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“Great spot, well run venue” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tampa Convention Center

Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602 (Downtown)
(813) 274-8511
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Ranked #44 of 89 attractions in Tampa
Type: Convention Centers
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Lakeland, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great spot, well run venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were in town for the weekend while chaperoning our daughter's anime club's Metrocon attendance. Safe, pretty venue with ample security which was nicely laid out and easy to navigate.
The kids spent much more time than we did - we just walked around outside and a bit on the lower floor, but they had no complaints and enjoyed themselves. Lovely location on the river with a nice outdoor area.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“It's a convention center alright!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

It's your basic run of the mill convention center. Nice place for auto shows and business meetings. They have some snack bar places in there that are criminally over-priced for some truly awful food.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida
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8 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Always great for conventions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Tampa Convention Center is a great place for conventions and any trade show. The facility is beautiful and the area around it is stunning. Very easy to get to also.

Visited June 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good Venue for a conference.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We attended a conference here with about 1200 people utilizing the smaller rooms and the auditorium downstairs and the large area upstairs. The facility is excellent and well planned for this type of event. There are large windows and escalators make the trip between floors easy. The open concept works well. There is a small cafe in the corner with breakfast and lunch. The restrooms are well placed. There is an overhead walkway to the adjacent Embassy Suites hotel.
The location is great with nice views of the river. Reasonable parking available at the facility.
Definitely suggest this for a medium size conference needing separate rooms as well as a large general meeting space.

Visited June 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Great walk with beautiful scenery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

While there for a convention, all events at the hotel across the street. Still the exterior of the center offers a wonderful boardwalk for strolling a great viewing of downtown Tampa. Situated right where the Hillsboro River enters the bay, surrounded by tall buildings, the walk is great for exercise with beautiful scenery. Additionally, you can see lots of wildlife. On our walk we saw little green herons, blue herons, a great white egret and yellow crested night herons. The building itself is a great architectural design with a road passing through it and a picturesque setting. Even if you are not visiting you should visit to walk around.

Visited June 2013
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