ConventionSouth

NOV 2014

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N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 29 10 What Makes These Spots A Smart Choice For Faith & Youth Groups Jackson CVB Kissimmee CVB Its motto is "The City With Soul," and Jackson is full of friendly folks, gospel music and civil rights history. Rodeo, ballet, museums, civil war mansions, civil rights landmarks and scenic, recreational parks are among the family and cultural attractions. Religious and historic tourism stops include St. Peter's Catholic Church, which features an ornate interior, the original First Baptist Church (circa 1843), Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church and Galloway House (circa 1889), the International Museum of Muslim Culture and the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience. ■ Jackson, Miss. F A I T H & Y O U T H Ministry Minded Cities A beautiful, safe, affordable, accessible and family-friendly city, Charleston offers historic, scenic and entertaining attractions. Religious treasures include St. John's Episcopal Church, used by the Union Army during the Civil War, and the First Presbyterian Church, featuring elaborate Byzantine design. New River Gorge Canopy Tours and the Kanawha State Forest are scenic highlights. ■ Charleston, W.V. Home to an abundance of natural beauty and facilities that add spirit to any gathering, from the smallest retreats to the largest annual conventions, Kissimmee is a welcoming and safe destination chosen for its family-friendly appeal to travelers from around the world. In addition, the area has three Christian attractions not available anywhere else, just a short drive from Kissimmee: The Holy Land Experience, Cru Campus and the Wycliffe Discovery Center, each suitable for believers of all ages. ■ Kissimmee, Fla. Youth and religious groups gather in family-friendly Kerrville to enjoy its serene atmosphere, museums, art galleries and watersports on the Guadalupe River. Of special interest is "The Coming King" Sculpture Prayer Garden, a 23-acre garden featuring "The Empty Cross" on the hilltop overlooking the gardens and six other sculptures. ■ Kerrville, Texas By Marcia Bradford

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