The University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
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The University Plaza Hotel® in Springfield, Missouri will soon be accepting room reservations for the 2018 Summit. Our group rate is $105 and is available for up to 3 days before and after our conference, July 16-18, 2018 for either a king or double queen room. Our rate is based on double occupancy and there are additional charges for additional adults.
A note on reservations: On June 16, 2018 all reservations will be charged a nonrefundable deposit of the first night's room and tax to secure their reservation. This is a hotel policy.
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333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806
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Local Attractions and Activities
As the pulse of the Ozarks, Springfield, Missouri is rooted in the celebration of family, friends and life’s genuine moments. A regional hub with large city amenities and small town hospitality, our commitment is towards creating moments that make life big and full. With intriguing attractions, a diverse culinary scene, unique shopping and an ode to classic Americana heritage, Springfield is a destination you will enjoy while feeling right at home.
When it seems like time is moving too fast, Springfield, Missouri offers the chance to stop and savor the moments that make life whole. Surrounding yourself with the people you love and staying true to yourself is the key to happiness. And as the heart and soul of the Ozarks, it’s in our nature to help you celebrate these moments. The spirit of Springfield is not only about the big moments that take your breath away but also the simple pleasures that stay forever in your heart.
The true nature of Springfield, Missouri is rooted in the genuine desire to celebrate life’s simple pleasures. From the natural beauty of the Ozarks to the vibrancy of a metropolitan city, Springfield has everything you need to make your visit memorable.
Up-close natural adventure with hundreds of animals from around the world. "Tropical Asia" features elephants, tigers and siamangs. "Missouri Habitats" features wolves, mountain lions, river otters and black bears. Reptiles in the Ambler Diversity of Life Building. Children's playground and water feature. Café, gift shop and train ride (seasonal).
The original and largest of the Bass Pro Shops®. Almost 500,000 square feet dedicated to the beauty of the outdoors. Waterfalls, aquariums, firing range, TRACKER® boat showroom, Hemingway’s Blue Water Café and more. Shop from a large selection of outdoor gear and visit the NRA® Museum and Archery Hall of Fame. Your adventure starts here.
Hammons Field is home to the Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Catch a Springfield Cardinals game and see baseball’s future stars, today.
The Springfield Conservation Nature Center provides free conservation educational activities for all ages. Indoors, enjoy nature exhibits, attend programs, purchase hunting and fishing permits, browse through a nature-related gift shop and pick up free conservation brochures. Outdoors, enjoy three miles of hiking trails through a variety of natural communities. Call for events information.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau was formed in 1979 as the hospitality arm of the Chamber of Commerce. The Bureau was incorporated independently as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri in 1989. The CVB is a marketing and service organization which contracts annually with the City of Springfield to promote economic development through travel and tourism.
The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as the primary marketing organization responsible for the development and implementation of marketing programs to ensure positive economic impact on the Springfield metropolitan area through steady growth of the travel industry. The goal of the Bureau’s efforts is to encourage the development of tourism and increase overnight travel and occupied rooms in Springfield metropolitan area hotel/motel properties.
The vision of the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is to lead the area travel industry in promoting Springfield as a premier destination for leisure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts, a recognized and successful host city for meetings and conventions, and a prominent and respected venue for sporting events.