Midwest US Meeting & Event Planning City Guide

Starting with the meetings powerhouse of Chicago, many Midwest U.S meeting and event planning destinations (which includes the rest of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Kansas), tend to be business-oriented. But even with those criteria, Midwest meeting and event planning locations display diversity. In fact, from Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry to Indiana’s Studebaker Museum to Detroit’s Motown Museum, meeting and event planning in the Midwest demonstrates America's signature innovations.

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Midwest US Meeting Destinations

Branson, MO

Branson, MO

In Branson, a vacation destination made famous Roy Clark and a host of country entertainers, meeting and event planning includes dozens of theaters and a Hollywood Wax Museum.

Hotels84
Total Sleeping Rooms11,653
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
658
Convention Ctr Space220,000 Sq. Ft.

Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids, IA

Planning meetings and events in Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, means having a choice of cultural venues like the Rapid City Museum of Art.

Hotels30
Total Sleeping Rooms2,632
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
267
Convention Ctr Space80,000 Sq. Ft.

Chicago Loop, IL

Chicago Loop, IL

Chicago Loop, with its revamped Grant Park, is the heart of the Windy City; meeting and event planning here include Art Institute of Chicago.

Hotels20
Total Sleeping Rooms8,452
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space35,000 Sq. Ft.

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

Chicago meeting and event planning sites aren't all business: green spaces, green initiatives and thriving culture give guests plenty to gush about. Two airports and superb public transport make it easy to get here and get around.

Hotels145
Total Sleeping Rooms42,491
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
2,019
Convention Ctr Space3,200,000 Sq. Ft.

Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH

A riverside city ringed by seven hills, Cincinnati is a Midwest mecca for meeting and event planning. From giant Music Hall to private dining rooms in the Contemporary Arts Center, this city has all that planners need and more.

Hotels214
Total Sleeping Rooms24,394
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
872
Convention Ctr Space-

Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH

Rock and roll was born in Cleveland, and this musical town – lapped by Lake Erie – is a favored destination for planning meetings and events. Hotels abound, restaurants serve exotic dishes and nightlife resounds.

Hotels33
Total Sleeping Rooms32,746
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space225,000 Sq. Ft.

Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH

A vibrant metropolis with a Midwest flavor, Columbus combines tall skyscrapers with meandering parkland and lively public markets. Planning meetings and events – for guest lists from 20 to 20,000 – is a breeze.

Hotels125
Total Sleeping Rooms15,704
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
633
Convention Ctr Space1,700,000 Sq. Ft.

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines, IA

The insurance capital of the west, Iowa's Des Moines is fast becoming a destination for meeting and event planning. A four-mile skywalk links downtown meeting venues with hotels, shops and restaurants.

Hotels35
Total Sleeping Rooms4,047
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
21
Convention Ctr Space226,000 Sq. Ft.

Detroit, MI

Detroit, MI

Accessible and affordable, Detroit's meeting and event planning sector is increasingly attractive. This modern riverside city is home to several global corporations, including General Motors and KPMG.

Hotels25
Total Sleeping Rooms5,930
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,298
Convention Ctr Space178,446 Sq. Ft.

Fort Wayne, IN

Fort Wayne, IN

Meeting and event planning in Fort Wayne mean having access to half the U.S. population, two convention centers, and multiple hotels and event venues.

Hotels37
Total Sleeping Rooms3,489
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space225,000 Sq. Ft.

Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI

Planning meetings and events Grand Rapids has gotten easier, thanks to the DeVos Place, but as the headquarters for Amway International, this small town is used to entertaining groups of all sizes.

Hotels42
Total Sleeping Rooms5,338
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
682
Convention Ctr Space240,000 Sq. Ft.

Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI

Wisconsin's Green Bay is an attractive option for regional meeting and event planning, since its major sports stadium, wineries and microbreweries double as venues for group special events.

Hotels34
Total Sleeping Rooms3,502
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
353
Convention Ctr Space-

Indianapolis, IN

Indianapolis, IN

Revitalization efforts in Indianapolis have upped the ante for those planning meetings and events in this Midwest city. With this turnaround, hotels, shopping and entertainment are booming.

Hotels157
Total Sleeping Rooms20,355
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,005
Convention Ctr Space556,000 Sq. Ft.

Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, MO

Recent renovations and an expanded Convention Center have elevated Kansas City in the meeting and event planning world. Suddenly, the city’s impressive spaces and non-traditional meeting venues are harder than ever to book. Plan early!

Hotels103
Total Sleeping Rooms15,136
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
983
Convention Ctr Space800,000 Sq. Ft.

La Crosse,WI

La Crosse,WI

Balancing sophistication and small town humbleness, La Crosse is a great city to consider when meeting and event planning. But be sure to bring a friend! The International Friendship Garden is housed here.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms1,181
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
169
Convention Ctr Space-

Lafayette, IN

Lafayette, IN

As home to Purdue University, Lafayette meeting and event planning includes many of the university’s meeting spaces. However, groups can also experience the Gothic Revival Moses Fowler House and other unique spaces.

Hotels19
Total Sleeping Rooms1,675
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Lansing, MI

Lansing, MI

Home to a Big 10 conference university, the state capital and Supreme Court and four national insurance companies, means ample venue choices when planning meetings and events in Lansing.

Hotels20
Total Sleeping Rooms2,331
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
300
Convention Ctr Space72,000 Sq. Ft.

Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY

The Horse Capital of the world is also a popular meeting and event planning locale. Lexington offers lots of natural landscape, equestrian races, and modern convention space.

Hotels57
Total Sleeping Rooms6,704
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
409
Convention Ctr Space132,000 Sq. Ft.

Lincoln, NE

Lincoln, NE

Convenient for meeting and event planning from nearby Midwestern cities, Lincoln boasts the large Lancaster Event Center and multiple hotels surrounded by the Nebraska prairie.

Hotels47
Total Sleeping Rooms3,734
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
300
Convention Ctr Space-

Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY

The home of the Kentucky Derby and the largest collection of Victorian homes in the country, Louisville has also been called a culinary paradise.

Hotels96
Total Sleeping Rooms12,774
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,200
Convention Ctr Space1,200,000 Sq. Ft.

Madison, WI

Madison, WI

In addition to the natural beauty of two grand lakes that border Madison, the city also boasts two large convention venues and unique downtown arts venues that make meeting and event planning easy.

Hotels53
Total Sleeping Rooms6,295
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
367
Convention Ctr Space255,000 Sq. Ft.

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, WI

When planning meetings and events in America’s heartland, Milwaukee offers a Great Lake, the Milwaukee Art Museum, Miller Brewing Company and elegant venues.

Hotels130
Total Sleeping Rooms21,147
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
730
Convention Ctr Space-

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, MN

Convention-friendly Minneapolis makes planning meetings and events easy, with a vibrant theater scene, hip nightlife, fine dining, parks and downtown skyways for year round comfort.

Hotels37
Total Sleeping Rooms8,698
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
821
Convention Ctr Space475,000 Sq. Ft.

Minot, ND

Minot, ND

When meeting and event planning in Minot - “the Magic City” – groups have a choice of convening in excellent conventional meeting venues, then breaking at North Dakota’s first commercial vineyard or the Scandinavian Heritage Park.

Hotels29
Total Sleeping Rooms2,552
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Omaha, NE

Omaha, NE

Omaha offers a ground-breaking cultural & music scene, a lively downtown entertainment district & a seamless meeting package designed to make a planner's life easy.

Hotels67
Total Sleeping Rooms13,806
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
500
Convention Ctr Space250,000 Sq. Ft.

Peoria, IL

Peoria, IL

Whether enjoying a ribeye at Jim’s Steakhouse or wine tasting at Kickapoo Creek Winery, Peoria event and meeting planning options have much to offer attendees.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms2,494
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
319
Convention Ctr Space900,000 Sq. Ft.

Quincy, IL

Quincy, IL

Meeting and event planning in Quincy is easy: With more than 1,500 hotel rooms, an expansive convention center and over 25 unique venues, the city is perfect for small to medium-sized groups.

Hotels10
Total Sleeping Rooms2,175
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space30,000 Sq. Ft.

Rapid City, SD

Rapid City, SD

Planning meetings and events in Rapid City means access to an abundance of shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions; nearby are outdoor recreational opportunities, wildlife and more than a million acres of Black Hills scenery.

Hotels35
Total Sleeping Rooms3,617
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
267
Convention Ctr Space150,000 Sq. Ft.

Rochester, MN

Rochester, MN

Right in the middle of America’s heartland, Rochester gives those planning meetings and events the option of small-town charm at venues like the Mayowood Mansion or spectacular opulence at places like the lushly designed Mayo Civic Center.

Hotels36
Total Sleeping Rooms4,206
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
668
Convention Ctr Space120,000 Sq. Ft.

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul, MN

Saint Paul meeting and event planning features unique cultural attractions, world-class shopping, as well as special event venues and an indoor skyway system downtown comprising more than 25 city blocks.

Hotels17
Total Sleeping Rooms2,561
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
470
Convention Ctr Space160,000 Sq. Ft.

Sioux City, IA

Sioux City, IA

Meeting and event planning in Sioux City features prime Lewis & Clark country, the 131-seat Frederick & Alice Stark Lecture Hall and Grandview Park, which has a band shell, seating and a rose garden with more than 300 varieties.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms754
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space35,000 Sq. Ft.

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls is a cosmopolitan destination, where meeting and event planning can include the four-season, year-round Falls Park, which combines historical features with the natural beauty of the falls.

Hotels42
Total Sleeping Rooms3,150
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
243
Convention Ctr Space60,000 Sq. Ft.

South Bend, IN

South Bend, IN

When meeting and event planning in South Bend, groups may wish to visit world-famous Notre Dame. Luckily, the university has its conference center, McKenna Hall.

Hotels25
Total Sleeping Rooms2,388
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space75,000 Sq. Ft.

Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL

Planning meeting and events in Springfield, the land of Lincoln, is historically rich and truly inspiring; Be sure to see the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum that offers event spaces.

Hotels34
Total Sleeping Rooms3,508
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
365
Convention Ctr Space62,000 Sq. Ft.

Springfield, MO

Springfield, MO

With breathtaking natural beauty and great cultural attractions, Springfield offers meeting and event like the beautiful Jordan Valley Park and the spacious Discovery Center.

Hotels47
Total Sleeping Rooms4,303
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
271
Convention Ctr Space112,000 Sq. Ft.

St. Louis, MO

St. Louis, MO

With rich cultural history and modern architecture, St. Louis meeting and event planning venues are among America's finest, including the gorgeous Missouri Botanical Garden and the famous Saint Louis Zoo.

Hotels86
Total Sleeping Rooms16,324
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
539
Convention Ctr Space500,000 Sq. Ft.

Toledo, OH

Toledo, OH

Located on the beautiful Maumee River with many top-notch attractions, Toledo meeting and event planning include the postmodern Glass Pavilion and the scenic Toledo Botanical Garden.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms1,637
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
353
Convention Ctr Space90,000 Sq. Ft.

Traverse City, MI

Traverse City, MI

On Lake Michigan, meeting and event planning in Traverse City can comprise a selection of 20 stellar golf courses, dozens of award-winning vineyards and a cosmopolitan range of dining and entertainment.

Hotels31
Total Sleeping Rooms2,607
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
280
Convention Ctr Space-

Wausau, WI

Wausau, WI

Meeting and event planning in Wausau means taking advantage of the great outdoors, of which there is plenty: 57 parks, eight beaches, eight golf courses, more than 100 miles of nature trails and 14 indoor/outdoor ice rinks.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms1,324
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space75,000 Sq. Ft.

Wichita, KS

Wichita, KS

In the heartland of America, Wichita provides meeting and event planning professionals with a plethora of accommodations and event space, world-renowned steaks and the impressive Arkansas River.

Hotels64
Total Sleeping Rooms5,947
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
303
Convention Ctr Space-

Akron, OH

Akron, OH

The industrial Ohio city that gave us The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde also boasts more than 150 Fortune 500 companies. Meeting and event planning programs include the newly expanded Akron Art Museum.

Hotels19
Total Sleeping Rooms7,101
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
274
Convention Ctr Space60,000 Sq. Ft.

Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, MI

Meeting and event planning in Ann Arbor, home of U. of Michigan and its Wolverines teams, can range from the Gerald R. Ford Presidential to The Ark folk club.

Hotels30
Total Sleeping Rooms3,462
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek, MI

Meeting and event planning in Battle Creek means a winning combination of top-notch facilities, natural surrounding and healthy, engaging activities.

Hotels16
Total Sleeping Rooms1,522
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Beavercreek, OH

Beavercreek, OH

Meeting and event planning in Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, means having access to a charming venues in an arts and entertainment culture, with all the accoutrements of a larger city.

Hotels4
Total Sleeping Rooms339
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Bismarck, ND

Bismarck, ND

Meeting and event planning in Bismarck? Schedule a visit to the last home of George and Libby Custer at the 7th Cavalry, or plan a ride on the Lewis & Clark Riverboat.

Hotels26
Total Sleeping Rooms2,466
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Bloomington, IN

Bloomington, IN

Bloomington, nicknamed Tree City, boasts students at U. of Indiana Bloomington as 50 percent of its population; meeting and event planning includes Buskirk-Chumley Theatre.

Hotels20
Total Sleeping Rooms1,759
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
189
Convention Ctr Space-

Bloomington, MN

Bloomington, MN

Boasting more hotel rooms than Minneapolis and Saint Paul combined, Bloomington sits close to the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers and is home to the Mall of America, which is a key attraction to meeting and event planning in Bloomington.

Hotels37
Total Sleeping Rooms7,377
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
500
Convention Ctr Space-

Brainerd Lakes Area, MN

Brainerd Lakes Area, MN

Meeting and event planning in the Brainerd Lakes area means revealing the best-kept secret of Minnesotans, who have known about this beautiful natural gem for decades.

Hotels90
Total Sleeping Rooms12,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Brookfield, WI

Brookfield, WI

Planning meetings and events means having access to the best of Milwaukee, the beauty of the Kettle Moraine countryside, with the amenities, value and friendliness of a small town

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms1,888
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
389
Convention Ctr Space19,000 Sq. Ft.

Canton, OH

Canton, OH

A world-class meeting destination with national attractions, a thriving arts scene, small town charm and scenic natural beauty, Canton Stark County is also known for its affordability and convenient Midwestern location.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms1,042
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
194
Convention Ctr Space-

Carmel, IN

Carmel, IN

Meeting and event planning in Carmel is a bit of a surprise; yes, there’s the small-town feel, but there’s also the Carmel Arts & Design District, the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination. Groups will love it.

Hotels8
Total Sleeping Rooms1,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Champaign, IL

Champaign, IL

Meeting and event planning in Champaign is kept youthful by its containing the University of Illinois, which is a member of the Big 10 Conference. Meeting venues in Champaign may also bear the name of Urbana, a city that is frequently paired

Hotels22
Total Sleeping Rooms1,940
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Chicago North Shore, IL

Chicago North Shore, IL

Planning meetings and events in Chicago North Shore offers the very best in urban excitement and convenience, as event venues are rich in the arts, dining and recreational offerings, amid fabulous accommodations and shopping.

Hotels9
Total Sleeping Rooms1,184
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
269
Convention Ctr Space3,200,000 Sq. Ft.

Chicago Northwest, IL

Chicago Northwest, IL

Known for its inviting blend of urban excitement and suburban charm, meeting and event planning in Chicago Northwest - Woodfield is easy, since it’s conveniently 30 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.

Hotels60
Total Sleeping Rooms9,589
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
500
Convention Ctr Space3,200,000 Sq. Ft.

Chicago Southland, IL

Chicago Southland, IL

Chicago Southland is 30 minutes from downtown Chicago – but a world away from urban sprawl. Those planning meetings and events should consider outdoorsy venues like wildlife centers and golf courses.

Hotels67
Total Sleeping Rooms6,500
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
175
Convention Ctr Space58,000 Sq. Ft.

Columbia, MO

Columbia, MO

Meeting and event planning in Columbia can be a dream, as this heartland destination is filled with a plethora of hotels, conference facilities and restaurants.

Hotels30
Total Sleeping Rooms3,174
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Dayton, OH

Dayton, OH

Meeting and event planning in Dayton? Count on great air access and more than 200,000 square feet of dedicated convention/expo space, over 20 meeting hotels and some great event venues.

Hotels125
Total Sleeping Rooms20,345
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Duluth, MN

Duluth, MN

Meeting and event planning in Duluth, the fourth-largest city in Minnesota, is made easy by a supportive, winter-proofed meetings infrastructure. Groups will be further impressed by world-class attractions like the Great Lakes Aquarium.

Hotels22
Total Sleeping Rooms2,591
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Eagan, MN

Eagan, MN

Meeting and event planning in Eagan is surprisingly simple, as it’s minutes from the Twin Cities, the Mall of America and the Minnesota Zoo. Home-grown venues include Cascade Bay waterpark.

Hotels15
Total Sleeping Rooms1,349
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire, WI

When planning meetings and events in Eau Claire, be sure to save time for the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum – an American original.

Hotels1
Total Sleeping Rooms233
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Elizabethtown, KY

Elizabethtown, KY

Meeting and event planning in Elizabethtown provides many insights into the American character, from Abe Lincoln’s log cabin to the Patton Museum of Leadership to the Jim Beam distillery.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms1,400
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Evansville, IN

Evansville, IN

Planning meetings and events in Evansville? Check out its accessibility to Midwest cities its, 3,900-plus hotel rooms and more than 500,000 square feet of meeting space. There’s even riverboat gaming.

Hotels30
Total Sleeping Rooms2,787
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space280,000 Sq. Ft.

Fargo, ND

Fargo, ND

Those planning meetings and event in Fargo will discover a quirky college town with a collector’s mania for history – embracing even the infamous woodchipper from the namesake film.

Hotels43
Total Sleeping Rooms3,671
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Flint, MI

Flint, MI

Meeting and event planning in Flint offers up a town that’s eager to put away the image conjured by Michael Moore and put out the welcome mat for group meeting business.

Hotels13
Total Sleeping Rooms520
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Gary, IN

Gary, IN

Listing text: When meeting and event planning in Gary, choices include lavish casinos, historic and sports attractions, as well as a pristine wilderness.

Hotels-
Total Sleeping Rooms-
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space60,000 Sq. Ft.

Georgetown, KY

Georgetown, KY

Meeting and event planning in Georgetown offers a quaint horse-country atmosphere, great fishing and some awesome venues, from historic mansions to jail.

Hotels14
Total Sleeping Rooms1,067
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks, ND

Meeting and event planning in Grand Forks means having access to the facilities of the University of North Dakota, a leader in health issues and aerospace studies.

Hotels24
Total Sleeping Rooms1,839
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space40,000 Sq. Ft.

Great Lakes Bay, MI

Great Lakes Bay, MI

Meeting and event planning in Great Lakes region means access to a number of cities and towns like Saginaw and Frankenmuth, as well as being able to sample their cultural diversity.

Hotels55
Total Sleeping Rooms5,483
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Iowa City/Coralville, IA

Iowa City/Coralville, IA

Meeting and event planning in Iowa City metropolitan statistical area also includes Coralville, once a important stop on the Mormon migration.

Hotels7
Total Sleeping Rooms689
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Joliet, IL

Joliet, IL

Planning meetings and events in Joliet? You'll find a vibrant, growing city with a choice of home-grown venues like historic mansions to easy proximity to the Chicago Loop.

Hotels20
Total Sleeping Rooms1,895
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Joplin, MO

Joplin, MO

Meeting and event planning in Joplin, a small that's recently triumphed over diversity, is easy, thanks to the "can do" spirit of its residents.

Hotels19
Total Sleeping Rooms1,714
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Junction City, KS

Junction City, KS

Meeting and event planning in Junction City reminds groups that Kansas was the place where the American West began. Names like Hickok, Custer and the Santa Fe Trail are still remembered here.

Hotels18
Total Sleeping Rooms1,208
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Kalamazoo, MI

Kalamazoo, MI

Got a group going to Kalamazoo? Meeting and event planning doesn’t get much better than championship golf, world-class attractions and lots of good food.

Hotels27
Total Sleeping Rooms2,443
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
322
Convention Ctr Space40,000 Sq. Ft.

Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS

Options in meeting and event planning in Kansas City, Kansas, include such diverse venues as the Kansas Speedway, the Gallery of Rural Art, and Farm Town USA.

Hotels102
Total Sleeping Rooms14,163
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Kearney, NE

Kearney, NE

Meeting and event planning in Kearney generally focuses on regional meetings – but there is airlift from Denver, making it viable for Western-based groups.

Hotels21
Total Sleeping Rooms1,600
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, OH

Lake Erie Shores & Islands, OH

A prime year-round tourism destination in the Midwest, meeting and event planning in Lake Erie Shores consists of abundant venues, from the largest indoor waterpark resort in the U.S. to a tranquil nature-themed property.

Hotels118
Total Sleeping Rooms8,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS

When meeting and event planning in Lawrence, allow groups to enjoy the college ambiance - and the night spots.

Hotels20
Total Sleeping Rooms1,300
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Lima, OH

Lima, OH

Planning meetings and events in Lima, Ohio? Discover its small-town ambiance, historical venues and g-o-o-o-o-d Heartland cooking.

Hotels11
Total Sleeping Rooms853
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space6,000 Sq. Ft.

Lisle, IL

Lisle, IL

A former railroad town, Lisle is now home to community parks, forest preserves, historical sites, and environmentally friendly meeting and event planning venues just 25 miles from downtown Chicago.

Hotels4
Total Sleeping Rooms966
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
317
Convention Ctr Space-

Mackinaw City, MI

Mackinaw City, MI

Planning meetings and event in Mackinaw City should include Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Mackinaw Crossings and the Mackinaw Maritime Museum – all welcome groups.

Hotels24
Total Sleeping Rooms1,226
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Manhattan, KS

Manhattan, KS

While the 55,000 residents of this city find themselves forever saying, no, not that Manhattan!, this small Kansas town does refer to itself—in jest—as "the Little Apple."

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms2,233
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Mankato, MN

Mankato, MN

When meeting and event planning in Mankato, check out its campus-like arrangement of meeting facilities and diverse banquet venues.

Hotels14
Total Sleeping Rooms1,114
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space45,000 Sq. Ft.

Marquette, MI

Marquette, MI

When planning meeting and events in Marquette, give thanks to the city’s student population of 10,000, which keeps venues in business and brings in name acts for everyone’s enjoyment.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms891
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

McHenry County, IL

McHenry County, IL

When meeting and event planning in McHenry County, look for the Woodstock Opera House, which was seen in the movie, Groundhog Day. Or get out into the country to the Sanfilippa Estate.

Hotels11
Total Sleeping Rooms860
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Nisswa, MN

Nisswa, MN

Meeting and event planning in Nisswa means outdoor activities and family time. Amid beautiful scenery and family-friendly resorts, pre-or post-stays with family are popular.

Hotels4
Total Sleeping Rooms404
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space40,000 Sq. Ft.

Northern Kentucky, KY

Northern Kentucky, KY

Northern Kentucky offers a relaxed atmosphere near Cincinnati; meeting and event planning should include the Newport Aquarium and Carnegie Visual & Performing Arts Center.

Hotels66
Total Sleeping Rooms7,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
350
Convention Ctr Space110,000 Sq. Ft.

Olathe, KS

Olathe, KS

Meeting and event planning in Olathe? From unusual venues like Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site and William Marra Museum of Deaf History and Deaf Culture, groups are in for a treat.

Hotels15
Total Sleeping Rooms1,266
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Onalaska, WI

Onalaska, WI

Meeting and event planning in Onalaska is enjoy Wisconsin at its best: year-round outdoor activities, speedway excitement and good cooking.

Hotels6
Total Sleeping Rooms538
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
157
Convention Ctr Space50,000 Sq. Ft.

Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh, WI

Meeting and event planning in Oshkosh is easy, thanks to the new Oshkosh Convention Center and a multitude of venues to choose from in Wisconsin’s Event City.

Hotels11
Total Sleeping Rooms941
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Ottawa, KS

Ottawa, KS

Planning meetings and events in Ottawa? Then get ready to enjoy its Victorian style Main Street while sampling Kansas-style barbecue.

Hotels6
Total Sleeping Rooms300
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Ottumwa, IA

Ottumwa, IA

Coal was once its driving force in Ottumwa, the seat of Wapello County; in recent times, arts and culture has taken the place of manufacturing, producing new Ottumwa event venues that welcome groups with open arms.

Hotels7
Total Sleeping Rooms335
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, KS

With world-class BBQ catering from Brobecks and Jack Stack, and only 3 hours from both coasts, Overland Park meeting and event planning offers many stylish options.

Hotels36
Total Sleeping Rooms5,247
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
412
Convention Ctr Space237,000 Sq. Ft.

Paducah, KY

Paducah, KY

Meeting and event planning in Paducah is like having your own home town. Known as "Quilt City, USA," for its signature annual event, Paducah boasts a charming historic downtown and a small-town feel, entertainment and social events.

Hotels19
Total Sleeping Rooms1,478
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Quad Cities, IA

Quad Cities, IA

Quad Cities is actually five cities, the entire better for event and meeting planners. Events at the Isle Casino Hotel benefit from using Iowa’s largest hotel.

Hotels30
Total Sleeping Rooms1,342
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Rockford, IL

Rockford, IL

Meeting and event planning in Rockford combines accessibility (O’Hare International Airport), great space and value amenities that are in proximity to a large attraction – Chicago.

Hotels23
Total Sleeping Rooms2,045
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Romulus, MI

Romulus, MI

Meeting and event planning in Romulus combines access to some of Detroit’s finest attractions and an array of venues and – all a short drive from Detroit Airport.

Hotels26
Total Sleeping Rooms3,501
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Rosemont, IL

Rosemont, IL

For planners looking in the Chicago area for meeting and event venues with easy international access, Rosemont event venues are conveniently located just two miles outside of the world-renowned Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

Hotels15
Total Sleeping Rooms5,560
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,096
Convention Ctr Space840,000 Sq. Ft.

Roseville, MN

Roseville, MN

While the key to meeting and event planning in Roseville may be its proximity to the Twin Cities, groups will enjoy the unusual Heartland destination.

Hotels7
Total Sleeping Rooms906
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Salina, KS

Salina, KS

Planning meetings and events in Salina yield a surprising wealth of venues and midwestern cooking. With year-round festivals, there is usually something for groups to experience.

Hotels31
Total Sleeping Rooms2,000
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Skokie, IL

Skokie, IL

Meeting and event planning in Skokie? This North Shore town boasts excellent event venues, full-service meeting properties and a downtown dining revolution.

Hotels5
Total Sleeping Rooms1,113
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

St. Cloud, MN

St. Cloud, MN

When planning meetings and events in St. Cloud, be sure to schedule plenty of tee for golfers. St. Cloud has five golf clubs, including Blackberry Ridge Golf Course and The Grands at Mulligan's.

Hotels23
Total Sleeping Rooms1,800
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

St. Joseph, MO

St. Joseph, MO

Meeting and event planning in St. Joseph is remarkably versatile, thanks to a variety of venues that include conference center, educational facilities, casinos and more.

Hotels11
Total Sleeping Rooms1,041
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Stevens Point, WI

Stevens Point, WI

Those planning meetings and events in Stevens Point, a central Wisconsin destination, will enjoyed its proximity to Green Bay, Madison and Wausau. It is also just under four hours from Minneapolis.

Hotels12
Total Sleeping Rooms787
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Terre Haute, IN

Terre Haute, IN

Meeting and event planning in Terre Haute offers some real Heartland choices for off-site meetings, such as the Clabber Girl Headquarters and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Hotels16
Total Sleeping Rooms1,410
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Topeka, KS

Topeka, KS

As the capital city of Kansas with a population of over 127,000 people, meeting and event planning in Topeka offers up a lively, vibrant destination with charming Midwest attitude and big city amenities.

Hotels26
Total Sleeping Rooms1,977
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
224
Convention Ctr Space210,450 Sq. Ft.

West Chester, OH

West Chester, OH

Meeting and event planning in West Chester features upscale meeting facilities with down-home venues that create a sense of place.

Hotels4
Total Sleeping Rooms318
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

West Des Moines, IA

West Des Moines, IA

From the "manliest restaurant" to the Victorian Jordan House, meeting and event planning in West Des Moines cuts a wide swath among fascinating venues. Strong industry ensures plenty to choose from.

Hotels15
Total Sleeping Rooms2,039
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Dells, WI

Wisconsin Dells is unique in that it is home to the most waterpark resorts anywhere and those planning meetings and events will find that gatherings can be accompanied by family fun.

Hotels32
Total Sleeping Rooms4,375
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
1,182
Convention Ctr Space100,000 Sq. Ft.

Youngstown, OH

Youngstown, OH

Meeting and event planning in Youngstown, Ohio, should take advantage of the area's amazing off-site venues: Stambaugh Auditorium, the B&O Banquet Hall and more.

Hotels10
Total Sleeping Rooms662
Sleeping Rooms
(Single Hotel)
-
Convention Ctr Space-

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