SEP 2018

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SPECIAL FEATURE: CONFERENCE CENTERS ┬▓ConventionSouth ┬▓ S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 12 THE SOUTH'S GRANDEST VENUES A 2,400-acre resort that features both a beautiful beachfront along the Gulf of Mexico and a scenic back bay area is incredibly enticing. But this prop- erty also offers conference facilities with the latest technology and an array of special group activities, such as golf clinics, tennis lessons with a pro, boat- ing, hiking, biking or sunset dinner cruises. Grandest Aspects: The 26-acre pedestrian Village of Baytowne Wharf offers many entertainment and dining options, retail merchants and a seasonal ice-skating rink.- Luxurious Amenities: Along with four champi- onship golf courses, there are 15 tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, fitness center and spa. Curated Experiences: Teambuilding activities include fun runs, beach Olympics, scavenger hunts, relay races, bay fishing, Baytowne Adventure Zone, stand-up paddle board relays on Choctawhatchee Bay, interactive games like spider web challenge and Minute to Win it Challenges. Currently under construction, with a projected opening date of 2020, this grand new museum, to be located on the grounds of Fort Belvoir, close to George Washington's Mount Vernon and downtown Washington, D.C., will dramatically tell the stories of America's soldiers and celebrate the service and sacrifice of the more than 30 million men and women who have worn the Army uniform since 1775.- -Grandest Aspects: The museum will offer a dramatic, inspiring, one-of-a-kind setting for hosting receptions, dinners, ceremonies, and other special events.- A soaring and expansive Main Lobby and the Veterans Hall will accommodate seated dinners and presentations.-The Medal of Honor Garden, a beau- tifully landscaped outdoor area, will accommodate receptions and other celebratory events.- Luxurious Amenities: A state-of-the-art interactive theater and virtual reality simulators will allow groups to experience operations in today's Army. The museum will be equipped with full catering facilities and admission to the museum and parking will be free. Curated Experiences: The museum will feature thousands of artifacts (both large and small) and pieces of artwork from the Army's history, many of which have never been exhibited publicly be- fore.-State-of-the-art interactive displays will convey the Army's stories and educate young and old alike about the Army's proud heritage, its present-day mission, and its role in American society. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort ~ Sandestin, Florida National Museum of the United States Army ~ Fairfax, Virginia

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