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“Parking fiasco”

Tampa Convention Center
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Ranked #39 of 198 things to do in Tampa
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Parking fiasco”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nowhere near to park or really eat except Jacksons. Park there and walk over to the Convention Center. The place has a beautful view of the bay, especially at sunset

Visited October 2012
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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great spot, well run venue”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were in town for the weekend while chaperoning our daughter's anime club's Metrocon attendance. Safe, pretty venue with ample security which was nicely laid out and easy to navigate.
The kids spent much more time than we did - we just walked around outside and a bit on the lower floor, but they had no complaints and enjoyed themselves. Lovely location on the river with a nice outdoor area.

Visited July 2013
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It's a convention center alright!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

It's your basic run of the mill convention center. Nice place for auto shows and business meetings. They have some snack bar places in there that are criminally over-priced for some truly awful food.

Visited June 2013
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St. Pete Beach, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always great for conventions.”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Tampa Convention Center is a great place for conventions and any trade show. The facility is beautiful and the area around it is stunning. Very easy to get to also.

Visited June 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Venue for a conference.”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We attended a conference here with about 1200 people utilizing the smaller rooms and the auditorium downstairs and the large area upstairs. The facility is excellent and well planned for this type of event. There are large windows and escalators make the trip between floors easy. The open concept works well. There is a small cafe in the corner with breakfast and lunch. The restrooms are well placed. There is an overhead walkway to the adjacent Embassy Suites hotel.
The location is great with nice views of the river. Reasonable parking available at the facility.
Definitely suggest this for a medium size conference needing separate rooms as well as a large general meeting space.

Visited June 2013
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