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26th Annual Roundup Nationals – Springfield, Illinois

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 28 @ 5:00 pm

For our 26th Annual Roundup Nationals, the MCCI moves the Roundup Nationals 748 miles to Illinois, the 8th different state to host a Roundup Nationals.  For 2019, the host city will be Springfield, Illinois.  First settled in the 1810’s, Springfield is the Illinois state capitol, and is best known for historic sites connected with the 16th US President Abraham Lincoln, as well as being located on historic Route 66.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019:  Early Arrival Day & Day Cruise - Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site, 15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675.  About 20 miles Northwest of Springfield, is a reconstruction of the village where Abraham Lincoln spent his early adulthood.  No admission fee, just a suggested donation of $2.00 for children, $4.00 for adults, or $10.00 for a family.   30 minutes from hotel.  Leave hotel at 1:15.  Arrive for 2:00pm tour.       http://www.LincolnsNewSalem.com


Thursday, July 25, 2019:  Family Day & Day Cruise #1 – Route 66.   We will spend the day taking in some great Route 66 sites in the area.  The gas stations, some museums and must see sites, and the food.

Leave hotel at 10:00am and head to the Route 66 Museum, 334 Historic Old Route 66 North, Litchfield, IL  62056.  The museum is located where the Vic Suhling gas station once stood. The retro design of the building, with exterior neon trim and restored neon Suhling sign welcomes visitors. The museum houses historical artifacts of Litchfield and showcases Litchfield’s relationship with Route 66.  Litchfield is 30 minutes from motel.  Donation to enter.                http://www.litchfieldmuseum.org/

After the museum, head to lunch at Aristons, 413 N Old Rte 66, Litchfield, IL  62056 .  Aristons in Litchfield is Route 66 famous, and is believed to be the oldest café on Route 66.  Their menu incorporates a world of influences, including Italian, Western Favorites, Southern Traditions, South of the Border, and Ocean Catches.  After dining, try one of their yummy desserts.  Aristons has been inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame, as well as placed on the National Registry of Historic Places.    http://ariston-cafe.com/

After lunch, go to Mt Olive, Illinois to Soulsby Service Station, 710 W 1st S St, Mt Olive, IL  62069. The Soulsby Service Station is a historic service station located along historic U.S. Route 66 and is the oldest usable service station on the highway in Illinois. It serves as an example of the house and canopy gas station design.  Today, the station looks essentially the same as it did during its post-World War II heyday. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Cool old gas station for pictures. It will be about 40 minutes from the Motel.     https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/route66/soulsby_service_station_mt_olive.html


Friday, July 26, 2019:  Family Day & Day Cruise #1 – Springfield, Illinois.  We will spend the afternoon touring some of President Lincoln’s historic sites in the capital city:  Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the Lincoln Tomb.  We start off the day cruise by visiting the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, 426 South Seventh Street, Springfield, IL  62701.  Leave hotel at 1:15pm.  Tour starts at 1:40pm.  Lincoln Home National Historic Site was authorized by President Richard Nixon to preserve and protect the only home ever owned by President Abraham Lincoln. In total, the buildings included in the park make up four-and-a-half square blocks on 12 acres, where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861, before becoming the 16th President of the United States.  Our activities will include watching a movie and one hour guided tour.  The Lincoln Home Visitor Center parking lot fee is $2.00 per hour per vehicle.  Street parking 50 cents an hour (meters).  Museum is donation to enter.  Less than 5 miles from hotel.      https://www.nps.gov/liho/index.htm

We will leave the Lincoln Home at 3:00pm then drive a few blocks to Oak Ridge Cemetery and visit Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, 1441 Monument Ave, Springfield, IL 62702.  Tour starts at 3:20pm.  The Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site is the final resting place of Abraham Lincoln, his wife Mary, and three of their four sons.   We will participate in a 30 minute guided tour.   Donation to enter.  After visiting the Lincoln Tomb, we will view the WWII Illinois Veterans Memorial, Illinois Korean War Memorial,  Illinois Vietnam Veterans War Memorial and the Purple Heart Memorial, all located outdoors near Lincoln Tomb.    http://www.LincolnTomb.org                   http://www.OakRidgeCemetery.org



8:00pm  Annual MCCI Club Meeting in MCCI hotel conference room.


Saturday, July 27, 2019:  Show Day

9:00 AM – Noon: Registration

Noon – 2:00 PM: Judging

3:00 PM:     Awards Ceremony in MCCI conference room.

Sunday, July 28, 2019:   Departure Day

…or stick around and check out what the Springfield area has to offer!!


Event details & times subject to change.  More Details Coming Soon.  Absolutely NO Alcohol in the show area at any time.


Host Hotel:
Crowne Plaza Springfield – Convention Center, 3000 South Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703


Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center is The Place to Meet!  Whether you are planning a family get-a-way to explore the area that Abraham Lincoln called home, a business meeting, convention, or a romantic retreat, the Crowne Plaza will exceed all of your expectations.  Conveniently located on Interstate 55/72, Crown Plaza Springfield features 288 newly renovated spacious guest rooms with 14 suites, all with luxurious bedding, featuring plush duvets, feather pillows and pillow-top mattresses.  Hotel amenities include a fitness center, a 14th floor indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, sundeck with an amazing view of our great host city, sundry shop and a 24-hour business center.  Enjoy meals in the Long 9 Restaurant or relax in the Long 9 Bar and Grill.  Crown Plaza Springfield also offers over 70,626 sq ft of event space fit for any occasion, including conferences, meetings and more.  The Crowne Plaza is just minutes away from all of Springfield Abraham Lincoln Historic sites, Knights Action Park, and is adjacent to both shopping and restaurants.  The Crowne Plaza Springfield offers a newly modern guestroom featuring the patented WorkLife concept.  This next generation guestroom offers guests an incredible mix of comfort, connectivity, and flexibility.  This is real innovation designed completely around the needs of modern travelers who blend life and business easily and often.


Hotel Website:  https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/springfield/spicc/hoteldetail


Phone:  217-529-7777                            Use reference:  Group Code  MT9

Use this website to book rooms:    https://www.ihg.com/redirect path=hd&brandCode=6C&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=spicc&_PMID=99801505&GPC=MT9&viewfullsite=true


Enter your check in dates / check out dates.  Once you do this you’ll notice the screen change some and a group code of MT9 will appear in a box toward the bottom. This will guarantee you are in the correct block and getting the group rate.  Follow the steps to continue to make your reservations as normal.

Standard Room:     $109 per night plus tax.  Rooms are either two queen beds, or a King bed.

A full service breakfast menu is available.  Breakfast starting at $8

Hosted by MCCI Members for MCCI Members



July 23, 2019 8:00 am
July 28, 2019 5:00 pm


Dan Starnes