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Roland E. Powell Convention Center

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Address: 4001 Coastal Hwy, Ocean City, MD 21842-3235
Phone Number: 410-289-8311
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Great place for convenntions

Right on the main drag with its back to the bay, this is large, welcoming convention center. There's plenty of parking and many rooms and halls for all kinds of events. In off... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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458 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Right on the main drag with its back to the bay, this is large, welcoming convention center. There's plenty of parking and many rooms and halls for all kinds of events. In off season, the event has to make arrangements for the snack bar to be open; otherwise, you have to walk several blocks to find something open. The boardwalk... More 

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Philly
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296 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

nicely built facility and has alot of different meeting/conference space to accommodate most activities. Ours was a music even however, and the cavernous main hall did not really suit the bill for acoustic reasons. Quite a large hall and I wasnt sure if the area would ever host something as large as would fill this hall since the region is... More 

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Washington DC
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Excellent parking and location. We have come for coin show and mineral and gem show, as well as the fireman's expo during convention. This is a great place with a very good layout and location.

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Thank MRFRIENDLY
Aberdeen, Maryland
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This was a beautiful convention hall. Has a boardwalk right out back to watch the bay. Went here for a car show. Roomy and lots of parking out front.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Nice center, but in a strangely barren-seeming location. Facility itself was beautiful, but BEWARE, they host VERY disparate events. Like a SEA GLASS festival with a JEEP festival? Kind of weird.

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Hummels Wharf, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We always stop at the convention center to pick up books and coupons for our week stay at Ocean City. It is a very nice and clean convention center with clean restrooms. Kathy Young Hummels Wharf, PA

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We have been here for the craft shows. The last few years the number of vendors has dwindled significantly. Not so much fun anymore. It is almost a waste of time now. But the Center is clean and spacious.

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Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This place is nothing but a blobby eyesore to me. Others may find value. I think the real estate could be used for much better venues (eg., hotel with eco tours on Assawoman Bay) and move the albatross convention center further north.

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Burke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Convention Center is convenient to all the Island with its central location , plenty of parking and bus service. The main hall is large enough for trade shows and large meetings. It has all the services available from catering to concessions. The center also has a nice boardwalk on the Bay Side.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

Great venue and facility for a conference. Ample hotels nearby, ample parking (though I walked from my condo every day), spacious facility, good conference rooms, large Exhibitor Halls and very good food service. We'll have to check out a concert next time.

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