Small Market Meetings

JUN 2017

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34 Destination Showcase N E B R A S K A 80 SOUTH DAKOTA KANSAS COLORADO WYOMING IOWA MISSOURI 80 Accessible via Interstate 80 Daily Flights to Denver Int'l Airport 3 hours west of Omaha, NE 5 hours east of Denver, CO Over 1,700 Hotel Rooms Flexible Space for 10 - 5,000 Attendees 2 Full Service Convention Hotels 3 Amazing Event/Convention Facilities 800-652-9435 ARCHWAY CLASSIC CAR COLLECTION EXPERIENCE. EXPLORE. ENJOY! Paying tribute to the country's first transcontinental highway, the $60 million, 79,000-square-foot Great Platte River Road Archway spans 300-plus feet over Interstate 80 and tells the harrowing stories of the pioneers who braved the perilous trails west 170 years ago. Through award-winning, often-poignant displays, visitors experience the perseverance of families slogging through freezing rivers, the rumble of the iron horse on the transcontinental railway, the adrenaline thrill of a Pony Express rider exchange and the deaf- ening thunder of a buffalo stampede. A 1950s diner overlooks the interstate traffic speeding below. Up to 150 people can meet indoors, and any number can meet on 90 acres outdoors. The Archway even has a seasonal 4,800-square-foot maze for team building. More than 200 classic cars star at an off-site venue sure to evoke "back when" memories. Classic Car Collection is a 50,000-square- foot museum filled with an eclectic mix of carefully restored vehicles with names now rarely spoken, such as Packard, Pierce Arrow, Locomobile and Phaeton. "This collection is basically the history of automobiles, mostly American cars from the late 1800s to 1980s, with about 20 foreign cars," said Greg McCollough, director. "The donor didn't do muscle cars, street rods or sports cars." As many as 125 people can mingle among the historic cars at a catered reception or buffet at this exhibit, which shares a building with the outdoor store Cabela's. Great Platte River Road Archway Classic Car Collection The Great Platte River Road Archway tells the history of plains pioneers and makes a distinctive event venue.

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