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Campo Grande is a modern, pleasant town of 800,000 inhabitants (2007) that sits in the middle of Brazilian cattle country. The city plays an important role as a regional center for services and commerce. For travelers, Campo Grande is the main gateway to the southern part of the Pantanal and to Bonito, a small town surrounded by rivers of clear waters located approximately 300 km far from Campo Grande. It is known in Brazil for as the brown city because of the local soil color. Its inhabitants are called campo-grandenses.
The culture of the city involves a heritage of native Brazilians and other people of diverse origins (Italian, German, Syrian-Lebanese, Japanese, Paraguayans, and Bolivians, among others).
Campo Grande has an airport served by TAM , Gol , Azul , Trip  and Oceanair . The airport is located about 7 km from the downtown area. Tourists can get a bus or taxi on their way to the city. There's no shuttle bus service, so if you want to catch a bus from the airport into town, there's a bus stop about 50 meters to the right of the main avenue right in front of the airport (as you go FROM the airport TO the avenue).
Interstate buses depart to numerous destinations, including Corumbá (5-6 hours, on the border with Bolivia), Bonito, Iguaçu Falls, São Paulo (13 to 15 hours) and Rio de Janeiro (20 hours). A new bus terminal started operating in February 2010, and is located about 6 km from downtown Campo Grande. Tourists arriving at the bus terminal can reach the city by bus (local bus lines going downtown depart from the bus stop in front of the new terminal) or by taxi.
Inferninho - This park, located outside of the urban perimeter, has some waterfalls.
Ayrton Senna Park - Tu-Su, 8AM to 7PM.
Parque Ecológico do Sóter - It is the newest park in the city. Projected as a model park, it is comprised of 22 hectares of green areas, multi-sports squares, skate park, cycling trails and a churrasco kiosk.
Park Estadual do Prosa - Area of 135 hectares with motorbike trails.
Park Florestal Antonio de Albuquerque/Horto-Florestal - A green area of 4.5 hectares with some species of native trees. A prominent landmark of the city, it also possesses a library, snack bar, playground, skate park, and cycling trails. Is located in a walking distance from the city center.
Itanhangá Park – Kiosks and a children's park. 6:30AM - 9:30PM.
Jacques da Luz Park
Parque das Nações Indígenas (at Afonso Pena av.) – One of the biggest urban parks of the world, with an extension of 119 hectares. It offers good infrastructure for leisure and sports.
Parque dos Poderes – The name does not refer to a park, but to a neighborhood of the city where most of the local government buildings are located, among areas of preserved native vegetation. Although urbanized, it's possible to see some species of wild animals walking freely on the streets and paths at the area.
Ary Coelho Plaza, Afonso Pena av. – Its huge fountain was once a stage for grand political events. It is the most traditional square of the city.
Praça of Araras (Av. João Rosa Pires with Dom Aquino)
Belmar Fidalgo Sporting Complex
Praça dos Imigrantes
Praça Oshiro Takamari - where the Aboriginal Fair functions
Praça da República, Av. Afonso Pena. Containing a monument to Japanese immigration.
Estação Ferroviária do Noroeste (old Railroad the Northwest of Brazil - N.O.B.) - was construido by a comitiva (that it arrived in 1907), commanded for the engineer Emilio Schenoor, who signed contract with the federal government. patrimõnio protected for law.
Monument of the Aviator - the airplane was used in 2ª world-wide war and homages the Tenete Aviator Keys Son
Monument of Japanese Immigration - the Japanese colony of the state homages, that arrived at the beginning of century XX.
Monument of the Immigrants (Landmark of the Foundation of the city) - it homages the first families of migrantes that had come of Minas Gerais and is represented by an ox car.
Dwelling of the Baís (Av. the Northwest, 5140) - tumbled as historic site, is a permanent space for musical expositions of art and spectacles. Constructed in 1918 and revitalized in 1993, today he is palco of cultural samples and tourist information
Obelisco - inaugurated in 1933 and tumbled as patrimony in 1975. Considered a reference of the city
Palace of the Communications - known as Educative TV, the palace consumed about 8 million dollar in its construction. Considered the higher masonry tower of the world with 100m and the direction of the TVE functions there.
Clock of the 14 (Av. Calógeras with Alfonso Pena) - He was one of the first monuments that the city received, was demolido and after some decades, was rescued given its historical value. Inaugurated in 2000, she is one talks back of the original, that was demolido on behalf of the progress. * Village of the Railroad workers - constructed for the installation of the employees and its familiar ones.
Igreja Matriz de Santo Antônio/Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Abadia - constructed in homage to the patron of the city in 1880, it was the first church to be constructed in Campo Grande.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Perpétuo Socorro
Parish of San Francisco de Assis, R. 14 of July. Situated at the side of the railroad station. Considered one of the biggest historical constructions of Campo Grande, it is a landmark in the oldest part of the city.
Parish of São Jose, R. Dom Peter Celestino, corner with are. Dom Aquino. Constructed in 1938, it is among the most frequent churches in the city.
The local crafts are definitely what you go to want to go for here. Also try some typical fruits such as araçá and bocaiúva. Don't fail to stop by the Casa do Artesão (Craftstmen's house) and Barroarte. If you would like to purchase clothes and shoes (Havaianas, etc), you will be able to find them at Rua 14 de Julho (14 de Julho Street).
Indigenous Fair - Where Native Brazilian craftsmen display and market their handicrafts.
Memorial of the Indigenous Culture
Antônio Valente Municipal Market - constructed in 1933. Well worth a visit. You will find all kinds of spices, grains, home-made candy, and above all, the rather locally famous "'pastel frito'". You must try that. Avoid all flavors that are stored as sauces, since those may increase your chances of getting sick.
Campo Grande Youth Hostel, Rua Joaquim Nabuco 185, +55 67 3042-0508, +55 67 3321-0505. Hostelling International hostel with cheap private rooms located directly in the front of the former bus station. Swimming pool and breakfast included. Note - This hostel has now lost it's HI membership due to non-compliance of HI rules.
Hotel Grande Anel, Av. Matias Albuquerque, 39. Tel.(67) 3354 1260.
Hotel Iguaçu, Rua Dom Aquino, 761. Tel.(67) 3384 4621.
Hotel Nacional, Rua Dom Aquino, 610. Tel.(67) 3384 6715.
Village Palace Hotel, Rua Dom Aquino, 804. Tel.(67) 3382 1430.
Hotel Advanced, Av. Calogeras, 1909. Tel.(67) 3321 5000
Hotel Bínder Concord, Av. Calogeras, 1624. Tel.(67) 3321 2999. Av. Calogeras, 1909(67) 3321 5000
Hotel Zys, Rua Barão do Rio Branco, 342. Tel.(67) 3383 3778.
Indaia Park Hotel, Av. Afonso Pena, 354. Tel.(67) 3325 9400.
Jandaia Hotel, Rua Barão do Rio Branco, 1271 - Centro. Tel.(67) 3321-7000,  Comfortably located downtown. Swimming pool, gameroom, gym, bar. Accepts all major credit cards.
Novotel Campo Grande, Av. Mato Grosso, 5.555 - Jd. Copacabana. Tel.0800-111790/(67) 3326-1177. Comfortable but a bit far from downtown. Spacious rooms. Swimming pool, game room, table tennis, playground, bar. Accepts credit cards.
Pousada Dom Aquino, Rua Dom Aquino, 1806. Tel.(67) 3321 0887.
Pousada Mangabal, Rua José Antônio, 815 - Centro.
Palace Hotel, Rua Dom Aquino. 1501. Tel.(67) 3384 4741.