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Raleigh Convention Center

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Address: 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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+1 919-996-8500
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:15

A Center That Defies Convention

We do this by simply saying 'yes'. To your...

A Center That Defies Convention

We do this by simply saying 'yes'. To your unique needs and high expectations. From service and amenities, to flexibility and quality, whatever you need, you'll find people who care about making it happen. All inside a world-class architectural wonder, surrounded by fantastic hotels, performance stages and a vibrant, welcoming downtown. Our hearts and minds are wide open and ready to embrace your world!

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Multipurpose Venue that Attracts a Variety of Events

I have been here twice, once for the Raleigh Home Show and once for a conference. Each time I have been impressed with the venue. It is a large space and beautiful. I have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leslie O
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here twice, once for the Raleigh Home Show and once for a conference. Each time I have been impressed with the venue. It is a large space and beautiful. I have never parked here so I don't know how that would be. It is right downtown

Thank Leslie O
Winter Haven
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336 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently visited this conference center as part of the Rock N Roll marathon weekend The package pick up was based in the center, I was impressed with openness and cleanliness of the building The room used for the event was large and spacious and had plenty of room for everything The downside is everyone charges $7's to park as... More 

Thank Joanne H
Martinsville, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Raleigh Convention Center isn't a bad place to host an event. I've visited this location a few times for the Animazement Anime Convention. It's a decent location near a variety of hotels and places to eat. However there is a minor annoyance with this place and it might be due to convention rules itself and that is that the... More 

Thank larrykoopa2001
United States
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice facility. Convenient parking deck across the street. Events are interesting and worth the time/money invested.

Thank Barbara B
Greenville, South Carolina
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109 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Easy to navigate and the facility is very nice and clean. Easy access to many restaurants and hotels.

Thank luv2travelfam
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great customer service! We had a wonderful time at the dance competition. The staff at the convention center was also very helpful.

Thank o2chmilu2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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959 reviews
342 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We were here for the Raleigh Home Show. The main exhibit space is large but not overwhelming. Restrooms are clean, and it's easy to get around on the escalators. There is food and liquor available for purchase. The center is connected to the Marriott Hotel. Be sure to see the City of Oaks mural on the outside. The colors are... More 

Thank John M
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I visited this center for three days in January for a business convention. The bathrooms were kept very clean and the common areas were kept in a professional manner. We also had the snowstorm that weekend and the grounds crew worked DURING the storm to maintain the sidewalks. The convention was catered by the convention center and the staff were... More 

Thank Aaron W
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have attended events and worked as contractors at this facility. Since it's opening, one of the nicest facilities for meetings and conventions in the area.

Thank Darren T
Stony Brook, New York
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76 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We went for the annual Artisans Expo and were very, very pleased with the quality and unique artists in the expo. Prices were very reasonable and the artists were friendly and very willing to share their process and uniqueness. We made purchases and will have crafts shipped directly to family and friends. The work was way above what we expected... More 

Thank Peter F

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