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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

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Address: 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: 253.830.6601
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Modern Convention Center

Very modern building and a great space (we attended a pinball convention). The restaurant had decent fast food for a good price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Adam S
Vashon, Washington
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Vashon, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very modern building and a great space (we attended a pinball convention). The restaurant had decent fast food for a good price.

Thank Adam S
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The space is great for meetings/conventions. Be aware of needles spotted along the grounds/benches outdoors. Been here several times over the years and I feel bad for the employees having to tell attendees "no outside food allowed when the restaurant is open" as the rule isn't enforced at all and the joke is on them. Unless bags are checked upon... More 

Thank SuperWR250X
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Recently attended the Creating Keepsakes convention there. Great venue, security staff very friendly and helpful. Food vendors were reasonable, closed too early though and opening too late.

Thank Chickmummy
Ellensburg, Washington
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Attended the 2015 Univera Convention. Its a nice venue with lots of parking options. You will have to pay. Look for a garage with a daily rate rather than parking at the hotel or short term spaces. It will save you money.

Thank hekela1978
Tacoma, Washington
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I think the convention is a very nice building and that Tacoma has it. Only, the three events I went there for were blasé and not very interesting or exciting. The center is beautifully designed and has a great view of the bay. Too bad they decided against a space needle type viewing deck.

Thank catb1rd
Salem, Oregon
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Great area for trade show that we attended. The rosd construction made it a little harder to get to ....lucky ee had an updated gps.

Thank Edna Mae W
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58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It is a very beautiful convention and trade center. most of them can be quite boring but not this one. modern, clean and the staff always helpful. have been to many functions there and have alway been pleased...

1 Thank juneaufurpants
Tacoma, Washington
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66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a big beautiful facility downtown with awesome views of Mt Rainier from the upper floors. You'll need lots of escalator time to find your venue, but once your in the building, it's easy. And then there's parking. It's reasonably priced, but get on their site to find the right entrance to your garage. Otherwise, there's more elevator time.... More 

1 Thank MrSmitcher
Spokane, Washington
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The newish and shiny Convention Center was across the street from Hotel Murano (also recommended) which streamlined this biz trip, significantly. The northern and eastern-facing walls are nearly all glass which kept the common areas filled with light on this sunny day! The catering was the best large group food I've had, especially for a group of 500+! I've never... More 

Thank LynnMarie88_88
Vail, Co
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I never thought of Tacoma as a place to bring a convention, but that's what I went for, and what a great venue. HUGE spaces. Clean, like it just opened. The food was sub-par for what you pay ( gourmet grill 5th level ) easy access, friendly staff.

Thank refector

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