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Customized Meeting Experiences from Convention & Visitor Bureaus with 'Up to 1,000' Hotel Rooms.
 
Aberdeen, SD
Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow to Aberdeen!

A long with our top-notch convention facilities and lodging options, we can coordinate tours that your attendees will be talking about long after the meetings end. Storybook Land will have them feeling like kids again, and a visit to the Granary Rural Cultural Center or tour of a Hutterite colony will give them an experience they will never forget. Learn about the community feeding thousands of pheasant sandwiches to hungry soldiers, and how L. Frank Baum, author of the Wizard of Oz, once called Aberdeen home. Attendees can see a waterski show, enjoy live music, and so much more in Aberdeen!
 
Beachwood, OH 
The Word, The Workout & The Wine

Approximately 90 people will sample the exhibits at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and learn how Americans have united against hatred and discrimination to build a more tolerant, diverse culture. Then it's workout time at one of Beachwood's innovative exercise options: hard-rockin'/low-impact strength training at Corus45, an invigorating CycleBar ride, or the tranquil and wheelchair-accessible nature path at Beachwood's City Park. After freshening up, attendees will dine on avant-garde variations of classic Italian recipes at Giovanni's Ristorante, whose wine cellar boasts more than 550 selections and has earned the "Wine Spectator" Grand Award.
 

Belleville, IL
Celebrate your meetings with Belleville's German Holiday Hospitality

"Gemuttsichkest" (A German Welcome) reigns supreme in Belleville, Illinois, just 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. Small to large meeting groups love to visit during Belleville's Holidays with over 35 special holiday events which include the Christkindlmarkt (Outdoor German Christmas Market), horse-drawn trolley rides, the Gingerbread Walk, craft fairs, concerts, candlelight house tours, and the 50th Shrine Annual "Way of Lights" display to name just a few. Among our many shops and restaurant is the famous Hofbrauhaus for authentic German food and entertainment. 

 
Boon County, IA
Ride the Rails

The Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is an amazing experience and the biggest attraction in Boone County, IA. This attraction brings tourist to have an experience of a lifetime which they will not get anywhere else. The train travels over the 156' Bass Point Creek High Bridge. The breathtaking view overlooks the Des Moines River Valley. The Chinese steam locomotive, dinner trains, and special events, such as Day Out with Thomas and the Santa Express, offer fun for everyone.

 
Brookings, SD
Choose an itinerary or mix and match to make your perfect experience

Bring your crew to Brookings, South Dakota! Our vivacious community offers a variety of things to do between sessions and after hours. Whether hosting a large state conference or mini meeting, we invite you to taste a piece a Brookings, experience our local gems, or bond as a team climbing the 170+ steps to the top of the Coughlin Campanile. The Brookings Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is your first stop to making plans. Take a tour through our community with the Brookings Great 8 Passport. You'll explore unique eats, one-of-a-kind museums, and acres of beautiful flowers. Don't stress about where to take the team, explore our Trip Itineraries for daily inspiration, things to do, and more. 

 
Carthage, MO
Reminisce along Historic Route 66

Experience the unique crossroad of history, art, and inspiration in Carthage, MO, located on Historic Route 66. Your group will enjoy Civil War history, small town charm, historic homes, and an eclectic city square with impressive county court house. Explore the many galleries and Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens during the day and enjoy unique dining options, like Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre, by night. Make time for your group to slow down and enjoy time along Route 66.

 
Cedar Falls, IA
"Float your Boat" with a glow float!

Conduct your business at one of our two new conference centers by day, and then get out on the water and see things in a new light by night! 
Professional tour guide, Jeremiah Schwake provides kayaks and stand up paddle boards with L.E.D. light kits, offering an enjoyable and memorable experience you'll be telling your friends about for a while! All levels are welcome and the charge is around $30/board or kayak.


 
Manchester, IA
Whitewater, Trails, and Breweries, oh my!

A special retreat accommodating up to 15 guests is the Midwest's largest Whitewater Park. Set the backdrop for an outdoor meeting under the open-air pavilion in Manchester, Iowa. After your morning meetings, experience the whitewater, take a stroll on the riverfront trail, or float down the Maquoketa River.
Later, clean up at the shelter and shop downtown. Spend the evening sipping a craft beer from Franklin Street Brewing Company, or grabbing a bite and drink on the patio of Riverbend Pub. Large groups might head to Boulder's Inn & Suites while smaller groups can make themselves at home at Sister Hill Inn.
 
Detroit Lakes, MN
Nationally recognized, Flint Hills Resort located in beautiful Detroit Lakes, MN

An award-winning resort in the heart of Minnesota lakes country, Fair Hills Resort combines a meeting location with a vacation getaway. From scratch-cooked entrées and gourmet desserts to a wide assortment of beverages and cocktails, this resort can cater to all groups from any of their five conference rooms, all lake-side. The Big Pelican Cruise Ship also provides a unique opportunity to view Pelican Lake while offering narrated cruises, as well as full cocktail and meal service while on board. Fair Hills Resort is conveniently located only 15 minutes from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota and 45 minutes from Fargo, North Dakota. 

 
Elkhart Lake, WI
Karting Adventure at Road America

Road America's most popular group adventure program begins with a short instruction by professional racing instructors on the operation of the karts, track etiquette, and safety. During the track tour, instructors explain handling and braking techniques for each corner of the course. Then the fun begins, and participants are split into groups and sent out for on-track karting sessions utilizing karts capable of speeds near 40mph. A great teambuilding experience for any group. 
 
Grafton, IL
Experience Unforgettable Views & Adventures

Breathtaking panoramic views overlooking the mighty Illinois and Mississippi rivers await those who travel to Aerie's Resort in Grafton, IL. Impress your stakeholders with flexible meeting space for 300+ with integrated audiovisual system and spectacular views indoors and out. Relax and unwind in comfortable terrace lodging rooms and suites. Eat, drink, and be merry with award-winning wines, indoor and outdoor dining, and a full-service restaurant. Soar through the treetops hundreds of feet above the scenic hills on a 7-line, two-hour guided canopy tour. Rise over the Mississippi bluffs in the brand-new Grafton Sky Tour aerial lift (opening soon).

 
Janesville, WI
Meetings and Retreats at Rotary Botanical Garden, in Janesville, WI, Inspire Creativity

When you meet at Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin you'll be surrounded by inspirational beauty and splendor. Perfect for groups from 10 to 250, the gardens offers four individual rooms, with separate access which expand to create customized spaces for conventions or banquets. The stunning atrium provides natural lighting and a breath-taking view of the gardens, creating a convenient area for a reception with a coat room, gift shop, and restroom facilities close at hand. The atmosphere is calming and quiet, with access to 25 internationally themed botanical gardens to stimulate the mind and create an inspiring, creative, and productive environment.

 
Kearney, NE
Experience a meeting 50 feet above the United States busiest road

Ever experienced a meeting hosted over the top of the United States busiest Interstate?
The Archway in Kearney offers that unique perspective from above Interstate 80.  It is situated near the spot where the Oregon, California, and Mormon Trails converged to form the Great Platte River Road through the land that would later become Nebraska.  Visitors are often greeted by costumed characters in the roles of mountain men or U.S. Marshals.
The Archway can host events up to 150 people inside or outside including a picnic area at the trail head of a 13-mile hiking and biking trail.

 
Shipshewana, IN
Simplicity Creates Connectedness

Welcome to a place of simple activities; people watching, farmer's markets, buggy rides, antiquing, flea markets, museum hopping, swimming, canoeing, performances of notables from around the country, and special events which dot the year.
Shipshewana, IN welcomes hundreds of Meetings, Retreats, Reunions, RV Rallies, Conventions, and Events from all over the country. An ideal location for high quality, great value, and exceptional service offering many gorgeous, yet simple venues for your next meeting & convention. Unique venues, various lodging options, and welcoming communities packed with activities round out your experience! While in Shipshewana, IN you will find intriguing attractions, Amish culture, and treasure-filled shops.

 
Norfolk, NE
Heeeeere's Johnny! Johnny Carson Tour

Norfolk, Nebraska is Johnny Carson's hometown. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of Carson's boyhood home, or, take a guided Tour of the Carson Gallery at Elkhorn Valley Museum which includes an extensive group of items which Johnny himself chose to exhibit in his hometown.
Snap a picture with Johnny at his Tonight Show desk and enjoy an impersonator's portrayal of 'the young' Johnny and get an up-close look at the Carson mural in beautiful Downtown Norfolk.
Order the 'Great Carson Burger' at a local restaurant (A burger named after Johnny's first magician name). You won't be disappointed here.

 
Oshkosh, WI
Promote leisure with Loos Cruises

Your meeting and event could promote a sense of leisure, as it did for The Miss Wisconsin Organization who brought 40 of their 2019 contestants to Oshkosh for several meetings and a pageant. While in Oshkosh, they were treated to a lovely paddle wheel boat cruise on their arrival night which allowed them to meet privately while seeing the sights of Oshkosh from the water. Everyone who participated enjoyed the leisurely ride with Loos Cruises on a beautiful, warm Oshkosh evening. It was a positively memorable event and you can give this to your group too!

 
Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee's brewing past sets the stage for your future meeting

Check into the historic Pabst building Brewhouse Inn & Suites with original brew kettles, before heading to the Kettle Atrium opening reception with pub fare and brews.
Sessions start in Venue Forty Two, then expand into Glass + Griddle restaurant. The day ends all under the same roof with beers and tours from Milwaukee Brewing Company.
Picture a keynote in Best Place, where Pabst's original office overlooks the event space. The party continues in Best Place's idyllic courtyards surrounded by ivy-covered stone walls. The after party at the brewery's chapel turned beer hall Pabst MKE rounds out your Brewery District meeting.

 
LeClaire, IA
Adopt a barrel from Mississippi River Distilling Company (MRDC)

Adopt your 30-gallon collectable barrel the year of your meeting or use it as a pre-promotion tool by adopting it a year ahead so the whiskey has been aged a year and ready to bottle when your meeting is held in the Quad Cities. (Visit Quad Cities can assist with a pre-promotion video of the barrel getting ready to age.) A 30-gallon collectable barrel is branded with your event or company logo for a one-of-a-kind experience. MRDC can set up a tasting at your venue so you can sample their locally made spirits along with a short presentation about their locally grown-to-glass philosophy. Or come to the distillery for a tasting and to see the bottling in action for a unique off-site function.

 
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Choose Your Favorite Customized Meeting Experience from CVBs with 'Up to 1,000' hotel rooms
Follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow to Aberdeen!
The Word, The Workout & The Wine in Beachwood, Ohio
Celebrate your meetings with Belleville's German Holiday Hospitality
Ride the rails in Boone County, IA
Choose an itinerary or mix and match to make your perfect experience in Brookings, SD
Reminisce along Historic Route 66 in Carthage, MO
"Float your Boat" with a glow float in Cedar Falls, Iowa!
Whitewater, Trails, and Breweries, oh my! in Manchester, IA
Nationally recognized, Flint Hills Resort located in beautiful Detroit Lakes, MN
Karting Adventure at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, WI
Experience Unforgettable Views & Adventures in Grafton, IL
Meetings and Retreats at Rotary Botanical Garden, in Janesveille, WI, Inspire Creativity
Experience a meeting 50 feet above the United States busiest road, in Kearney, NE
Simplicity creates connectedness in Shipshewana, IN
Heeeeere's Johnny! Johnny Carson Tour in Norfolk, NE
Promote leisure with Loos Cruises in Oshkosh, WI
Milwaukee's brewing past sets the stage for your future meeting
Adopt a barrel from Mississippi River Distilling Company (MRDC), in LeClaire, IA
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Customized Meeting Experiences from Convention & Visitor Bureaus with 1,001-5,000 Hotel Rooms.
 
Lexington, OH
Thrill Attendees on the Racetrack at The Mid-Ohio School

Spend the day at the iconic Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a Group Driving Experience. Put your attendees in a car on the racetrack and let them feel the excitement of live motorsports with The Mid-Ohio School. Build teams, offer incentives, strengthen relationships, and entertain clients during this exhilarating on-track Customized Meeting Experience. Your instructors are accomplished, professional racing drivers. If business needs to be combined with fun, spend half the day on the track and half day in the tower meeting room with a bird's eye view of the track as the backdrop for your meeting. Group size: under 30.

 

Eau Claire, WI
Get Hooked on K-U-B-B 

Kubb. It's a Nordic game, but it's taken root in the United States, especially in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, known as the "Kubb Capital of North America." Kubb is a game of skill, strategy, and luck. A game that can be enjoyed and played by people of all ages. After a full day of meetings with your colleagues, get together and kick back with a friendly, yet competitive game of "night kubb" under the string lights at River Prairie Park. Local kubb enthusiasts will likely stop by with a few pointers on how to play the game, or at the very least to share a local brew.

 

Evansville, IN
Your Free, Customizable Adventure Awaits You and Your Family

The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau is excited to share all of the things that make our community the best option to host your event! We welcome you to tour our region for FREE. Your all expenses paid trip includes the opportunity to attend 3 events and attractions, a 3-day/2-night stay, meals for you, a guest or your family. Along with your free trip, you'll receive a personalized site tour of our featured and unique offsite venues. Your free Evansville adventure awaits! This trip is not a FAM tour as it is designed for an individual planner and their guest or family.

 

Lawrence, KS
Private Ramen Noodle-Making Demo & Happy Hour

At Ramen Bowls noodle shop in Lawrence, Kansas, groups of up to 60 attendees will learn about the history of Japanese ramen and its history and growth in the US.
The demos take place in front of their Japanese noodle machine, and they encourage guests to enjoy Japanese sake, a variety of Island beers, as well as some non-alcoholic guri guri (A Filipino-style slushie) while they're listening. Guests will watch noodles being made, which they can later enjoy in their own ramen bowls. Each demo is just 15-20 minutes long, leaving plenty of time to eat, drink, and socialize!
 

Fox Cities, WI
All-Star Events at an All-Star Venue

You're sure to hit a home run when you host your next meeting or group event at Fox Cities Stadium. With multiple rooms and venue configurations, groups from 10-2,500+ will experience a fully-catered, interactive event, baseball and non-baseball fans alike will enjoy. After a day of meetings, head into the Ball Park and cheer on the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers; an award-winning Class 'A' Baseball team.
 


Minneapolis Northwest, MN
Only in Minneapolis Northwest will You Find Both Topgolf and WhirlyBall

Each of these experiences is guaranteed to take your memorable meeting to a whole new level. Experience Topgolf's unique twist on a driving range or WhirlyBall's twist on bumper cars and lacrosse. Both venues offer designated meeting space and can accommodate groups of a few people to hundreds. The Minneapolis Northwest Tourism team would love to show you these thrilling activities and assist with your event-planning needs. We provide groups with welcome totes and area guides, and our services and swag are always complimentary. Ask about our Event Assistance Fund to help with your meeting expenses.
 

Dubuque, IA
Dine with Ghosts... and Walk, Talk, and Play Catch Too

30 years ago they built, and annually more than 70,000 people come to see it. The Field of Dreams Movie Site is an Iowa icon, and it's located right here in Dubuque County. Private group experiences include meeting Ghost Players (some of whom were in the movie), a dinner under the famous oak trees, tours of the iconic home, and the chance to hit a ball and run the bases. July - October is the perfect time for an event here, as the corn is tall and the site is just as guests remember it from the movie. It has been built... now you need to come!
 


Canton, OH
Experience a side of the Pro Football Hall of Fame the public doesn't see.

Enjoy a custom, VIP behind the scenes presentation from the Pro Football Hall of Fame archives which highlights favorite teams and players of your choice. Then, meet and greet with a Hall of Famer while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Head into the event center for dinner, followed by a personal tour of the museum. Continue the evening in the luxury Club Lounge at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium or on the field for an interactive lesson in "The Game." Conclude the night with dessert overlooking the campus atop the luxury Sky Terrace. 
 

Hendricks County, IN
Complement any Conference or Meeting with a Customized Make & Mingle Experience

This after-hours event begins at the CRG Event Center inside The Shops at Perry Crossing, an open-concept, outdoor lifestyle center, in Hendricks County, IN. On the second floor overlooking the parkway, guests can sample an array of tastes from a popular Indiana restauranteur. Various DIY stations also allow guests to choose make-n-takes from local artisans and businesses featuring an 'Indiana Home' project, hand-stamped metal tag, and more. Complete your Make & Mingle party with a walkable, dine-around experience at some of our best local eateries inside Perry Crossing.
 

Waukesha Pewaukee, WI
Meet the Amazing Treasure Hunt...

Ahoy Matey's! When you bring your group to meet in Waukesha Pewaukee, WI, let us take you on an exciting adventure of exploration! Your group will break into teams, working to solve clues which will challenge their athletic abilities, savor some tasty local treats, and tackle adrenaline-filled experiences, all while testing their knowledge, skills, and endurance! But not so fast, a few surprises await each team before the next clue comes your way. So join us for some yo-ho-ho! when in Southeast Wisconsin. Maximum group size: 75
 
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Select your choice for CVBs with 1,001 to 5,000 rooms

Lexington, OH Thrill Attendees on the Racetrack at The Mid-Ohio Schoo
Eau Claire, WI Get Hooked on K-U-B-B
Evansville, IN Your Free, Customizable Adventure Awaits Yyou and Your Family
Lawrence, KS Private Ramen Noodle-Making Demo & Happy Hour
Fox Cities, WI All-Star Events at an All-Star Venue
Minneapolis Northwest, MN Only in Minneapolis Northwest will You Find Both Topgolf and WhirlyBall
Dubuque, IA Dine with Ghosts - and Walk, Talk, and Play Catch Too
Canton, OH Experience a side of the Pro Football Hall of Fame the public doesn't see.
Hendricks County, IN Complement any Conference or Meeting with a Customized Make & Mingle Experience
Waukesha Pewaukee, WI Meet the Amazing Treasure Hunt...
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Customized Meeting Experiences from Convention & Visitor Bureaus 5,000+ Hotel Rooms.
 
Fargo-Moorhead, ND
Norse of Normal, A Viking Experience

Just over the bridge from downtown Fargo, you and 40-60 attendees can become a Viking for a day in Moorhead, MN! Venture back in history at the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center, home to the Hjemkomst Viking ship that sailed from Duluth, MN to Olso, Norway. Outside the Center, visit the 12th Century Hopperstad Stave Church replica. The acoustics are ideal for a local quartet or jazz combo to serenade your guests. Lastly, a floating dock is ready to load your attendees onto the Mighty Red River in a kayak, canoe, or a leisurely pontoon ride.
 
Akron, OH
Let Youthful Hearts Race at Derby Downs

Akron, Ohio is home to Derby Downs, the final hill upon which All-American Soap Box Derby Championships' racers, from around the globe, compete for the world title. So, how cool would it be for meeting and convention delegates to race "the hill" during their visit to Akron? Answer: It's very cool and very doable. The Akron/Summit CVB has coordinated this once-in-a-lifetime experience for numerous groups convening in Greater Akron, OH, many of which have also secured the Swensons food truck to serve up their infamous burgers, salads, and sides! Oooh, to be a kid again... and you can on Derby Downs in Akron!

 
Heritage Corridor, IL
A Picture Worth 1,000 Words at Your Next Event 

When having a meeting in the Heritage Corridor, you'll truly have a scenic experience that's worthy of a selfie (or a group of selfies). When having a meeting at the Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, meeting attendees can escape and enjoy the amazing natural scenery - including seasonal waterfalls, inspiring canyons, and amazing sandstone bluffs. Office workers can turn into nature trekkers (and snap memorable Instagram photos at the same time).

 
Springfield, MO
Party with Fish and Dive with Sharks

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium in Springfield, MO, will lure guests to your reception where they are surrounded by thousands of exotic fish in huge aquariums. Ethereal jellyfish, adorable sea horses, and many other species of marine life are showcased throughout the facility, creating a fascinating backdrop which sparks conversations and helps people get to know one another. Up to 1,000 can attend an event at WOW. An exciting option is to participate in the Out to Sea Shark Dive, allowing guests to go underwater in a metal cage where they are face-to-face with sharks and other huge creatures.

 
Omaha, NE
Overnight Safari in North America's Largest Indoor Rainforest

In Omaha, your group can enjoy an overnight safari in the largest indoor rainforest in North America - no passport required. From the forest floor to the jungle canopy, groups from 25 to 60 can spend the night in a tropical environment like no other. Roaring waterfalls, a swinging rope bridge, and look-out peak provide incredible ways to interact with more than 90 species of animals in their natural habitat. A gourmet dinner, drinks, breakfast, and a special animal visit are included. It's a one-of-a-kind adventure in one of the best wild animal habitats on the planet.

 
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Events Win in Wisconsin Dells with the Amazing Wilderness Race. 

This fun-filled, teambuilding experience, designed specifically for business events, utilizes a multitude of attractions at the Wilderness Resort in creative ways to encourage communication and relationship building in a friendly and competitive atmosphere. The race is designed around a series of pit stops and obstacles which each team is required to complete. Teams of 6-10 players navigate the resort with a customized race map. After the completion of each activity, teams receive a stamp in their passport and move on to the next activity. Incorporating this race into your event is a breeze, with the expert facilitation of the Wilderness staff. This experience builds strong team bonds and lasting memories.  

 
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Select your choice for CVBs with 5,000+ rooms
Fargo-Moorhead, ND Norse of Normal, A Viking Experience
Akron, OH Let Youthful Hearts Race at Derby Downs
Heritage Corridor, IL A Picture Worth 1,000 Words at Your Next Event
Springfield, MO Party with Fish and Dive with Sharks
Omaha, NE Overnight Safari in North America's Largest Indoor Rainforest
Wisconsin Dells, WI Events Win in Wisconsin Dells with the Amazing Wilderness Race
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