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Raleigh Convention Center

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Address: 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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+1 919-996-8500
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8:30 am - 5:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:15 pm
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A Center That Defies Convention

We do this by simply saying 'yes'. To your...

A Center That Defies Convention

We do this by simply saying 'yes'. To your unique needs and high expectations. From service and amenities, to flexibility and quality, whatever you need, you'll find people who care about making it happen. All inside a world-class architectural wonder, surrounded by fantastic hotels, performance stages and a vibrant, welcoming downtown. Our hearts and minds are wide open and ready to embrace your world!

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Very good facility for various exhibitions

We were here for the Raleigh Home Show. The main exhibit space is large but not overwhelming. Restrooms are clean, and it's easy to get around on the escalators. There is food... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
John M
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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948 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here for the Raleigh Home Show. The main exhibit space is large but not overwhelming. Restrooms are clean, and it's easy to get around on the escalators. There is food and liquor available for purchase. The center is connected to the Marriott Hotel. Be sure to see the City of Oaks mural on the outside. The colors are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

I visited this center for three days in January for a business convention. The bathrooms were kept very clean and the common areas were kept in a professional manner. We also had the snowstorm that weekend and the grounds crew worked DURING the storm to maintain the sidewalks. The convention was catered by the convention center and the staff were... More 

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Thank Aaron W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

We have attended events and worked as contractors at this facility. Since it's opening, one of the nicest facilities for meetings and conventions in the area.

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Thank Darren T
Stony Brook, New York
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We went for the annual Artisans Expo and were very, very pleased with the quality and unique artists in the expo. Prices were very reasonable and the artists were friendly and very willing to share their process and uniqueness. We made purchases and will have crafts shipped directly to family and friends. The work was way above what we expected... More 

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charlotte, nc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Attended a veterinary convention. very nice convention but wish they had enough conference rooms on the same side of the building so the DVM's and technician could meet in the same area instead of opposite sides of the building. a very nice building

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Rocky Mount, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

410 medical providers were not at all crowded inside the meeting room. Seats comfortable, temperature perfect, open area outside the room was huge and the food service excellent. The location is a short walk from the Sheraton or the Marriott so you park once and forget about traffic. The decor and the building is ultra modern and relaxing. Escalators or... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Great event space. Always has great different events from the international food festival to home shows.

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St. Laurent, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We attended the 2016 IBMA Bluegrass event. There were several activities going on within and outside of the convention centre. There was a section that had various exhibitions of bluegrass instruments along with workshops and a section where musicians could perform for visitors. All were very well organized with volunteers within easy access for questions and assistance.

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Thank Piper C
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125 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Frequently several functions are going on at the same time. We were there for the Home Show and an Art show was also going on. Very clean, parking decks are close, bathrooms are spacious. Nice building, easy to find things.

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Thank Janice G
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We were at the Convention center for the Capital Bike Fest. The space is large and inviting. We have attended several events and always enjoy this facility.

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