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Raleigh Convention Center

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Address: 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601-2114
Phone Number: +1 919-996-8500
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:15 pm

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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Conference site

The place is huge so if your conference attendance is not big enough you may feel like the place is half empty. Nevertheless, it is very clean and specious. Plenty of restrooms... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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234 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a very nice building. This year is host the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program. They have a great staff and great food to eat as well.

Thank barnett202
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter was here for an charity event fashion show for kids, it was very spacious. They were in the middle of remodeling so it was some workers there but not in the way... as well the staff are very friendly.

Thank Trcephas
Boston, Massachusetts
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350 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is huge so if your conference attendance is not big enough you may feel like the place is half empty. Nevertheless, it is very clean and specious. Plenty of restrooms (clean!) and water fountains. Strong & free internet signal. Plenty of cheap parking close-by. I definitely recommend this place.

Thank adventix
North Carolina
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216 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

Thank gogogirlsouthland
Apex, North Carolina
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100 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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.

Thank SHerbertSJ
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 

Thank ngf61
Tampa, Florida
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102 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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 

Thank redhead1015
Chesapeake, Virginia
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135 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 

Thank Ty_Swartz
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.

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.

Thank verawilson101

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