2 Upscale spaces. Wide open spaces. Intimate spaces.
3 Catch the GI meeting vibe 60 diverse, unique and flexible meeting sites. A restored train depot. A nature center. A historic church. Four convention properties. Fonner Park which includes the Heartland Events Center, Bosselman Conference Center and Nebraska State Fair facilities. What are you waiting for? Plan your meeting in Grand Island today! The GI CVB offers a full array of complimentary services. Site selection Dignitary welcomes Bid assistance Publicity including social media City-wide RFP Spousal programs Registration Services Entertainment & Speaker Lists Delegate Packets City-wide resources VIP/Thank You Gifts Individual service to meet your planning needs Financial incentives Award-winning Convention Planner Guide Grand Island offers 1,700 sleeping rooms 120 restaurants 25 recreational facilities 7 nationally recognized attractions 5 golf courses Best shopping between Lincoln & Denver Daily jet service to Dallas/Fort Worth, twice weekly to Las Vegas & Phoenix-Mesa Home of the Nebraska State Fair
5 Crane Trust Nature & Visitors Center Walk on the wild side with an American bison herd, hiking trails, butterfly garden, picnic facilities, wildlife displays, 35-foot observation tower, gift shop, art gallery, and year-round birding. Conference Room seats 120 for lectures and 90 for banquets Executive Boardroom accommodates 18 Rent the entire facility with all the amenities! Create a one of a kind experience for your delegates and staff in our viewing blinds during crane season. Contact: Karen Krull-Robart p: e: NebraskaNature.org
7 Fairfield Inn & Suites Meeting space for up to hour business center 24-hour fitness center Heated indoor pool and whirlpool High-speed wired and wireless internet HD flat screen TVs with DVD players DVD library Guest laundry Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms Complimentary manager s reception (Monday-Thursday) Complimentary hot breakfast Contact: Cheryl Gray, Sales Manager p: e: Younes.com
9 Fonner Park & State Fair Facilities Pinnacle Bank Expo Center: 100,000 sq ft (224 x 450 ) with WiFi Cattle Barn: 112,200 sq ft (285 x 382 ) with WiFi Five Points Bank Arena: 56,800 sq ft (312 x 218 ) Sheep Barn: 85,000 sq ft (232 x 382 ) heated with WiFi Contact: Dianne Willey, Marketing Director p: e: FonnerPark.com HeartlandEventsCenter.com Swine Barn & Arena: 83,800 sq ft with Show Arena (170 x 73 ) Thompson Arena: 100 x 180 indoor, 135 x 300 outdoor Big Red Barn & Horse Barns: 1,200 permanent horse stalls, 106 portable stalls
11 Heartland Events Center & Bosselman Conference Center Eihusen Arena 30,000 sq ft Conventions, concerts, sporting events, trade shows, banquets 6,000 permanent seats Bosselman Conference Center 8,000 sq ft of meeting space 1-5 rooms (40 x 32 each) Theater Style - capacity: 500 Banquet Style - capacity: 450 Classroom Style - capacity: 240+ Contact: Dianne Willey, Marketing Director p: e: HeartlandEventsCenter.com
13 Midtown Holiday Inn Offering more than 13,500 square feet of meeting rooms and banquet space, complete with the exceptional service you deserve! 197 Sleeping Rooms Flat screen TV s with 75+ channels and 25+ HD channels Mini Refrigerators and Microwaves in each room Indoor pool and hot tub with complimentary mini golf, ping pong, and pool. Terrace Restaurant for breakfast Evening dining available in our Images Bar & Grille On Site Business Center On Site Fitness Center Complimentary High Speed Internet Access On-Site Guest Laundry Facility Contact: Bethany Brandenburg, Director of Sales p: e: HolidayInn.com/midtown
15 Howard Johnson Riverside Inn & Conference Center A full-service hotel with a commitment to provide quality accommodations, distinctive service and affordable rates: 9 versatile meeting rooms with 10,000 sq ft of combined space 181 guest rooms with 6 deluxe suites Denny s, open 24 hours a day End Zone Sports Bar open daily 4:00pm-1:00am GI s largest indoor pool with hot tub and attached courtyard High speed wireless internet throughout hotel Contact: Pam Knuth, Director of Sales p: e: HoJoGI.com
17 Quality Inn & Conference Center We are a full-service hotel and convention center located at I-80 and Hwy 281. Come see us! 161 sleeping rooms Meeting room space for large events and small gatherings Full-service dining room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner River Front Lounge open Monday-Saturday Indoor pool and jacuzzi High speed wireless Internet HD flat-screen TVs Contact: Andrea Williams, Director of Sales p: e: QualityInnGI.com
19 Riverside Golf Club The Riverside Experience: Elegant Dining, Beautiful Meeting Room space, Exceptional Customer Service, Signature Dishes, First Class Atmosphere. Riverside has the capability to hold any meeting or function up to 800 people. We offer many unique amenities to make your event planning easier and more convenient. Whether it s your reception, business meeting or convention, company holiday party, or a small intimate dinner experience it the Riverside Way. Contact: Demi Menke, Sales Director p: e: RiversideGolfCourse.org
21 Stuhr Museum Stuhr Museum offers unique locations for business meeting, group gatherings and more. From the historic to the elegant, Stuhr is the place to make your event memorable. Venues include The elegant Stuhr Building designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone The beautiful Hornady Family Arbor The Reynolds Administration Building featuring modern business amenities A historic 1890s Railroad Town, recreating our pioneer past From 12 to 1,200, we can handle it! Contact: Renae Hunt, Facility Sales Manager p: e: StuhrMuseum.org
22 Play the greens. Ride the trails. Shop the town.
23 events & attractions to keep everyone active and entertained! Mid-Nebraska Speedway Husker Harvest Days Stuhr Museum The Grand Theatre Nebraska State Fair Heartland Public Shooting Park Fonner Park Sandhill Cranes Spring Migration (photo Rick Rasmussen) Island Oasis Water Park
24 The right location is the difference between a successful event and one you d rather forget. Centrally located and easily accessible, Grand Island offeres facilities for every meeting need, attractions, dining and shopping to keep everyone smiling, plus personalized services to simplify your planning process. Our goal is assist you every step of the way to ensure a grand experience for you and your delegates. Tricia Beem, Assistant Director 2424 South Locust Street, Suite C Grand Island, NE VisitGrandIsland.com