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“OK venue for being in town”

Washington State Convention Center
Ranked #73 of 448 things to do in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Louisville
Level 6 Contributor
266 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“OK venue for being in town”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

We were here for a convention/seminar and it is far from my favorite convention venue. Since it is downtown it can't spread out with a big footprint like some other venues so it went up. This means that meetings and exhibits are spread out over multiple floors that you have to ride 5 or 6 different escalators up and down to move between them or ride one elevator halfway up and switch to another elevator to go the rest of the way up.

The facilities themselves were nice enough, however and the staff wasn't unfriendly. The location is good, with plenty of housing and food options around, even if it is a bit far from the airport (you're looking at a $50 taxi ride from the airport and a $40 ride back). There is a shuttle you can take to and from the airport to this area but with more than one person, you quickly reach the cost of a taxi anyway.

Visited March 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Venue”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I've been here multiple times for PAX and Comicon. They can accomodate almost any size and not make you feel claustrophobic. Staff is professional and helpful and the parking is great.

Visited March 2013
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Confusing with lot of stairs and escalators...”
Reviewed March 9, 2013

This Convention Center is HUGE!!!! It's clean and nice inside and there are places to pick up a snack between sessions. There are so many escalators and stairs it's somewhat confusing. There were lots of friendly staff around to guide you in the right direction though.

Visited February 2013
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Puyallup, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“WOW!”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

I was here with my class for a field trip to the Home & Garden show. It was totally AWESOMEEEEEE!! I totally loved it:) This place is HUGE! and really clean. The views are really cool too.

Visited February 2013
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Typical Convention Center”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

What can you say. It's a convention center?
But if you include the somewhat controversial glassed arch bridge over Pike St. and Freeway Park, it is 5 star all the way.

Visited December 2012
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