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This $522 million convention center has 440,000 square feet of exhibit space. Its draw, however, is more than its function; elegant on the outside and, in the inside, marvelously adorned with works by 52 artists, a flying design of steel and...more
1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2208
+1 215-418-4700
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fries & onion rings ever! Delicious 8oz burgers & fantastic service. Great location on State street. I highly recommend this place for a fun lunch!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NECA 2018 held in the massive convention center. Went in planning to be 2 hours, so much to see spent way more time than that. Awesome is not too strong a word. Tool as far as the eye could see.

Thank jfdunphy1
Reviewed July 23, 2018

The convention center is very large with many meeting rooms. A great location for a large meeting. However, the convention center does not provide a good internal concessions stand. You must leave the convention center (quite a walk from an exhibit hall) for good food....More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed June 28, 2018

It's a little larger than your average convention center, but at the end of the day, it's still just a convention center. It wasn't a fantastic overall experience, but it was still okay.

Thank Elinor B
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

I like the layout of the center. It is conveniently located near the hotel. Air conditioning was perfect. A lot of these places are way too cold.

Thank Eastcoast1
Reviewed May 27, 2018

The centre was awesome. Very busy during week days, not so much on weekends. Great variety of meals available. There was an Amish stall that sold amazing ribs just as you enter from the main door. Tootsies also had a great offering of dished paid...More

Thank Osahonsam
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Philadelphia Convention Center I have passed by the Pennsylvania Convention on Arch Street many times and understand that it is an excellent venue for trade shows, conferences and large gatherings (total of 92,900 sq ft). A recent article about the Center’s respectable collection of contemporary...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

Like this convention center because it is not too huge or overwhelming. Everything was easy to find and I didn’t have to walk miles to get through the venue. Easy to navigate. The info desk was helpful with my questions.

Thank SherryL1438
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Came to the convention center for the Philadelphia Flower Show. I found the center to be easy to navigate, have ample space inside, and was modern and kept very nice. Plenty of public transportation nearby and ample parking. Conveniently located across from the famous Reading...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Came here for the Flower Show, which I will try to review separately. This is a review of the Convention Center facility itself. The Convention Center is well located adjacent to Jefferson Station Reading Terminal Market and has it's own parking, although we used much...More

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Carol E
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Response from Beth_McD05 | Reviewed this property |
I always use Septa's Regional Rail to go into the city since the cost of an Independence Pass is only $12 and it gives you access to all regional rail, subways, trollies (including Philly Phlash), and busses. It makes... More
Carol E
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Response from Teresa F | Reviewed this property |
I used the parking garage that was about 1-2 blocks away, but it does get crowded depending on the popularity of the event. I'm also told there's a pre-paid parking service available called "Panda Park" (I think) but I... More