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Raleigh Convention Center

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Address: 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-996-8500
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
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A Center That Defies Convention

We do this by simply saying 'yes'. To your...

A Center That Defies Convention

We do this by simply saying 'yes'. To your unique needs and high expectations. From service and amenities, to flexibility and quality, whatever you need, you'll find people who care about making it happen. All inside a world-class architectural wonder, surrounded by fantastic hotels, performance stages and a vibrant, welcoming downtown. Our hearts and minds are wide open and ready to embrace your world!

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Bridal Show

Visited here for a Bridal Show. Was surprised how large the space was and how well everything was organized with the layout. Friendly staff, great location!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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158 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for a Bridal Show. Was surprised how large the space was and how well everything was organized with the layout. Friendly staff, great location!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hold an event. Come every year for a Trade Show. Easy to get around. Lots of helpful staff and clean bathrooms.

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Thank Monics F
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great friendly staff, well set up venue that was easy to access with a good location for both customer and vendor. Parking was good and close.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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282 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've attended quite a few activities at the Raleigh Convention Center from festivals to conferences to conventions. It is a large building so is a little confusing on your first visit to navigate but then you get to know your way around better. My first time there I did need to ask for some help. There are a lot of... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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91 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I attended the PriMed Raleigh Convention here. This convention center is a fantastic area for these. The acoustics are really good, the center is large and very central to step out for food.

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Thank shuggs30
Raleigh, North Carolina
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96 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Enjoy going the Raleigh Convention Center for Animazement every year. The Convention Center has a nice layout.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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113 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

I've been to Cheerleading Tournaments, Boat Shows, Work Gatherings, etc. at the Convention Center. The facility is very nice. Food is adequate as you'd expect, but there are other options close by. One complaint is about the other restaurants in the other area is that some will be closed during the events. You would think they'd clean up with all... More 

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Thank Jim M
annapolis
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81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

It's new and modern but this is terribly planned facility. I think they built this place with the idea of "downtown revitalization". It didn't work. Location is terrible. It's not easy navigate the building as a guest or conference exhibitor. It's a large facility with lots of unnecessary levels and stairs. Poor signage. Tough to park nearby and get to... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The convention center is amazing. I couldn't believe the size of this place. As a New Jersey resident I have been to the Javits Center many times, and was far more impressed with Raleigh's Convention Center. I was there for the bluegrass festival, which was mostly to be outdoors, but due to Hurricane Joaquin, they brought everything indoors under one... More 

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Thank diane2173
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Attended the International Bluegrass Music Association/Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC. This is supposed to be a street festival covering several blocks but was moved inside due to forecast heavy rains. I was amazed that the event organizers were able to fit the entire event into the Raleigh Convention Center. A little crowded inside but it was dry. Kudos... More 

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