MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N For Real. Texas. Value, Choose Mesquite! Located just 15 minutes from downtown Dallas, Mesquite captures the flavor of today's Texas, combining local attractions like the Mesquite ProRodeo with the excitement of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. With convenient access from four major highways, more than 1,700 sleeping rooms and over 100 restaurants, you'll enjoy big- city amenities without the big city prices. At the Mesquite Convention Center and Ex- hibit Hall at Rodeo Center, you'll find 56,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, with full- service catering, free parking, expanded wi-fi ca- pabilities and an attached hotel. Mesquite Arena, a fully enclosed, climate-controlled venue with 28,000 square feet of floor space and 5,500 seats, anchors Rodeo Center and is right next door. The arena also boasts the 8-Second Club, perfect for receptions and smaller meetings, as well as suites that can hold from 10 to 100 people. Many smaller meeting facilities offer even more meeting options. Air travel to Mesquite is easy, with Dallas Love Field just 35 minutes away and Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport a short, 45-minute trip. The Mesquite Municipal Airport is located in the east- ern part of the City. Several transportation compa- nies can assist with ground transportation. The Mesquite ProRodeo is a world famous attraction, featuring professional rodeo events, including bull riding and barrel racing. Live per- formances are every Friday and Saturday night, from June through August. Family friendly and affordable, guests can also enjoy a mouth-water- ing barbecue dinner for a real Texas experience. Other local attractions include Devil's Bowl Speedway, with thrilling dirt-track auto racing; Rodeo City Music Hall, with foot-stompin', Branson-style entertainment and the Mesquite Arts Center, offering first-class concerts, live the- ater performances and art exhibits. The Rows of Texas, Mesquite's shopping, dining and enter- tainment district, includes Town East Mall and Carol Abbott, Sales & Services Manager, Mesquite CVB With 17 years experi- ence in hospitality & tourism, Carol is your contact for assistance in planning meetings, conventions & events. (972) 204-4927 or (800) 541-2355 more than 3.5 million square feet of retail fun. Mesquite's hotel properties, with national names you trust, are just minutes from the bright lights of downtown Dallas. The Mesquite Convention & Visitors Bu- reau (CVB) provides a variety of complimen- tary services, including referrals, registration assistance, youth and spouse tour planning, and welcome bags. ■ Meeting Site Showcase 60 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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