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“Not laid out well”

Austin Convention Center
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Ranked #46 of 326 things to do in Austin
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Alvarado, TX
Level 6 Contributor
78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not laid out well”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is the hardest convention center to maneuver around that I have ever been in. Nothing is marked on the outside, there is no way to know where you need to enter, park...oh, don't get me started on the parking! The parking garage for the convention center is 3 blocks away. Yes, 3 blocks away. Then let's throw in all of the one-way streets. If you are lucky enough to park in one of the extremely small parking lots close (within 2 blocks) of the cc, good for you. If not, just keep driving around in circles until you find the parking garage on one of the one way streets. Absolutely ridiculous. And good luck being anywhere close to where your event is being held.

Visited January 2013
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Lago Vista
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worked”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Worked a few conventions here. Easy in and out. Nice place! Great for ANY time of convention. I personally rented a space for the Home and Garden Show, several times. Always got RESPONSE. Try it!

Visited March 2012
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Round Rock, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good place for conferences”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

I've been to conferences all over the world and the convention center compares favorably to them. The food service is usually good. The exhibit space is good as well.
Have been for a computer conference and also Austin's Armadillo Christmas which is always a good time.
Park in the city lots for the $7 bucks vs. the surface lots. In the heat of the day - covered parking is kindest to your car.

Visited April 2012
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Austin, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“car show”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Really nice place. Clean well taken care of. Our only complaint was that we wish the parking was attached. The garage we were supposed to use was about a block down the street. The GPS brought us to the wrong entrance of it and we ended up finding street parking that was closer and cheaper. But the convention center is very nice.

Visited May 2012
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Buda, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“parking”
Reviewed September 10, 2012

In a word, parking. Its been talked about for 20 years, how very little parking is available and so very little has been done about it in 20 years. The convention center itself is good. Just poor parking availability.

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