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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

Address: 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253.830.6601
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Ranked #19 of 29 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Convention Centers, Traveler Resources
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Type: Convention Centers, Traveler Resources
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Tacoma, Washington
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a big beautiful facility downtown with awesome views of Mt Rainier from the upper floors. You'll need lots of escalator time to find your venue, but once your in the building, it's easy. And then there's parking. It's reasonably priced, but get on their site to find the right entrance to your garage. Otherwise, there's more elevator time.... More 

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Spokane, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The newish and shiny Convention Center was across the street from Hotel Murano (also recommended) which streamlined this biz trip, significantly. The northern and eastern-facing walls are nearly all glass which kept the common areas filled with light on this sunny day! The catering was the best large group food I've had, especially for a group of 500+! I've never... More 

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Vail, Co
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I never thought of Tacoma as a place to bring a convention, but that's what I went for, and what a great venue. HUGE spaces. Clean, like it just opened. The food was sub-par for what you pay ( gourmet grill 5th level ) easy access, friendly staff.

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Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Have attended conferences as well as Military Balls at this venue. Food is not very good, but over the years the service has gotten better. This place is huge and can accommodate large groups well, it isn't very pretty however... but you get what you pay for. The only downside besides the food is paying for parking.

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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The convention center was built several years ago and has been a welcome addition to the city. I've been to several events here and have always thought they did a good job. It's open and airy and easy to navigate. The South Sound has needed something like this for a long time.

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Lacey, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I have been to several centers and I like the way this one was designed. Escalators are in just the right places and plenty of facilities.

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Toronto, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Very nice facility, but not enough washrooms. Line up during every break. Not sure who catered our meetings, but the food was cold and not very good.

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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My fiance' and I were planning our venue at the GTCC and were under the impression that our space was reserved. Needless to say, when we went to sign the contract the employees at the venue stated that they reserved part of our space to another party. To add insult to injury they tried to move us to a generic... More 

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Hermiston Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Was disappointed that there was no food places in the center open when we was there. No pop machines etc. Parking was hard to figure out...many in the group thought parking was $10 a hour due to the reading of the signs. I was trying to find the handicap parking and only after I had parked in another spot and... More 

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Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
72 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

I have attended several meetings and conventions here and don't see anything special about it. Lots of conference rooms and mediocre shops and food places downstairs. A plus is that it's within easy walking distance of the Washington history museum.

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