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“Terrible Accessibility”
Review of Cobo Center

Cobo Center
Ranked #25 of 142 things to do in Detroit
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with recycling stations throughout the building. Registration space available in the concourse. Registration booths are available for rent. The Cobo Center Business Center is available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services. Visitor information center. Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. Cobo Center is ADA compliant. Cobo Center has a comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place. Parking is available at prevailing rates. The Detroit People Mover has a station on the third floor of Cobo Center with numerous stops throughout the downtown district. Superior air lift capacity at award winning Detroit Metro Airport (ranked #1 by many industry analysts). Majority of rooms in downtown convention hotel block less than 5 years old - over 1,850 new, competitively priced rooms on line since 2007. Overall campus on the riverfront includes Joe Louis Arena and Hart Plaza and makes outdoor festival or special event space easily accessible.
Canton
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Terrible Accessibility”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

I had a hard time navigating the Cobo Center since I need to use a wheelchair for long distances. Parking and accessibility are issues.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
460 reviews
265 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
“A good place for a convention”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

I just returned from the 2012 American Federation of Teachers convention. All major activities were held at Cobo. Easy to get to from our hotel, whether walking or taking the People Mover. Rooms are decent, the main hall/auditorium was plenty big for a large group. Decent access to restrooms, food, etc. Very bright and clean.

Visited July 2012
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Washington, Michigan
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Another gem that needs work.”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

Nice to see that Cobo is getting a long overdue renovation with expanded facilities and upgrades. Look forward to going there after the work is done.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Ron O
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Windsor
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“looking tired”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

it is starting to show its age now and i really don't think it is a priority to the city or owners much anymore.

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Thank Mammig
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Royal Oak, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

Cobo always looks like it needs a facelift from the 60s. There isn't anything special about it and it always looks like it is in disrepair. I think the space is too big for the counties to deal with.

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Thank BAMW
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