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David Lawrence Convention Center

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Address: 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
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+1 412-565-6000
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00

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Better viewed from the outside, the inside lacks creativity.

The best view is from the outside. It is modern architecture style right on the river. It a little disappointing inside because it lacks creativity. There is a view of the river... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The best view is from the outside. It is modern architecture style right on the river. It a little disappointing inside because it lacks creativity. There is a view of the river and North Side, but it is just a big box inside. It would have been nicer if there was visibility from the whole area or if some imagination... More 

Thank 1914MimiA
East Liverpool, Ohio
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We have attended the annual Home and Garden Show and the Auto show in this comfortable venue. Restrooms are clean and family friendly and if you are early enough indoor parking garage is available.

Thank Karen R
Wheeling, West Virginia
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Recently attended the amazing, home and garden show over the weekend. Fantastic venue for large events. 2 floors of business vendors. Food available. Nearby parking with shuttle was great. Great show!!

Thank Wvgman
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Plenty of space to move around. Bathrooms were all over and were kept clean at all times. The rooms used for various sessions had a very fluctuating temperature...too hot in one room, gusting cold in the next. The large exhibit hall was huge so it never felt too crowded. I presented and the technology supplied was well done and seamless... More 

Thank Susan C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We've been to the convention center for many different events, and the facility is always well maintained and clean. The concessions are a tad boring but there's usually different food options to take part in for the events. We recently attended Beerfest for the 2nd time there and it's always so well handled. There's so much space for all the... More 

1 Thank simonina88
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Was there recently for a convention - one issue was with access to the center via the neighboring Westin hotel. If there is a large group of people staying at the Westin and they are all attending a conference, access between the two buildings is atrocious. There's a long hallway connecting the two buildings, and at the end, a pair... More 

1 Thank Jim L
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

very nice convention center, easy to access to local places to eat and the Hampton I stayed out down the street ( a 5 minute walk). Very clean and smelled good. Concession Staff seems very routine though nothing special. Was in town for a conference and spent a couple days to and from here. Was quite enjoyable!

Thank texasLupita1978
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221 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

It's a convention center! Relatively new, well layed out and easy to navigate. All in all it is a very comfortable place to so whatever it is that you're there for!

Thank _RichieT_Pa_Fla
McComb, Ohio, United States
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I could not believe how rude the concession staff was. A number of younger kids were in line (we were there for a cheer competition) and one woman was so rude and nasty. When I asked her to please stop yelling at everyone, her response was whatever.

Thank Angela W
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115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were here for a tournament in July. It's convenient and easy to get to from downtown and the colleges. There's plenty of parking in the attached garage. Vey clean, well-lit, spacious interior. There's food for sale in the main exhibit hall. Nice views of the river and bridge.

Thank backnforth2nfro

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