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The Oncenter

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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NIce place to bowl

I went there for National bowling tournament. Very nice. Plenty of space. good climate control... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Rochester, NY
Bowling destination

The Oncenter is very clean and well laid out. We attended the USBC Open National Bowling... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
Abilene, Texas
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  • Average18%
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A three-city-block facility located in the heart of Syracuse, New York, The Oncenter has flexible meeting, convention, banquet and event space to accommodate groups and functions of all sizes. Since the opening of the War Memorial Arena in 1951, to...more
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800 S State St, Syracuse, NY 13202-3017
+1 315-435-8000
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue itself was a little strange. Do not like the fact patrons can bring drinks to their seats! Old school hard wooden seats on the floor with very little elbow room. Did not like the fact there was no control over crowd. People who...More

Thank Awsomegal
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Beautiful space, Wonderful place for any event. Large rooms with a light industrial feel to them. Would highly recommend.

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I went there for National bowling tournament. Very nice. Plenty of space. good climate control. Parking nearby is a bit fo an issue

Thank lyellwood
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Parked here a few weeks ago because it was near the shuttle for a concert. The lot across the street was full so we were told we could park in the garage for free. A woman working there confirmed this, and even radioed someone else...More

Thank brandonjk1
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The Oncenter was converted into a 48 lane bowling alley. WOW! First time participant in this bowling tournament yet I know I will attend again.

Thank Duane M
Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Oncenter is very clean and well laid out. We attended the USBC Open National Bowling Tournament. It is comparable to the other venues that have hosted the event.

Thank smdshaazam
Reviewed 5 June 2018

Visited this civic center for the annual USBC Bowlibgbtiurnament. Parking is one feature that needs to be addressed. Better get some walking shoes.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is a perfect location for major entertainment. Wish the city would realize its value and book more activities . I search their listings continually but big gaps ..... need to hire a person who can make this building worth it's expense.

Thank out4agoodtime
Reviewed 27 May 2018

the usbc open bowling tourny was held here. i found the oncenter clean and bright due to the glass vs wall. elevators and escalators worked. spacious. the restrooms were a bit small.

Thank Marissa D
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Recently went to the Oncenter to compete in National Bowling Tournament. The building while old was certainly adequate for the tournament. Facility was kept clean the several days we were there. The food and drink prices were rather expensive but that it is to be...More

Thank dgouldd
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