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Tampa Convention Center

Address: 333 S Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602 (Downtown)
Phone Number: (813) 274-8511
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Ranked #66 of 215 things to do in Tampa
Type: Convention centers, Traveler Resources
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Clearwater, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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366 reviews 366 reviews
36 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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27 reviews 27 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Visited here for 3 days during 2014 Comic Con. As far as organization goes, it was quite lacking. On opening day, the line for ticket purchase was extremely long, and there was no shade for convention goers to stand in. Opening and closing, as well as event times were wrong all weekend, and some of the staff was pretty rude.... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The people who run the convention center are comparable to dictators. I've been going to the Con for 8 years and the convention center staff are getting more and more overbearing. I was there to have fun. I understand there are a lot of people who ruin things for everyone, but I don't need someone watching and micromanaging everything I... More 

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