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www.smallmarketmeetings.com Meeting Ideas 20 from no more than 40 feet from the stage. Beyond the resort, there are local wineries and walking trails to explore. Two notable hikes are the Devil's Hole and Whirlpool Rapids trails, which each descend around 500 steps into the Niagara Gorge. Another popular destination is the Cave of the Winds, which involves riding an elevator 175 feet down into the gorge and following wooden walkways through torrents of mist. On the breathtaking Maid of the Mist boat tour, guests encounter the foot of the falls as 600,000 gallons of water crash before their eyes. www.senecaniagaracasino.com Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo, Michigan Located just 60 miles east of Chicago, the Four Winds Casino offers a luxurious retreat along the deep blue waters of Lake Michigan. "It's an absolutely spectacular property with the look of a north- woods lodge and all the amenities of a modern casino," said public relations manager David Gutierrez. There is no shortage of entertainment at this serene resort, with four restaurants, weekly live music and 130,000 square feet of games, includ- ing 2,700 slots and 50 table games. Sales and catering staff are ready to help you plan your next meeting at the Silver Creek Event Center, which can seat up to 1,000 guests for banquets and events. Groups can dine at the Copper Rock Steakhouse, an eight-time recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, or set up a private bar in the Four Winds Hard Rock Café. The Buffet features different menu items throughout the week, from Asian cuisine to seafood and Mediterranean dishes. During warmer months, guests can soak up the sun by the new out- door pool and full-service pool bar, while the fire pits and hot tub create a cozy atmosphere for winter travelers. The surrounding area offers a variety of leisure activities as well. Meeting-goers can walk along the beach, take a boat tour at the mari- na or sign up for a tasting at one of the local wineries or breweries. There are also many golf courses, shops and restaurants available. www.fourwindscasino.com L'Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, Louisiana From a distance, L'Auberge Casino Resort almost looks like a palace, Courtesy L'Auberge Casino Resort Golf attracts a lot of meeting groups to Louisiana's L'Auberge Casino Resort.