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Prairie Capital Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701
217/788-8800
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Ranked #22 of 31 Attractions in Springfield
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- May 1, 2014
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East Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We enjoyed the the convention center for this event. The complex is huge and you don't feel boxed in. We like the theater type seats and they are plentiful with several levels and sections to choose from. We were not assigned seats for this event and we were able to move for better video and pictures depending on the wrestling... More

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Springfield, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

It had been a very long time since I had attended a venue at PCCC. The set up for the concert was great. The staff was helpful to help us find our seats. Great facility and great concert!!

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Clinton, IL
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122 reviews 122 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

First time to attend a concert at the Praire Capital Convention Center. It is a small venue. Our original seats where behind a curtain. The staff seated us very close to the stage, which really made our night. Thought the downtown area of Springfield was very nice, all decorated for the season. The wife and I enjoyed the evening.

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Nice location-they hosted the memorial sefvice here and it was quite nice

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Springfield, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The title says it all. Go to Peoria for the real thing!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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513 reviews 513 reviews
264 attraction reviews
315 helpful votes 315 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Over the years I have visited this facility twice to give professional talks, and have found it acceptable as a convention center. However, there is no other reason to visit it even if it appears on the Springfield list of things to see. You can buy food here, but you are better off visiting the fast food places in the... More

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Northbrook, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Attended a convention here. Parking was great, inexpensive and close. Food was ok. Not alot else going on if Congress is not in session

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Lincoln, Illinois
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168 reviews 168 reviews
74 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Parking and traffic is good, great seating. pick youe event and go. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential libary is across the street.

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Springfield, Illinois
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15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

My wife and I recently attended a performance of Quidam, Cirque du Soleil at the Prairie Capital Covention Center in Springfield, IL. The show was incredible! Excellent for couples and even for older children -- perhaps a bit scary for younger children. The venue was very good -- comfortable with refreshments that were surprisingly not overpriced.

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32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

This place has an acrimonious history to it. Originally, some land developers tried to cram this box down the taxpayers throats and get them to pay for it. The issue was voted down soundly by the voters. So, the powers that be built it anyway, and the voters get to pay for it whether they like it or not. It's... More

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