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AUG 2017

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2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 95 The Alamo Situated in downtown San Antonio near the famous San Antonio River Walk, the Alamo stands as a testa- ment to true Texas spirit. Visitors can get acquainted with the likes of James Bowie and Davy Crockett and more than 200 Texans who held the fortress for 13 days against the opposing Mexican Army of more than 1,000 men. Group tours are available of the fort and sur- rounding area, and the venue is available for special events. Dude Ranch Nothing says "Texas" like a dude ranch. Groups can embrace their inner cowboy and spin their spurs when visiting the many ranches dotting the rolling hills and plains of west Texas. The variety of offerings ensures ranching fun to fit even the pickiest "city slick- er." Common activities include horseback riding tours, roping and wrangling cattle with demonstra- tions and classes, and fireside evening gatherings. Guest ranches provide a more serene, laid-back offering against the back- drop of the Texas ranch lifestyle, permitting guests to make their own plans. Some options include Wildcatter Ranch in North Texas or the West 1077 Guest Ranch in Texas Hill Country. Two Types Of Underground Texas has a menagerie of caves and tunnels for groups looking for underground exploration. Natural Bridge Caverns is located near San Antonio and offers spelunking, gem mining, secret passage tours and other forms of explora- tion. Just a few miles away is Bracken Cave, home of the famous Bracken Bat Flight, show- casing millions of bats leaving their perches nightly. Houston is home to a different kind of underground experience: six miles of corridors under the city. "The Tunnel" is the air-conditioned route to a host of destinations, including stores and restaurants, a way to beat the Texas heat. n 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Abilene.................... E4 ...........96 Allen........................H4 ...........96 Alvin ........................H6 ...........96 Amarillo...................D2 ...........96 Arlington .................G4 ...........96 Athens ....................H5 ...........96 Austin......................G6 ...........96 Bandera .................. F6 ...........96 Bastrop ...................G6 ...........96 Beaumont ................ I6 ...........98 Bedford ...................H4 ...........98 Big Spring ...............D4 ...........98 Brenham .................H5 ...........98 Brownsville .............G9 ...........98 Brownwood ............. F5 ...........98 Bryan/College Station ....................G5 ...........98 Burnet .....................G6 ...........98 Canton ....................H4 ...........98 Conroe ....................H6 ...........98 Corpus Christi .........G8 ...........91 Dallas......................H4 ...........99 Del Rio .................... E7 ...........99 Denison ..................H3 .........100 Duncanville .............H4 .........100 El Paso ................... B5 .........100 Farmers Branch ......H4 .........100 Fort Worth ..............H4 .........100 Fredericksburg........ F6 .........100 Frisco ......................G3 .........100 Galveston Island......... I7 .........100 Garland ...................H4 .........101 Granbury.................G4 .........101 Grapevine ...............G4 .........101 Houston ..................H6 .........101 Huntsville ................H5 .........102 Hurst .......................G4 .........103 Kerrville................... F6 .........103 Killeen .....................G5 .........103 Lake Jackson .........H7 .........103 Laredo .................... F8 .........103 Lewisville ................H3 .........103 Longview ................. I4 .........103 Lubbock ..................D3 .........103 Marshall ................... I4 .........103 McAllen ................... F9 .........104 McKinney ................H3 .........104 Mesquite .................H4 .........104 Midland ...................D4 .........104 Odessa ...................D5 .........104 Palestine .................H5 .........104 Paris .......................H3 .........104 Pasadena ...............H6 .........104 Pearland .................. I6 .........104 Plano ......................H4 .........104 Port Aransas ...........G8 .........105 Port Arthur ............... I6 .........105 Richardson .............H4 .........105 Round Rock ............G5 .........105 San Antonio ............ F6 .........105 City Map Location Page A B C D E F G H I J 8 9 San Marcos ............ F6 .........107 Seguin .................... F6 .........107 Shenandoah ...........H6 .........107 Sonora .................... E6 .........107 South Padre Island ......................G9 .........107 Tyler ........................H4 .........107 Victoria....................G7 .........108 Waco ......................G5 .........108 TEXAS Western Heritage, Uncommon Scenery & Big Entertainment! The second-largest state in the U.S. is known for big things. And its reputation does not fall short when it comes to entertainment, historical sites and beauty. Known for the arid desert landscape that encompasses only 10 percent of the state, Texas contains a variety of topography: swamps, foothills, mountains and woods. This range of scenery makes for memorable sightseeing across many hospitality hot spots such as eclectic Austin in Texas Hill Country, the big cities of Dallas and Fort Worth across the state's prairies or coastal Corpus Christi and Galveston Island. The Alamo Dude Ranch Waxahachie ............H4 .........108 Wichita Falls ........... F3 .........108 The Woodlands ......H6 .........108

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