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Sioux Falls CVB SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA NTA contact: Jackie Wentworth, sales manager Office Phone: +1.605.373.2028 Website: NTA member since: 1979 What are some highlights for travelers heading to Sioux Falls? Our namesake, the Falls of the Big Sioux River, is in the heart of our city and encompasses a 123-acre park featuring Sioux Quartzite, a pink rock that is the hardest rock, second only to the dia- mond. It was used for many of the build- ings in our historical downtown, which is bustling with unique restaurants whose chefs are committed to using locally sourced ingredients. Also, the craft brewery and winery scene has exploded, making Sioux Falls a foodie mecca. Can you talk about some of the travel ideas provided by the Sioux Falls CVB? The featured videos on our website provide a lens for consumers to see Sioux Falls through the eyes of an urban explorer, a family, a foodie and more. Plus, our CVB staff is dedicated to the motorcoach industry by helping group tour operators with customized itineraries, hotel procurement, attraction information and step-on guides. What are some exciting attractions and venues? Sioux Falls is home to SculptureWalk, the largest annual exhibit of public sculptures in the world. The sculptures are displayed all year throughout down- town Sioux Falls. Since the sculptures are owned by the artist and on loan for one year, the sculptures change annually, so the exhibit is always fresh and exciting. We are also home to the Washington Pavilion and the Denny Sanford Premier Center, the largest concert venue between Minneapolis and Denver, so we really serve as the enter- tainment capital of the region. What do you like to do when you’re not hard at work? My heart is happiest when I am either attending a theater production or gar- dening. I love digging in the dirt; it con- nects you with the earth. For more information, contact Wentworth at Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY NTA contact: Jennifer Costa, director Office Phone: +1.908.355.9797 Website: NTA member since: 2016 Elizabeth has received recent attention in the media as an up-and-coming des- tination. Tell us why. This city stands on its own. With close proximity to New York City, it serves as an amazing alternative destination. Elizabeth has 0 percent tax on clothes and shoes, and it’s also serving up some amazing cuisine in atmospheric venues. What are the must-see attractions? Liberty Hall Museum is one of the best local attractions for Elizabeth—from American Revolutionary War history to Alexander Hamilton history and an extensive Portuguese Madeira wine col- lection from the 1700s. Another great attraction is The Mills at Jersey Gardens, Visit Clarksville Frances Manzitto +1.931.245.4345 | 800.530.2487 with over 200 high- end outlet stores. What are some upcoming events in Elizabeth? Elizabeth celebrates the various interna- tional heritages that make this city so diverse. Along with its festivals, Elizabeth is home to a 15-mile bike tour every May and a historical re- enactment every October. Some new events that are coming to Elizabeth include car shows, fashion week and a summer concert series. What are your favorite tunes? I have eclectic tastes in music; it all depends on my mood! Everything from Dean Martin and Sinatra to folklore, Portuguese Fado and Polish polka to smooth jazz. Can’t forget about today’s J-Lo, Drake and Taylor. For more information, contact Costa at From our picturesque and historic downtown to our rolling countryside, Clarksville welcomes you with open arms. Bringing your group to Clarksville means a trip full of Southern hospitality, unique attractions and shopping, great food and memories that will last a lifetime. Find out more at 51