The 2015 World Taxidermy Championships® will be held May 5th – 9th, 2015 in Springfield, Missouri, USA

Springfield, Missouri has been selected as the location of the 2015 World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships®. The University Plaza Hotel will be the host hotel for all seminar programs. The beautiful and spacious Springfield Expo Center, a one-minute walk across the street from the hotel, will be the location for the World Show competitions and trade show exhibition. The Springfield Convention center Ballroom, next to the University Plaza Hotel, will be the site for the award ceremony.

The University Plaza Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Springfield in the Jordan Valley Park neighborhood and offers plenty of on-location parking for cars, trucks, and trailers. Unloading and loading is all on one level with large cargo entry doors. The entire complex has great restaurants, lounges, and coffee shops within easy walking distance.

World Show attendees will delight in first-class accommodations, which includes free Wi-Fi and a free freshly cooked buffet breakfast each morning. Free airport pickup is offered as the hotel is conveniently located a few short minutes from Springfield-Branson National Airport (SGF) and is only a thirty-minute drive to Branson, Missouri.


We have been offered excellent room rates for this 4-star hotel of $97.00 per night for standard king and double bed rooms and $132.00 for king two-room suites. Call (417) 864-7333. We have also contracted with the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, which is one and a half blocks away, as our overflow hotel with room rates of $92.00 per night and suites for $129.00.

As the original home to Bass Pro Shops you will be amazed at the size and scope of the newly expanded Bass Pro which now houses the NRA collection of guns. This museum alone is a must-see in its own right. By the time the World Show arrives, Bass Pro will also have open one of the finest aquariums in the world featuring both fresh- and salt-water fish. There are many other expansions going on at the original store that make it a must-see for any vistors.

We are very excited about this NEW location in Springfield, Missouri (not to be confused with Springfield, Illinois). We feel the venue is a perfect fit for this event. We will offer much more information beginning in Breakthrough Magazine's spring and summer 2014 issues, but hope that this early notice will start your planning for attending the greatest taxidermy and fish carving exhibition on earth.

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