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Tampa Convention Center

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Address: 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 274-8511
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GREAT VIEW!

This is the BEST convention center for view. SO many water view seats. This is the WORSE food. Go to the publix across the bridge to get anything.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is the BEST convention center for view. SO many water view seats. This is the WORSE food. Go to the publix across the bridge to get anything.

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Florida, New York
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122 reviews 122 reviews
36 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I went to a college fair here with my daughter. The convention center was very clean and it was organized very well.The bathrooms are very clean. The views from the windows are beautiful. There is a small bistro to get a cup of coffee or small snack.

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Clearwater, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I've worked both sides of the "aisle" at the Convention Center...and it's a great fit for exhibitors and visitors alike. Whether it's an auto show, home show, or any big event, the crew here knows how to get you in and out. Conveniently located, The Convention Center has adequate parking nearby as well as several quality hotels. The only downside,... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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386 reviews 386 reviews
42 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Not a bad convention center for a medium-sized city! The location right along the river...with views out of the numerous and spacious windows........is fantastic!

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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Tampa Convention Center was not built to accommodate large conventions. While its location is scenic by the river, it is inadequate for a city the size of Tampa.

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Palm Bay, FL
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Center is clean, well maintained, easily accessible by several major routes. Ample parking nearby. Easy walking distance from downtown hotels [near the Straz Center/I-275 area]

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Attended a meeting in Tampa at the Convention Center and stayed at the Marriott next door. Nice size facility that was easy to navigate and offered lots of seating options and outdoor space to relax in between sessions. Food was average but I liked the facility and location.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I've been here several times for trade shows. It's located right next to the water & the views are amazing! Park between the convention center & the Tampa Bay Times forum for cheaper garage parking.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

First time to convention at this venue. Was very impressed with this structure. New, clean, great location. Great access to hotels, water taxis, trolley stop. Marina close enough you could arrive by boat and walk over.

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just recently went here for Comic Con. Just like Anime Expo in Los Angeles, it started with a long line in the hot sun to get in. My husband and I went in later to find security simply lets you in without double checking anything. Although the staff seemed a bit lax and sometimes unaware of how their system worked,... More 

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