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Address: 1101 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone Number: (803) 545-0000
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clean,well organized

very nice center, easy to walk about.went to book festival and enjoyed the facility.plenty of parking,clean bathrooms and safe. not the biggest convention center,but serves the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2013
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

very nice center, easy to walk about.went to book festival and enjoyed the facility.plenty of parking,clean bathrooms and safe. not the biggest convention center,but serves the needs of metro Columbia.

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South Carolina
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

how can you get excited about a convention center? This is a clean, modern facility that functions well.

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Hanahan, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Liked how they had con set up and the space to move around. The outside terrace was lovely and the weather was perfect for hanging out there. Didn't like the intimidating guards! They were everywhere, staring!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Nice venue. Everything is clean, the decor is pleasing and modern, the bathrooms are clean and there are plenty of stalls. There are lots of seating areas outside of the meeting and ball rooms. The temperature was perfect. Plenty of parking, nicely landscaped. The staff are very helpful and nice. Nice desserts, beef sandwich was good, boxed lunch was blah.

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Palmyra
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Note: If you put the advertised address for the visitor center into your GPS, you get the building across the street. Once into the visitor center, however, the prize is the walking map with descriptions of sites. If there's not a conference going on in the center, you can park in that lot free. The parking lot across the street... More 

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South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Nice, large convention center where several events can occur at the same time. Clean, light pleasant environment except that I usually about freeze with the temperature even though I layer and take extra warm jackets!

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bnkimbe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The food could be better, though. I've been to several catered events at this convention center, and I haven't been too pleased with the in-house catering here. Otherwise, it is a great place for any kind of reception, trade show, or beer festival (my favorite) that you can imagine. I love the architecture of this building. I do NOT love... More 

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Troy
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

My husband and I recently traveled to Columbia, South Carolina. Our hotel was about 2 blocks from the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. I visited their visitor information center twice and both times the people working there were extremely helpful and polite, offering all sorts of suggestions and information.

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Bellefontaine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have visited this location 2 years in a row. It is one of the nicer convention centers. It is very good for a large conference of 500+ guests. I would assume that it would be good for smaller but I have only attended in a large group setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Located in the heart of the Vista. Near restaurants, bars, museum, and more.

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