2014 Meeting Planner Guide - Military and Veterans - page 2-3

“I don’t know, but I’ve been told.”
If you’re on the march for an
interesting, unique, yet affordable destination for your military
group meeting, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Springfield.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has a host of ideas to
help make your event a success. From finding inspiration in Lincoln
land, to deepening your sense of military history, to great dining,
fun attractions and more. For military meetings of all sizes, we’re
always on duty for you.
Near the center of the country,
close to the heart of a nation.
Top reasons to
choose Springfield
Springfield is an
economical destination
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
and other world-class Lincoln historic sites
Trace the contributions of Illinois military at the
State Military Museum
Over a half dozen
military memorials
historic locations
including the
World War ii Illinois Veterans Memorial,
Illinois Korean War Memorial
and the
Illinois Vietnam
Veterans Memorial
in planning for military meetings and groups
View fighter planes and other military aircraft at the
Combat Museum
Oak Ridge Cemetery,
home of Lincoln’s tomb and many
Illinois fallen heros
Camp Butler National Cemetery,
former site of the second
largest Illinois Civil War military training camp
One-of-a-kind historic settings
for special event functions
A full range of
affordable accommodations
Near the geographic center of the country
Central Location
for increased attendance
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