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M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center

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Address: 301 West Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: (336)727-2976
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This space has some interesting features and nice, open common areas. Location is ideal with plenty of parking. Can't say enough about the staff... if we had to ask for anything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place for all things related to the festival, and for the vendors selling Afrocentric art, clothing, jewelry, make-up

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

First I was put off because the sanitary rating was only 90.... No coffee even first thing in the morning, no pens at seats or paper to write on. Call it spoiled but with all of the other business conventions we go to have these things ready and waiting for you! And other things as well.. Not impressed at all!... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was in town for a convention and the Benton Center was one of the venues. It was conveniently located to the hotel where I was staying (Marriott) and it's proximity to eateries was great. Great place for any event, large or small.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Recently attended the Dino Quest event here. Had not been at this convention center in years. It is showing its age and wear and tear. Convenient location but you will have to pay for city parking.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This space has some interesting features and nice, open common areas. Location is ideal with plenty of parking. Can't say enough about the staff... if we had to ask for anything, we never had to ask twice.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Went to a fundraiser dinner at the Benton recently, and good to see it's still being used for many functions. Parking is convenient in the deck across the street. The dinner served was very good considering it was an event for almost 1000 people. Servers were very nice and efficient.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a pretty standard convention center, and performs best for large events. It is very convenient to all of the downtown amenities; hotels, restaurants, entertainment. Plenty of parking right across the street, accessible through an enclosed walkway.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nothing special, nothing unique. It's a big hall with large spaces, spaces that can be divided into smaller spaces, restrooms, escalators, etc. It's just a convention center. Tunnels from the Marriott through the Embassy Suites make both hotels convenient options.

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Advance, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

....for the Annual Kiwanis Pancake Jamboree! You gotta love these pancakes and the sausage!!!! And the kids especially enjoy seeing the pancakes cooked on the old grills!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took our daughter to the college fair and that was a mess. For the people that attended the place was miserable crowd and too hot. The air condition was either turned way down or broken the same as last year. The building is old and in need of updating

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