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Raleigh Convention Center

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Address: 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: +1 919-996-8500
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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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The staff make this place

While as convension center's go this facility is better than many - maintained, and beautiful it was the staff and their attention to details in the meeting spaces that made the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2016
redhead1015
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Tampa, Florida
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North Carolina
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205 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My most recent experience was the home show which did not seem ready for the crowds that were overflowing. I spent minimal time there and left early minus overpriced admission.

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Apex, North Carolina
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99 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended Apex High's Grad ceremony here. Very organized and easy in/out. Parking was a little tough upon leaving, but expected that as there were thousands attending ceremonies that day. Video monitors helped everyone catch a glimpse of this huge graduating class.

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richmond, virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The facility itself is quite nice. It is clean, fairly new, with very helpful security and staff. Restrooms were well appointed and clean despite three previous graduations that day. There are plenty of elevators and escalators, though the flow is too linear from the main "hallway/foyer" to the exit/entrances. This can be difficult in a large crowd for those in... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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101 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

While as convension center's go this facility is better than many - maintained, and beautiful it was the staff and their attention to details in the meeting spaces that made the meeting. Food was provided for breakfast, lunch (boxed), cocktails, and dinner were provided by the facility and again were better than I would expect from this type of venue.... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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132 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I really liked the layout and style of this venue. Perfect for so many activities. The only real down fall is parking is too expensive and complicated to locate during an event. I had to plan parking and travel time from parking spot and convention center. I am glad that I didn't have to walk in the dark because it... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Visited the Convention Center for the CED Life Sciences Conference. Great location and state of the art venue. Well done.

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Thank RoccoNC
Brampton, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

lovely area, however the security guard were a little rude. Very spacious and well designed .I would come again.

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Charlotte, NC
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I attended a large (over 500 people) national convention at this location. The place is huge - our convention took place on the third floor while a big comic book convention took place on the first level. The catering staff do a great job with the food - we were served a light buffet breakfast and a lunch the first... More 

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Hertford, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Great vendors and great set up. Great variety of vendors with good prices. Pick up for race information was convenient.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This is a very nice place for a variety of venues. I went to a concert here and a dance event that was awesome. Nice, clean facility with a well organized atmosphere.

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