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WFCC Host Facility:
The Springfield, Illinois
Crowne Plaza Hotel and
Convention Center

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is an elegant, beautiful, modern facility housing the entire World Fish Carving Championships and World Taxidermy Championships under one roof. Tuesday, April 3 through Saturday, April 7, 2001 are the dates for the world's biggest and most prestigious taxidermy and fish carving convention.

Make your Reservations NOW!
At the last World Show, the host facilities filled up fast! Don't be dissapointed. Reserve your room today to ensure your accommodations. We have two hotel facilities with room-blocks, which are adjacent to each other.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
The host facility is the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. This is where the World Show competition, trade show and seminars will occur, as well as World Show Registration. This exquisite hotel was completely sold out for the 1997 and 1999 World Show. The rates for the 2001 World Shows are $89.00 per night (up to two people). Call (217) 529-7777 and identify yourself as attending the 2001 World Shows to receive this special discounted rate. Click here to visit the Crowne Plaza's web site.

The Holiday Inn East
The second hotel is the Holiday Inn East, located next to the Crowne Plaza. The rates for the 2001 World Shows are $69.00 per night (up to two people). Call (217) 529-7777 and identify yourself as attending the 2001 World Shows to receive this special discounted rate.

Amenities
The 14-story Crowne Plaza Springfield has 288 well-appointed rooms, each featuring modem connections, electronic messaging, safe, mini-bar, coffee maker, full-size ironing board and iron, cable TV and more.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel's comprehensive personal services include concierge, gift shop/newsstand, safe deposit box, turndown service, masseuse, multi-lingual staff, complimentary street-level parking and complimentary airport transportation. The Business Center features copying, facsimile and PC/printer services.

Recreational amenities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna and sun deck; a fully equipped exercise room; and access to off-premises attractions, such as golf, parks and cultural facilities.

Dining Options -- Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Ray's restaurant serves Midwestern specialties in a stylishly casual atmosphere. The Lobby Bar offers coffee and specialty drinks, plus light snacks, throughout the day and evening, and the Mahogany Room lounge's pianist helps you unwind after a busy day. In-room dining is also available every day from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Location -- The Crowne Plaza is conveniently located 90 minutes north of St. Louis in the southeast Lake Area of Springfield - within 4 miles of the Lincoln historic sites, state government complex, cinema, shopping, convention center and the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Address and Phone -- Crowne Plaza Hotel Springfield, 3000 South Dirksen Pkwy., Springfield, IL 62703 Phone: 217-529-7777, Fax: 217-529-6666. Credit Cards Accepted: -- V, MC, AE, Disc, DC, JCB

If you live within this circle, you're only one day's drive from the 2001 World Show!

Directions
Springfield, Illinois, is located 100 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri, 189 miles from Chicago, Illinois, 193 miles from Indianapolis, Indiana, and 39 miles from Decatur, Illinois.

Driving: -- Interstate 55 connects Springfield to Chicago (to the north), as well as St. Louis (to the south). Interstates 72 and 74 run into Springfield from the east. The Crowne Plaza is located at 3100 South Dirksen Parkway, very near I-55 at Exit 96-AB.

Flying: -- Fly to St. Louis, Missouri. Commuter flights are then available to Springfield, or you may rent a car and follow the directions given.


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