There are few places quite like the South Central U.S. comprised of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas—and sometimes by extension, Alabama and Mississippi—this region is full of American history. From the Alamo to the Louisiana Purchase, the Civil War and some of the earliest Native American tribes, the South Central region makes up a good part of American history books. It’s also a land of great beauty, with several mountain ranges, the Gulf Coast, and the bayou providing scenic landscape and usually seasonable weather.
For all of its uniqueness, the South Central U.S. also has a range of non-traditional venues that mirror the eclectic nature of the region and offer planners affordable alternatives.
The University of Central Oklahoma has several special event spaces including the Robert S. Kerr Room and Will Rogers Room, both decorated with historic and pop culture memorabilia that attendees can revel in. There’s also Broncho Lake in the center of campus offering panoramic views and an ideal landscape for outdoor events. UCO is located in close proximity to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum as well as the culturally rich Paseo Arts District for entertaining group outings.
Lone Star Park is another thrilling example—this world-class horse racing venue is a sure bet for corporate meetings, trade shows and expos, holiday gatherings, charity galas, and large-scale concerts with flexible and affordable packages to accommodate groups from 20-2,000 people. From penthouse suites to a covered veranda and concourse space, in total Lone Star Park has more than 1 million square feet available year-round.
Here are more of our top picks in the South Central United States:
|University of Central Oklahoma
San Antonio, TX
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette
|River City Venues
New Orleans, LA
|Arkansas 4-H Center
Little Rock, AR
|Lone Star Park
Grand Prairie, TX