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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
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Ranked #29 of 37 Attractions in Tacoma
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Vail, Co
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
167 reviews 167 reviews
53 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Port Orchard
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We attended a large convention here. The services and amenties are available as needed. Good food. Good meeting location. Spiffy service attendants. Very accommodating.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I was here for part of a weekend event. I noticed that there were staff people moving through almost constantly, checking on water, removing trash, clearing used dishes, just keeping the place clean. Other venues I've been in did not have this happening! The meal service, for 400 people, was in buffet lines, and moved very quickly. Having stood in... More

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