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Adventure Destination Has a Collection of Event and Meeting Spaces

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Moab, Utah nestled in the red rocks of Canyonlands Country is Where Adventure Begins! The scenery, the surroundings, the activities, the history – it is all inviting, and calling you to organize your concert, festival, ceremony, or conference in Moab!
Moab was first settled in 1855 by Mormons who quickly abandoned their remote outpost because they were frightened of the area’s Native American population. It was resettled in 1876. Since that time, the city and its people have carved an existence as changing as the eroded desert around it. Moab is the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park, the Colorado River and the beautiful La Sal Mountains and while the primary industry is tourism, the town seeks to develop its full potential for year round Meetings and Events.

Canyonlands National Park is the largest national park in the state, and its diversity staggers the imagination. A special use permit allows small gatherings for ceremonies among the thousand foot views down into river canyons, or up, to red rock pinnacles, cliffs and spires that are truly awe-inspiring. The parks geophysical characteristics have naturally sectioned it into three areas called: Island in the Sky, the Needles and the Maze. The expert guidance of one of Moab’s professional outfitters is advised when accessing the backcountry of the park for hiking, biking, backpacking, rafting and canoeing. Four wheel driving and mountain biking on designated roads, can also be enjoyed in Canyonlands backcountry.

Public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or Utah Trust Lands, also require permits for events, and make up the bulk of the acres outside of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. When planning an event on the public lands, a planner may consider erecting an event tent to create an outstanding ambience for the participants.

Going way back in history, Star Hall was Moab's first contrived meeting space. Renovated in 2008, the Historic Star Hall, with its theatre style seating, elevated & curtained stage, dressing rooms, professional lighting, projection and sound equipment, offers a perfect setting for lectures and keynote speeches.

The Grand Center offers two break-out rooms, each seating 50 theater style and 30 classroom style, for a larger groups there is seating for 100 banquet style or 250 theater style. The Red Devil Auditorium seats 650 and many other indoor venues, with seating up to 650 people, are supplied by local hotels and restaurants.

The past and the present have come together with tours of the national parks, coupled with activities within the parks and an opportunity to view relics from the past. Visitors see the geological formations, prehistoric sites, and Indian writing from the seats of their vehicles, bikes, canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Hiking to these locations is extremely breathtaking and an excellent way to really feel the mysteries left of an earlier time. For more information about Moab Meeting and Event Facilities, go to www.moabutah.info or call 800-635-6622 for a free color brochure.

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March 2009

Spectators! Participants!

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The collective artists will be on hand monthly the second Saturday from March into June for Artwalk. Visitors saunter from Gallery to Gallery to chat with the creators of a variety of mediums.

Plenty of action this month too. The Barrel Races opened the month and the year's circuit. The local Delicate Stitchers displayed quilts from 1860s and new, fabulous designs too the opening weekend of March.

Local Jason Parriott has brought competitive dirt bike motorcycle events to Moab. The first of five took place this month, so you have time to reckon future dates to plan to participate or watch one of the next four to take place in Moab.

More wheeled fun Unicyclists will pour over the attractive, challenging trails on one wheel, the Skinny Tire Festival folk will stick to the pavement for the cause of Cancer and donate to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Sticking to feet, the Half Marathon is sold out again. So plan for the 24 hour foot race the following weekend as a Moab March alternative.

Tag-A-Long Expeditions and Tex's Riverways will be providing jetboat shuttles for canoe and camping souls who venture into Canyonlands National Park this month by calm water river.

Moab is just teeming with spring. Bring your layers to be prepared for every weather possibility. We played in the snow with boots and bibs the first Saturday of March, by 2PM we peeled into our jeans and fleeces. Our faces pink from the glorious return of sunshine.

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