FEB 2016

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 34 FEATURE: FAMILY-FRIENDLY MEETINGS family-friendly water park, a nature center and seasonal live hockey." Castaway Cove Waterpark, a tropi- cal-themed venue for the whole family, fea- tures water slides off 40- and 50-foot towers, interactive Kiddie Park, Lazy River floating stream, Tidal Wave Pool and outdoor concerts. Additionally, Wichita Falls has a trail system that rivals that of much larger metropolitan areas, including 18 miles of concrete trails along the Wichita River and Holliday Creek, which can be used for walking, jogging, bicy- cling, and roller blading. Numerous parks in and around the city in- clude 524-acre Lake Arrowhead State Park, which has a 106-mile lakeshore, with outdoor recreation opportunities including: bicycling, birding, boating, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, nature study, picnick- ing, swimming and wildlife observation. Addi- tionally, Lake Wichita is a 234 acre park with a hike and bike trail. Another family-friendly attraction is River Bend Nature Center, which connects people to the natural environment of Texas through edu- cational activities and events. Something For Everyone Adults aren't the only one who get to have a blast at Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La. Along with its world-class casino, golf course, lavish hotel accommodations, indoor tropical pool and full-service spa, the property features Kids Quest and the new Cyber Quest. Open seven days a week for kids ages 6 weeks to 12 years, Kids Quest Hourly Child Care offers fun-filled adventures. Children can enjoy an indoor playground with spiral slides and tunnels, sing their favorite tunes on the ka- raoke stage and enjoy arts and crafts, video and computer games. Older kids can kick back in the Cosmic Club or test their skills at Cyber Quest, the latest addition to Paragon Casino Resort. A professionally supervised arcade, Cyber Quest offers the latest non-violent arcade games. The 4,000-square-foot space features more than 50 of the industry's latest arcade games and at- tractions. Guests can win tickets at many of the games, which can be redeemed for great prizes from the signature Cyber Quest Prize Zone. Exploring History & Enjoying Adventures An award-winning Georgia Main Street City and National Certified Main Street City, Valdosta has a downtown that invites fami- lies to play, dine and shop, according to Tim Riddle, general manager of Visit Valdosta. Indoor pool at Founders Inn in Virginia Beach, Va. Kids Quest at Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, La.

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