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Travel Logistics
The 79th Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown - a contemporary hotel located in the heart of Cleveland's vibrant downtown area with views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline.
Host Hotel
Overnight accomodations are available to conference participants at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown Hotel at a discounted rate of $139/night plus tax. This rate will be available until January 4, 2019, or when the room block is filled. To make a reservation, use the online reservation site or call the Hilton Cleveland at 216-413-5000 and mention the group code: MFWC.

A small block of rooms are being held at the federal per diem rate for eligible government employees (valid government ID required at check-in). To make a reservation in the federal per diem group block, click here.
Parking at the Host Hotel
Parking for conference attendees is available at a 10% discounted rate. For Valet Parking the discounted price is $34.20, and Self-Parking is $25.20. Self-parked guests will have in and out privileges, and the garage access for those staying at the hotel will have the discounted rate programmed on your room key. For commuters, a voucher will be available to pick up at the conference registration desk to use when exiting the garage.

Note: the self-parking lot is located directly across the street from the Main Entrance of the Hilton on Lakeside (next to the County Courthouse building); there’s an underground tunnel that connects the parking garage to the hotel.
Area Information
Arriving early? The Ohio Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is hosting a Pint Night at Southern Tier Brewery in Cleveland. Join us on Saturday, January 26 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. View flyer.

Check out the Dining Guide for an overview of Cleveland’s culinary scene and a list of restaurants by area. Click here to view.

Explore the area! Download the Walk CLE Map for your self-guided tour.

Make the most of your time in Cleveland! Visit www.thisiscleveland.com to learn about what Cleveland has to offer.

Show Your Badge Program: To ensure you have a memorable experience in Cleveland, we've partnered with local restaurants, attractions, shopping venues, spas, and sports and recreation organizations to provide exclusive discount offers through the Show Your Badge program. To participate, simply show your conference badge when visiting participating partners found at www.thisiscleveland.com/syb in order to receive their exclusive offer.

YMCA Special Offer: The Parker Hannifin Downtown YMCA (1301 E 9th St, Cleveland) is offering all Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference participants a special guest pass conference rate of $7. The pass includes access to all of their amenities, including a full whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. Upon arrival at the YMCA, mention the conference and this offer to receive the special rate.
About Cleveland, Ohio
The city of Cleveland got its name from its founder, General Moses Cleaveland, a surveyor from Connecticut who ventured west along Lake Erie and eventually landed in a forested area with the Cuyahoga River on one side and Lake Erie on another. He thought, “Yes, this would make a great place for a city!” And so, in 1796, Cleveland was officially born. Why was the "a" dropped? A local newspaper didn't have enough space on its masthead to fit it, so the letter was dropped. The name stuck ever since. Cleveland is home to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, and the Great Lakes Science Center.

Did you know... The Cuyahoga River that runs through most of northeast Ohio before depositing in Lake Erie has had an interesting history with Cleveland. The stretch of the river that runs through the city has caught on fire 13 different times!

Cuyahoga River
Photo Credit: Flickr/Erik Drost
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