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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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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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148 reviews 148 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The convention center is great. Clean, plenty of room and easy to get to from nearby hotels. We had a couple of social events at night, however, and the food was horrible. Dishes actually labeled "Hot_____" were cold. Not warm. Cold. Every single dish in a warming pan was cold. Very disappointing. Especially when you're at meetings all day, have... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great convention and great space! Needs more dining options for attendees. Seems like the coffee shop in the middle could not keep up with the crowd.

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Trenton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The convention was incredible! The security staff was friendly and efficient! I was very impressed with their maintenance staff as well...the bathrooms were kept well, and they maintained the open areas even though there were more than 4000 people roving about! Well done Duke!

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USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

City I like Cinci. Safe and stuff to do. Access The best part of this venue is the skywalk and street level access. The skywalk connect many things and hotels. Parking Parking can get full when a convention is in town with very little surface parking available to mitigate. Our current group is probably average and has overwhelmed the parking... More 

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marysville ohio
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118 reviews 118 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Came here for state meet for gymnastics. Totally not equipped for such an event. Having to arrive first thing in the morning there was only one place to get something to drink and the line wrapped around the lobby. Would have missed my daughters event. If you can't handle the crowd you shouldn't be a "convention center". Have a pop... More 

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Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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401 reviews 401 reviews
176 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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