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Travel to SBC includes tour options

INDIANAPOLIS (BP)–The Indianapolis Zoo and other notable sites around Indianapolis will be featured on tours offered to messengers and their families in conjunction with the June 10-11 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

The tours, by Lew White Tours, will be offered Wednesday, June 11, from noon to 5 p.m. In addition to the zoo and its neighboring botanical gardens, featured sites will include the headquarters of Gospel music legends Bill and Gloria Gaither and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Further tour and registration information can be accessed at www.sbc.net by clicking on the SBC annual meeting link at the right of the page and then on “events,” which links to the tours and the advance purchase information.

“Planning for the SBC annual meeting has been deliberate in our efforts to include activities for the entire family,” convention manager R. Clark Logan Jr. said, “in addition to efforts to facilitate attendees with special needs.”

For those planning to drive, downtown parking rates are $6 to $10 and most hotels charge from $20 to $25 per day. Most hotels in the airport area offer free parking to guests of the hotel.

Shuttles will be available to and from most Indianapolis hotels for the SBC sessions and the Sunday-Monday Pastors’ Conference.

Hotel shuttle tickets will be available at the convention center information desk for $10, with children 12 and under riding free when accompanied by parents who purchase tickets. The first trip from the hotel to the convention center will be complimentary.

Following is a list of hotels with shuttles arranged by the SBC:

— Airport: Adam’s Mark, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Select, Radisson Hotel and Ramada Inn.

— East: Holiday Inn and LaQuinta Inn.

— Downtown: Columbia Club, Hilton Indianapolis, Hilton Garden Inn, Sheraton City Centre, Candlewood Suites, Courtyard by Marriott-Capitol, Holiday Inn Express, Residence Inn and Staybridge Suites.

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