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Cobo Center

1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
+1 313-877-8777
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Ranked #32 of 69 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Convention Centers, Other
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Owner description: Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with recycling stations throughout the building. Registration space available in the concourse. Registration booths are available for rent. The Cobo Center Business Center is available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services. Visitor information center. Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. Cobo Center is ADA compliant. Cobo Center has a comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place. Parking is available at prevailing rates. The Detroit People Mover has a station on the third floor of Cobo Center with numerous stops throughout the downtown district. Superior air lift capacity at award winning Detroit Metro Airport (ranked #1 by many industry analysts). Majority of rooms in downtown convention hotel block less than 5 years old - over 1,850 new, competitively priced rooms on line since 2007. Overall campus on the riverfront includes Joe Louis Arena and Hart Plaza and makes outdoor festival or special event space easily accessible.

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I loved the intelligent vehicle demonstrations. Belle Isle is still a nice place to visit. The food vendors were very pricey.

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Lansing, Michigan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The renovations of Cobo are incredible. You would never know you were in the same place. Work is still going on, but what is done will blow you away. Word of advice: If you're going there for a conference during the day, bring your own beverages. None of the vendors are open during the day, and there is only one... More

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Brighton, Michigan
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316 reviews 316 reviews
28 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The rennovations at Cobo are simply fantastic; the opening up to the waterfront, and the main hall by the waterfront entryway, is simply fabulous; what a way to showcase the area. The only complaint I had during this time was "concession management"; generally the service was slow, and seemingly unprepared for the 9,000 people that were there for our event.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

The convention center is riverside, has nice view. We can get the People Mover from 4th floor, lt's very covinient.

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Ypsilanti, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Clean, bright and modern. The restrooms were kept up nicely! Great Wi-Fi signal. The food court prices weren't painful. It is in walking distance to attractions, restaurants and public transportation.

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Matteson, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came from Chicago to Detroit to be part of the Woman's Empowerment Expo and Tyler Perry was great but we was disappointed by the number of vendors that showed up. Would have enjoyed vendors from other states and now just local ones.

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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181 reviews 181 reviews
62 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you haven't been to the remodeled Cobo you are missing out. It is a world class facility and is an outstanding place to see the auto show, boat show, or home and Garden show.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

I just went there the other week. Compared to my visit two years ago they did a lot renovations, There are a couple of new halls. Also they added a new area to get some food. The renovations are still going are still going on. I am looking forward to the visit next year.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Cobo Center is your average convention center. Large open rooms and plenty of function space for main attractions and open vending. The eateries located throughout the center offer a variety of items at prices that are above average prices. Bottom line eat before you visit. Ample parking is available.

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Point Edward, ON
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Overall a very positive experience. Americas Best Cheerleading and the Boat show. We saw other reviews and took our own snacks and drinks. The place was clean, parking very reasonable and only one blip getting back on the freeway. The view across river to Windsor, ON was awesome. I cannot imagine how busy this place could get if every hall... More

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