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Dallas Convention Center

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Address: Dallas, TX
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: A municipal building where conventions are held.

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Large Facility But Needs More Staff

This convention center is insanely over-sized. The fact that it can hold tens of thousands of people for car shows still boggles my mind. It's the perfect place, all right in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Valerie T
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This convention center is insanely over-sized. The fact that it can hold tens of thousands of people for car shows still boggles my mind. It's the perfect place, all right in downtown Dallas. That's about all of the good things this center has going for it. What it lacks is manpower to keep it maintained and packing spaces. There are... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited The Dallas Convention Center for the NCA Cheerleading - NCA All-Star Nationals Championship. The convention center provided a clean and well staffed venue for thousands of cheerleaders and their families. The signage was clearly visible and moving from room to room was not a problem, except for the crowds. Patrons must pay for parking downtown Dallas. Parking was somewhat... More 

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Forney, Texas
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103 reviews 103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Went to watch our granddaughter play volleyball here. There had to be at least 120 courts inside the main hall. Needed more maps to show location of the courts. Food and drink prices are a little steep and parking at $20 bucks is robbery. Be prepared to walk a lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved the auto. Had so much fun getting into some of the high end cars. We got to look at a lot of cars & not get bothered by salesmen. Parking was a little scary next year we will panda park. Didn't realize wife was going to make her final decision on our next car. She sat in a lot... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great convention but the food was not great. Had several concessions but only a few choices at most of them. Later we find out they had one with salads and sandwiches etc.

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Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We loved it all! Parking is difficult to find. Use Panda Parking - pay on line prior to going. Food lines were long and we were chastised for bringing cookies.... But we got to keep them!!! :)

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We just spent the weekend at this center. Trash was left all over with the cans full for two days including overnight. Overall the whole seating areas were disgusting. Now for the concession stands. I waited at two separate stands for 30min and 45min just to get almost to the counter to be told that they were sold out. We... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The first time I went to the Convention Center it was for a charity event that I was volunteering for. Parking is $15.00 - I thought at that time the funds would go to the charity I was there for - it does not. It is a ridiculous amount for parking - that you end up having to pay if... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is the most awful venue we have ever experienced! So filthy everywhere! These were the worst bathrooms I have EVER seen! I've seen truck stops that smelled better! We went for cheerleading competition and I can honestly say that we will not be returning next year! We didn't see any staff trying to clean the common areas. Food and... More 

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Maumelle, Arkansas
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7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This was our second time attending a NCA Cheerleading competition at this convention center, and for the second year in a row I can say, nothing has improved. Actually, it may have gotten worse. My daughter's events began very early, 6:15am arrival to compete at 7:40am. There were no concessions open that early, and the only coffee stand had at... More 

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