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FEB 2018

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 57 Additional Event Venues in Tulsa • Oklahoma Aquarium: dinner seating for up to 400; reception space for up to 1,400; classroom and meeting rooms for up to 96 guests • Tulsa Performing Arts Center: four theaters, studios, gallery and reception hall • Cain's Ballroom: historic ballroom with event space for receptions, concerts and parties Broken Arrow The big news in Broken Arrow is the opening of Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in fall 2017. (See breakout spotlight on page 56 for more information.) "What we most like planners to know is that Broken Arrow has a lot of flexibility in meeting space options, lodging and recreational opportunities," said Lori Hill, director of tourism for the City of Broken Arrow. "We can fit just about any meeting or conference need there is." Broken Arrow is located just southeast of Tulsa, near the Oklahoma Aquarium and about 15 minutes south of Tulsa International Airport. The city's history, dating back to the Broken Arrow band of the Muskogee (Creek) who were resettled there in the 1830s, is told at The Museum Broken Arrow, which has a third-floor event space and terrace overlooking downtown. Other main event venues include the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, which seats 1,490 and has lobby reception space; Battle Creek Golf Club, with an indoor seating capacity of up to 200; and Forest Ridge, a residential golf community with several event spaces that can accommodate up to 150 people, including the Glass Veranda, renovated in fall 2017. Hotels with event space include the 195-room Clarion Hotel Broken Arrow, with four event rooms and a reception capacity of up to 300, and the Hampton Inn, with a small meeting room for up to 30. A new La Quinta Inn and Suites opened in 2017 and a Hilton Garden Inn is scheduled to open in May 2018. Muskogee An hour southeast of Tulsa, Muskogee has more than 1,000 guest rooms in a variety of lodging options. The Muskogee Civic Center has six meeting rooms and can accommodate a variety of events, with more than 8,500 square feet of function space. Other event space includes Three Rivers Museum, which can seat up to 55 people for lectures or seat up to 25 for dinners and the Castle of Muskogee, a 36,000-square-foot event space that is part of the 20-acre Renaissance Village, site of the annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival. According to the Greater Muskogee Chamber of Commerce, visitors can search for the 30 painted eight-foot guitars around town with a ride on the city's old-fashioned downtown trolley system, visit the spot where singer Merle Haggard recorded his signature song, "Okie from Muskogee" or enjoy a 50-year tradition at the famous Chet's Hot Dog. Lodging with more than 50 guest rooms includes Home2 Suites, with meeting space for up to 60 people; Best Western Plus The Inn & Suites at Muskogee, which has a 2,500-square-foot conference room; and Fairfield Inn & Suites, which has an event space for up to 40 people. n O K L A H O M A Downtown Broken Arrow

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