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Why We Chose St. Louis . . . and You Should Too!

The MANA14 convention will be held this year in St. Louis, Missouri - a city that is possibly the best kept secret in the United States!

St. Louis could be the most affordable family vacation around! With beautiful fall weather and scenery, St. Louis is the home of historic Forest Park, the site of the 1904 World's Fair. Almost twice the size of Central Park, with poetic gardens and fountains and majestic architecture, it is home to the finest FREE attractions in the country including the 90 acre St. Louis Zoo renowned for its natural exhibits and dedication to conserving endangered species and their habitats with over 19,000 animals and 800 species. Don't miss the feeding of the sea lions and the bathing of the elephants!

The Missouri History Museum, built as the first national monument to Thomas Jefferson, and the St. Louis Art Museum, with one of the finest collections in the nation including works from virtually every culture and time period, are also located in Forest Park and admission is FREE.

The extraordinary St. Louis Science Center, one of the top 10 science centers in the nation, features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, just what kids love, and admission is ... you guessed it... FREE. Free concerts and performances in the park round out the entertainment making Forest Park the most fun you can have for FREE anywhere in the country. Check this link for the top 10 things to see and do in Forest Park.

Comfort and location

Our convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch is literally steps away from the beautiful Jefferson Westward Expansion National Park and the incredible Gateway Arch. Soaring 630 feet in the air the Arch is the tallest National Monument, rising over the city along the banks of the Mississippi with indescribable beauty. A wonderful underground museum beneath the base of the Arch documents its design and construction as well as the Westward Expansion of the United States. All of this is FREE!

A major hub for several airlines including the biggest and most highly rated airline in the country, Southwest, St.Louis is easy and inexpensive to get to. We'll tell you about more highlights of St. Louis in future e-mails. Don't miss the best kept secret in America, St. Louis is a trip you will never forget.

Check out these great links from the Explore St. Louis website:

Meet us in St. Louis this October!