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Duke Energy Convention Center

Address: 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 (Central Business District)
Phone Number: 513.419.7300
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Ranked #45 of 190 things to do in Cincinnati
Type: Convention centers, Traveler Resources
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Duke Energy Convention Center is well laid out with plenty of room. Access is easy, and there's an enclosed balcony o the second floor for a bird's eye view.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I think the title says it all. Even though I know I must go back to this facility for a trade show next year, I will NEVER eat their food again. Food poisoning! got a pastry from their coffee cart in the morning and it tasted 3 weeks old. Had a pulled pork sandwich off one of their carts. NEVER... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

1st time in Downtown Cincinnati attending the Golf show at the Duke-Energy Convention Center. Huge facility and very nice. It's convenient to all the downtown hotels and most of them have skywalks to get there.

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Houston, Texas, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The convention center is close to most of the hotels which is great. The facility was clean and for the most part the staff was great-we did have a mix-up on the food for a meeting, however, both parties were at fault. The convention center is pretty much an average convention center if they can get some updates then that... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Were here for a cheer competition. It is convenient to several area motels. We stayed at the Garfield suites and it was plenty close enough to walk. Fountain square is also a close walk. Staff at the center was very helpful. We go to lots of competitions and occasionally the staff can be rude but not here. Good place with... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We are frequent visitors to the Columbus convention center, but this was our first time here. The difference was There were many more comfy seating areas, out of the main areas. That was nice to get away from all the girls and noise! The food stands were more cincy only. I loved that Larosas and skyline had stands during the... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Convention Center is just a regular Convention Center for the most part. I have been here for several events in the past and it is always well organized and has good signage so it is easy to get around. It feels however, big box, plain and corporate in most cases. Today, I was here for the 2014 Pink Ribbon... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Convention Center is centrally located with lots of upper scale hotels within very short walking distance. The Center itself is very large and can certainly accommodate major conventions. Individual rooms are easy to find and temporatures in each of the spaces I was in was very comfortable - not too hot, not too cold. The facilities are clean and look... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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180 reviews 180 reviews
65 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Went there for a convention and the layout was very easy to find the different rooms for the meetings. A little food court and visitors booth were available.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Attended a 3 day convention utilizing nearly the entire facility. It was fabulous. The bathrooms were almost always attended and well kept. Everything seemed to be in nice order. Electronics seemed to run smoothly. The food was also quite good. Pass the concession stand and go to one of the pop up vendors in the back of the exhibit hall-... More 

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