Big Events in the Great Plains
By Rachel Carter
Destinations across the heartland never stop thinking of creative ways to produce memorable events in a variety of venues.
In the Great Plains, the big cities have small-town charm and the small towns have big-city amenities, but nowhere will you find “big-city attitudes.” Visitors are sometimes surprised by locals’ welcoming nature, known simply as “Midwestern nice.” Wrestling has a stronghold in several states, and BMX is an up-and-coming sport. Residents love their ice hockey, but they’re also diving into swimming. Although brand-new arenas, world-class stadiums and specialty sports complexes help attract events, it’s the people—from convention bureau staff members to club volunteers—who keep event organizers coming back to destinations in this hospitable region.
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Category: Destination Feature