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Address: 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201-3133
Phone Number: (803) 545-0000
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Great Place for Large Convention

Delegate to SC Republican Convention which was held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The center is large enough to accommodate crowd. Staff at center was friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2016
ASH814
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Aiken, South Carolina
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to many shows at this place. It is very nicely maintained and a great place to rent if you need a large venue. Most businesses use it for conventions or shows. Schools are using it for dances and proms.

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Thank Mary M
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The Convention Center is in a wonderful location. We were there for a conference, and there was plenty of room for displays, meetings, registration, and sessions. The space is nicely decorated and restrooms were clean and conveniently located. It was a wonderful facility.

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Thank sgcb2016
Aiken, South Carolina
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236 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Delegate to SC Republican Convention which was held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The center is large enough to accommodate crowd. Staff at center was friendly and helpful in giving directions and answering questions. Negatives are the pricey concession items and parking. Had to park in garage nearby and it was almost filled early. Had to park on top deck... More 

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Thank ASH814
Hemingway
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

The parking garage was big enough for our bigger truck. The convention center had adequate space and comfortable furniture. It is a beautiful place.

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Thank Tracey And Fran... S
Gainesville, Florida
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296 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

This convention center is a good place for a professional society meeting. Big without being too huge, it can handle a good-sized convention. The Tourist Information Center inside was short of information, being more interested in selling sandwiches than in providing maps, etc. Bummer.

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Thank George E
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Our daughter was in competition Saturday, we drove up from Moncks Corner. We parked in the parking garage across the street. When we entered the Convention Center we were told we need tickets to watch the competition. We stood in line for 10-15 minutes only to find out they only except cash! were told to use the Citizens ATM located... More 

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Thank Geisel K
Columbia, South Carolina
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353 reviews
161 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Been there several times for various events.Last being in November for festival of trees.The Place is very well maintained and the staff are Friendly

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Thank HughMDCola
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

What an ugly building. It looks like a 1950s airline terminal. Inside is attractive with art, but not user friendly.

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Thank LS A
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great meeting rooms large and small. Good location downtown. Great parking. The Hilton is in walking distance for out of town speakers, participants etc.

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Thank Joann P
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We attend the Army Birthday Ball here back in June and again we were back in July for Discover the Dinosours. the kids loved the dino displays and we had fun at the Birthday ball in the Convention Center. This place hosts some awesome evetns and does an amazing job putting them together and is really helpful and takes time... More 

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Thank brian0910

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