Tuesday May 7 through Saturday May 11, 2013
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703 USA

Make your Reservations NOW!
At the last World Show, the host facilities filled up fast! Don't be disappointed. Reserve your room today to ensure your accommodations.

The host facility is the Crowne Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, located at 3000 South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, Illinois. This is where all of the World Show events and programs will take place, except for the awards banquet on Friday night. The rates for the 2013 World Shows are $87.00 per night (up to four people). Free WiFi for WTC guests. Call 1-800-465-4329 and ask for the 2013 World Taxidermy rate. Check-in is at 4:00 P.M. and check out is at 11:00 a.m. Rates effective from Sunday, May 4 to Sunday May 12.

The Holiday Inn Express
The second hotel is the Holiday Inn Express, located at 3050 South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, adjacent to the Crowne Plaza. The rates for the 2013 World Shows are $80.00 per night (up to two people) and $85.00 per night (up to four people). Free WiFi. Call 1-800-465-4329 and identify yourself as attending the 2013 World Shows to receive this special discounted rate.

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. Restaurants within walking distance include IHOP, Red Lobster, Smokey Bones, Applebees, Outback, Di Piero's, Panera Bread, Long John Silver's, McDonald's, and Arby's.

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 Front Desk 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 2013 World Show!

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 (STL). Commuter flights are then available to Springfield (SPI), or you may rent a car and follow the directions given.

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