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“Very poor conference support” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Visalia Convention Center

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Visalia Convention Center
303 E. Acequia Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291
559-713-4000
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Ranked #3 of 11 Attractions in Visalia
Type: Convention Centers, Cultural
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Richmond, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Very poor conference support”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I attended a small professional conference here and the experience was repeatedly hampered by the poor quality of the convention center, especially the A/V in the rooms. I didn't go to a single presentation in the three day conference where the poor speaker didn't have the mic cutting in and out. What a nightmare! There was a lot of moving a way from the mic and shouting. It was mildly amusing at first but it got old really fast. What staff we could find was surly and unresponsive. There were also lots of groups of them in the out of the way places gossiping and leaning on their stick vacuums. I don't think this convention center is a well-managed venue. Find some alternative, although Visalia is cute as a button.

Visited March 2014
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Santa Rosa, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Surprisingly nice facility”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Didn't expect to find this nice a conference facility in the Central Valley. The seminar rooms were roomy and well equipped. Great food during the session breaks. Only downside was the exhibit hall, which was the location of the conference speakers. It's a large multi-purpose facility that doesn't do intimate well.

Visited October 2013
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Visalia, Ca USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Good venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice convention center, frequently in use. Friendly staff, good sine age inside, clean with comfortable temperature, 1block from downtown with many restaurants, hotels adjacent to it and another across the street. Good parking availability

Visited December 2012
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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Comfortable seats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Comfortable seats. We attended music concerts for six hours each evening for a total of three evenings.

Visited April 2013
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Visalia, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice for all Kinds of Things”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I like the Home and Garden show when it's there. Sometimes there's a antique show also. They have all kinds of conventions and venders several times a year. I have had first aid lessons here. Company Dinner party's. At least it seems to get used a lot, that's good for our city.

Visited June 2012
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