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Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Phone Number: (518) 474-4759
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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If you are considering a conversation in the area, don't decide until you see all that this center has to offer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Felicia B
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you are considering a conversation in the area, don't decide until you see all that this center has to offer.

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Albany, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It may have been state of the art at one time however could use some accessibility updates from the entry area to main floor. When attending functions where meals are served, there needs to be more space between tables for the wait staff to maneuver. Stage is visible to all and sound system adequate.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Highly unusual huge plaza with a long reflecting pool, with 4 tall towers that are very oddly not named! Very futuristic, especially the theatre called the EGG. The 42 story Corning Tower stands opposed to the EGG. The whole place is very striking. The state Capitol is across the street and years behind in more traditional and beautiful architecture .... More 

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Isabela, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Our visit was on a Sunday so we didn't had the chance to see the indoors convention center. But the outside is very beautiful. Love the water feature. The view is awesome. On one end is the NY Museum & the other end is the Capital & in a corner the famous Egg. Free parking on Sundays. Overall: Great.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I needed to do some genealogy research on the 11th Floor of the Empire State Plaza because the records are not online. It was absolutely worth the time and effort to get to the records. I paid $10 to park for the day but got everything done in 2 1/2 hours. Follow the directions to the center very closely. There... More 

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We attended the July 4th Celebration at the Empire State Plaza. It was a festive event with over 30,000 guests, music, dancing, food vendors and other entertainment. The amphitheater is a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the shows. The park is well laid out and beautiful.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The architecture is brutalistic and uninviting. Cold, hard empty spaces. The mall below the surface is hideous. Not a very welcoming place. No help for tourists. Parking is incredibly hard to find (not very well marked). Public restrooms scary. Pitiful food offerings (a LARGE food court with only a few fast-food restaurants worthy of a third tier airport). I would... More 

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

While I love the outdoor part of the center (it has a unique atmosphere), the conference rooms below are airless and stuffy, poorly arranged, and in need of some renovation. The rooms are long rectangular boxes, and it is difficult to see or hear anyone at the head of the room, even with the sound system in use. Walls are... More 

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dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had a couple of visits exploring the plaza while in Albany recently. It is a lovely place . Its like an oasis of tranquility in the madness of life . 2 lakes are surrounded by office blocks on one side and The Egg on the other side At the back a stage area was being set up for a... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

It's a huge office complex housing the NYS Museum, the Plaza (open air with seating, fountains; the Egg performance auditorium (check for pricing). Call NYS information number for events scheduled, which are almost always family friendly. The Concourse houses McDonald's as well as an upscale restaurant;, drugstore and a gift shop (I think?); artwork all along the way. Leads to... More 

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Additional Information about Empire State Plaza Convention Center

Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
Phone Number: (518) 474-4759
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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