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The Oncenter

800 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
315.435.8000
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Ranked #12 of 31 Attractions in Syracuse
Type: Convention Centers
Owner description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to... more » Owner description: A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to the harmonious addition of the John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theaters in 1975, to the building of the Nicolas J. Pirro Convention Center in 1992, the Oncenter has been the entertainment and conference preference of local, regional and National attendees. Whether you are interested in watching a hockey game, singing along with one of the Famous Artists Broadway shows, watching Disney on Ice, attending a car, snowmobile or ice fishing show, or planning your annual group conference, The Oncenter welcomes you.Our professional experienced management team is here to ensure that each and every guest’s Oncenter experience is a positive, memorable event. « less
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Sherburne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I go to the arena every now and then for some WWE action, and there couldn't be a better arena for little events like that. Very well seats, I even think that the very top row is still a great seat, unlike places like Cowboy Stadium. Easy to get through before, during, and after the event, just great overall.

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West Monroe, NY
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We go to the War Memorial for the hockey games a couple times a season. It is a bit run down, but we love it there. Great seats no matter where you sit and walking around looking at the military memorabilia is nice. Love it here.

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Burlington, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Saw Alton Brown there February 16th, Row F. The layout is a lot like Hamilton Place, Great seat location, I can't imagine there is a bad seat in the place, except at the very top. We walked, so I can't talk about parking/fees, but the food and booze was pricey, but we can forgive that. We would happily see another... More

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Scranton, PA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
15 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The event was easy to get to. Everyone expected delays due to multiple games and functions, but it worked out fine. Parking was easy. On & off 81 was easy. My only suggestion would be better concessions. Nachos & cheese covered soft pretzels aren't the best. Still glad I made the trip!

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I've been to several events and have been happy with the arena as well as the parking. Food is good, esp. when serving hundreds. Security is good. Syracuse University events for seniors is held there and it is the perfect venue.

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Oneida, New York
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8 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

excellent facility to watch Broadway-style productions. Very accessible and comfortable.We enjoy going here often, parking nearby.

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DeWitt, New York
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282 reviews 282 reviews
136 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

The idea of rating the Oncenter as if it were one attraction is misguided. This complex consists of three separate buildings built at different times for different purposes. I will do my best to give you my take on each of them, as I have attended many events and shows in all of them. The oldest building is the War... More

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Lambertville, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Saw the new symphony in Syracuse, Smphoria! An amazing group of artists, wonderful symphony. I hope to see them again soon!

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Syracuse, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

had prom there years ago, also went to some job fairs and other stuff. Had lots of fun there and really cool architecture and interior design.

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Rochester, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Only got to see one small part of it so really can't make a better review of it as I was here for a NYS exam. Place definitely can handle large groups of people.

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