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Duke Energy Convention Center

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Address: 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone Number: 513.419.7300
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This convention center is laid out on three levels, a ballroom on top, classrooms in the middle and expo floor on the bottom - pretty traditional. So everything is a hike. One of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Wisconsin
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123 reviews 123 reviews
23 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This convention center is laid out on three levels, a ballroom on top, classrooms in the middle and expo floor on the bottom - pretty traditional. So everything is a hike. One of my colleagues's FItBit said she'd walked 63 miles over the course of 4 days. My biggest complaint was WIFI was $80 a day. I understand that convention... More 

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Sterling Heights, MI
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

It seems to be a newer, more modern facility. During convention setup, the bathrooms were clean; they got rather rank once the show opened. There's food there that is overpriced, which isn't unexpected. Overall, it was a fairly conventional convention center that seemed somewhat new. Beverages in the machine were $2, which seemed a bit of a rip off. But... More 

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Cincinnati
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Duke Energy Center is right in downtown Cincinnati and can be accessed by a skywalk to the parking garages. The convention center is laid out well and can handle multiple events. They have some good food options by local cooks rather than just chain food. Remember to pay the parking at the pay centers before going back to your car.

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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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whittier
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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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15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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ohio
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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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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