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Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center

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Address: 1 South Water St., Mobile, AL 36602
Phone Number: 251. 208. 2100
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Decent but not spectacular

Seems like a good facility, with a lot of large areas for meetings and festivals and conventions, but the directions and parking can be very confusing. Restrooms are very outdated... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Seems like a good facility, with a lot of large areas for meetings and festivals and conventions, but the directions and parking can be very confusing. Restrooms are very outdated and unclean. Staff and service seems ok but not great.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I worked in the center for two, consecutive days and found the staff to be very accommodating and friendly. The room was very nice and set-up perfectly for the event...quick turn-around, too. I took a tour of the new, updated restrooms, and they will be first-class. I would definitely recommend the convention center to other professional groups.

Thank 316ritas
Huntsville, AL
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139 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

After I got to know the lay out I liked this convention center. The architecture is quite nice but as someone else commented all the stairs can be a problem. There are many front entrances and ways to get up to the main entrance, mostly stairs but there are elevators. Problem is they are not marked or easily visible. While... More 

1 Thank Speedracer61
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I know this can't be fixed but the main entrance is a huge problem. There are so many stairs, and if you are at a professional conference like I was, it makes it hard to walk in professional footwear. The water fountains in the main exhibit hall were also non-functioning, which is really annoying. The restrooms were constantly a mess... More 

1 Thank mizubaka
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I was just here for two days of a five-day conference for the Southern Historical Assn. The venue seemed ideal for a conference: plenty of smaller rooms for panel presentations and larger rooms for book exhibits. Also, it was conveniently linked to the Plaza Riverview hotel. I had no problems with the restrooms like the other reviewer; however, the walls... More 

Thank Ryan T
Perdido Key Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

I spoke with the general manager about the horrible conditions, very much outdated and unsafe of the restrooms. Ladies get locked in and you have to kick the wall to close the door while trying to use the restrooms. Was told in a year they will make improvements. They could start off with a five dollar or less lock for... More 

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