concerts to parties and ice skating. - Mike Smith, Vaco Executive Recruiter