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“Great venue for a Dog Show” 4 of 5 stars
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Civic Center
Ranked #22 of 65 things to do in Roanoke
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Owner description: Western Virginia's premier full-service convention, exhibition and cultural complex, the center plays host to popular Broadway shows as well as big name music concerts.
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great venue for a Dog Show”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Attended/participated in a large dog show held at the Civic Center. It was a great venue. Having the seats available to look down and watch the activities was a nice addition. The place is clean, good PA system. Though you couldn't pay me to drink out of one of the water fountains.

Visited July 2014
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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“salem fair”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One of the top fairs around. Really enjoy the rides. They put a lot in a small area. Get a wrist band and ride all day. For a hometown fair this one still has some pop.

Visited July 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Container Issues”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

One of those more frequent places with a bag check to force you to buy food and water inside the facilty.

Visited June 2014
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McCormick, SC
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310 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“A Civic Center and excellent theater”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This complex is a coliseum adjacent to a large theater auditorium. I was here for a large high school graduation but happened to see the schedule of up coming events. It was loaded. Something going on all the time heer. It's a vey nice venue.

Visited May 2014
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Staunton, Virginia
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75 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Efficiency and information poor”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Recently went to Alison Krause and Willie Nelson concert. Was not informed when bought online tickets parking passes required. Went to center however could not pay for parking and was instructed to go back downtown to park and catch shuttle. Arrived at center very few employees around to help with where the will call windows located, etc. went back to gate 1 out of sun to await entry. No one allowed in until 6 pm and two employees at this gate to search folks and take tickets. Needless to say not good and drink lines were long. After concert there was a huge line to return to parking with one employee filling one bus at a time! This was ridiculous for hundreds awaiting buses. Lack of efficiency due to lack of employees was ridiculous. This was two trips in one, first and last to Roanoke Civic center. They should take some tips on how to move crowds from our friends at Disney

Visited May 2014
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