Hugging the shores of the great Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota has long been a destination to which visitors flock year round. With its spectacular views, outstanding convention center, thousands of hotel rooms, restaurants, shopping and amazing outdoor activities winter, spring, summer and fall, you’ll find Duluth is good for you and your event.
1. Room with a View. Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) is one of the largest convention centers in Minnesota. Located on the shores of Lake Superior, the spectacular views from the Harbor Side ballroom provide a panoramic backdrop for meetings. The DECC offers an outstanding meeting experience that planners simply rave about. Receiving national recognition for its sustainability practices and AMSOIL Arena, DECC was the first LEED-silver certified arena in the United States. Planning is a breeze with two ballrooms, 30 meeting rooms and 125,000 square feet of exhibit space, complimented by in-house catering and expo services all professionally coordinated by the experienced event planning team.
2. Easy Access. The world-class terminal at Duluth International Airport opened for business in January 2013. The LEED silver-certified building was designed with the passenger experience in mind. Offering multiple flights with daily jet service on Delta, American and United to hubs in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago O’Hare, and a new flight to Denver.
3. A Whole New Look. No attrition and free parking are just two of the reasons meeting planners love Duluth’s hotel packages. With just under 5,000 rooms citywide, and a committable block of 1,300 within three blocks of the convention center, our hotels are at the center of the action. The Holiday Inn & Suites completed a $5 million in renovation in May 2014 with a new Lyric Conference Space. The Comfort Suites Canal Park just underwent guest room and lobby renovations that just wrapped up this year.
4. Brewing Success. Pull up a stool for a microbrew tour and a frothy taste of the region. Duluth has a long history of beer brewing dating back to the late 1800s. In recent years, the city has attracted heaps of attention for its hops. Ales, lagers, stouts, and other craft beers are brewed and served with care at several locations, many within walking distance. Vikre Distillery has organic spirits and Duluth also has new cider breweries.
5. Duluth Rocks! Meeting planners are delighted with the incredible selection of unique venues for off-site functions. Clyde Iron Works is a new western addition with a new Malting Building for chic weddings and events. Attendees can climb aboard the North Shore Scenic Railroad for a scenic dinner train and tie in a tour of the historic Depot; cruise Lake Superior aboard the Vista Fleet; take in the breathtaking grandeur of Glensheen Mansion; or enjoy creative cuisine at the Great Lakes Aquarium. Grandma’s Sports Garden in Canal Park offers groups a casual dining option, and Spirit Mountain Recreation Area provides year-round team building activities.
For more information, visit our website at www.visitduluth.com.
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