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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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Description: 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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Nice if you are also going to the Red Hat

Nice facility across from the Red Hat. Vip staging area was there. Staff was very nice. Had to walk a few flights of stairs but loved being able to see and hear show across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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BETHEL,NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice facility across from the Red Hat. Vip staging area was there. Staff was very nice. Had to walk a few flights of stairs but loved being able to see and hear show across the street

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My son participated in the 2015 AAU Karate National Championship which was held at the Raleigh Convention Center this year. The location of the Center is good with a lot of restaurants close by as well as the Children's Museum within walking distance. There is ample parking which is right across the street from the convention center and the price... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

No reason to go unless you are attending an event there. Standard venue of its type. Parking expensive.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Raleigh Convention center is always clean and there is plenty of room so you don't feel crowded. I also like the many energy saving features.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Wow, great space to show and see! The Raleigh Convention Center works hard to please both sides of the isle in that they are a friendly place to work with whether you want to reach people or you want to see something exhibited. They try very hard to maintain crowd control and plan out events. From the folks on answering... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I visited this convention center for my daughter's Karate tournament of AAU Karate National Championship 2015. We spent 5 days. Coming from Orlando, Florida, Mecca of conventions, we found that this convention center was basic. Well situated in the center of downtown Raleigh. Marriott hotel has direct access from inside the hotel. We stayed Sheraton Raleigh Hotel 100 ft away... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I have attended several graduation ceremonies at the Convention Center and it is very accessible. Parking is close by within a block or two. Easy access, friendly staff, security conscious and it is always clean.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

An easy conference centre to visit. Right in the downtown area, and walking distance to the Marriott & Sheraton hotels

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Raleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was here for my son's graduation recently. It had convenient parking and was truly accessible and close to many things in downtown Raleigh.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We thought it would be mostly for kids dressed up but were surprised how many adults were there and how interesting events were planned with adults in mind as well. There was a Tea Ceremony demonstration, live music performances, fun seminars and a LOT of artists galleries, and plenty of merchandise. You can spend the whole day shopping or attending... More 

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