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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

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Address: 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253.830.6601
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Love this Place, just weak events

I think the convention is a very nice building and that Tacoma has it. Only, the three events I went there for were blasé and not very interesting or exciting. The center is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I think the convention is a very nice building and that Tacoma has it. Only, the three events I went there for were blasé and not very interesting or exciting. The center is beautifully designed and has a great view of the bay. Too bad they decided against a space needle type viewing deck.

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Salem, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great area for trade show that we attended. The rosd construction made it a little harder to get to ....lucky ee had an updated gps.

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washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It is a very beautiful convention and trade center. most of them can be quite boring but not this one. modern, clean and the staff always helpful. have been to many functions there and have alway been pleased...

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Tacoma, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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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33 reviews 33 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
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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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108 reviews 108 reviews
42 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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