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Address: 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number:
+1 313-877-8777
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Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center.

Cobo...

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.

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Auto Show Charity Preview

Attended the 2016-2017 Auto Show Charity Preview. The new Cobo Hall is excellent and I really enjoyed the Charity Preview. The only probes I had was not being sure where the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Cowboy1953
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is obviously no reason to visit Cobo unless you're going to a show of some kind. We visited for the North American International Auto Show, which is a fantastic event. The Cobo Center itself, though, has some real shortcomings. The bathrooms are tiny, spread out, and very hard to find. They are simply not large enough for the huge... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Venue is finally starting to come together with all the renovations. Bathrooms still leave a lot to be desired. They were small, dirty, and need working locks. The parking garage is very hard to navigate. Overall it's much better and I look forward to going again.

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the 2016-2017 Auto Show Charity Preview. The new Cobo Hall is excellent and I really enjoyed the Charity Preview. The only probes I had was not being sure where the ribbon cutting was going to take place. If they had someone you could ask to be sure you were going to the right place, I sure didn't see them.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This center is impressively large however is well signposted inside. There was a boating show at the time and full-size boats were inside but still swallowed by the space - plus there were other events happening at the same time. Facilities for eating were a little limited and seating inside the arena is really tight - I have no idea... More 

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. This place is big; nearly 2.25 million square feet in total. Directional signage in facilities like this are important and we were also glad to hear that you liked it; it is a constant work in progress. Looks like the boat show is going to be even bigger this year, hope... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to attend the Tuskegee Airmen Salute Dinner in the Cobo Ballroom. It was wonderful. The room was huge with great acoustics. I gave a 4 rating as the food was so-so... pretty good for banquet food, but not outstanding. Also, it was sure a long walk from any of the parking structures.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We were honored to host such a prestigious event. I personally enjoyed the visual displays of photographs and historical timelines set up in the hallway leading into the room and in the room. Former Mayor of Detroit Coleman Young served as a Tuskegee Airmen. Sorry to hear that the food was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

There honestly isn't much to not like about this convention center. The architecture is eye candy, there was ample space for the 15,000+ attendees at the event I participated in, and the layout of the center is straightforward. Parking is ample, reasonably priced, and contained within the convention center itself.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of Cobo Center. We appreciate you sharing your opinion! Hope to see you back soon. More 

Mccordsville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Attended 100 year celebration of Michigan CME. Nice venue with helpful staff.Ballroom environment where dinner was held was very nice with nice sound system and non cramped table seating. Table settings were well done. A spacious place with room to wander.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Cobo Center during the CME 100 year anniversary celebration. It was an honor to have the group here and provide the backdrop to celebrate such an important milestone in the church history; here is to the next 100 years! . We were also glad that you enjoyed the staff and the ballroom. Hope to... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We decided to visit the COBO and we were surprised to see a fencing event in the center. The building looks new and very modern.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent commentary regarding Cobo Center. The renovations have created a modern and attractive facility with some very dynamic views of the river and city scape. There are many different types of events that choose Cobo Center as their home. We are working hard to keep the place busy and interesting. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

In town for the USA Fencing October NAC tournament. The Cobo Center was spacious, very clean and had nice artwork. There were interesting pieces of Detroit's history on display as well. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about transportation in and around downtown Detroit. They also had good suggestions for meals. I will definitely support returning to Detroit for future... More 

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. We were very proud to be selected as the host site for the USA Fencing event. So glad that you enjoyed the building and the team working here. We enjoyed having the group here, so many bright young athletes from around the region. We also like to help people discover Detroit... More 

Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

All you can need to organize a successful congress. Big rooms, expert staff and a panoramic view on the canadian coast of Windsor.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thanks for your recent review of Cobo Center. We really appreciate your endorsement, "All you can need"; wow. A lot of time can pass between the customers initial visit and the time the last attendee of the event leaves the building; sometimes it is actually years. A lot of behind the scenes effort is put forth by the event organizer... More 

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