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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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Address: 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201-3133
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+1 803-545-0000
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00

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One of the best I ever used.

I was a vendor at the IPMS/USA National Convention in 2016 at this location. I have seen my share of Convention Centers. This was one of the best. Clean, easy to load and unload... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Mark T
Stephens City, Virginia
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Stephens City, Virginia
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111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I was a vendor at the IPMS/USA National Convention in 2016 at this location. I have seen my share of Convention Centers. This was one of the best. Clean, easy to load and unload. Helpful staff. Bathrooms that are clean, stocked, and didn't smell. Carpet was comfortable to stand on (11 hour days put that to the test). Food vendor... More 

Thank Mark T
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Been to many shows at this place. It is very nicely maintained and a great place to rent if you need a large venue. Most businesses use it for conventions or shows. Schools are using it for dances and proms.

Thank Mary M
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

The Convention Center is in a wonderful location. We were there for a conference, and there was plenty of room for displays, meetings, registration, and sessions. The space is nicely decorated and restrooms were clean and conveniently located. It was a wonderful facility.

Thank sgcb2016
Aiken, South Carolina
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332 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Delegate to SC Republican Convention which was held at Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The center is large enough to accommodate crowd. Staff at center was friendly and helpful in giving directions and answering questions. Negatives are the pricey concession items and parking. Had to park in garage nearby and it was almost filled early. Had to park on top deck... More 

Thank ASH814
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

The parking garage was big enough for our bigger truck. The convention center had adequate space and comfortable furniture. It is a beautiful place.

Thank Tracey And Fran... S
Gainesville, Florida
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334 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

This convention center is a good place for a professional society meeting. Big without being too huge, it can handle a good-sized convention. The Tourist Information Center inside was short of information, being more interested in selling sandwiches than in providing maps, etc. Bummer.

Thank George E
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Our daughter was in competition Saturday, we drove up from Moncks Corner. We parked in the parking garage across the street. When we entered the Convention Center we were told we need tickets to watch the competition. We stood in line for 10-15 minutes only to find out they only except cash! were told to use the Citizens ATM located... More 

Thank Geisel K
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2015

What an ugly building. It looks like a 1950s airline terminal. Inside is attractive with art, but not user friendly.

Thank LaBruce A
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great meeting rooms large and small. Good location downtown. Great parking. The Hilton is in walking distance for out of town speakers, participants etc.

Thank Joann P
Columbia, South Carolina
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308 reviews
198 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We attend the Army Birthday Ball here back in June and again we were back in July for Discover the Dinosours. the kids loved the dino displays and we had fun at the Birthday ball in the Convention Center. This place hosts some awesome evetns and does an amazing job putting them together and is really helpful and takes time... More 

Thank brian0910

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