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Prairie Capital Convention Center

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Annual American Legion Convention.

Over the past 3 years, I have attended our annual Legion convention, I'm impressed each & every... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Colinette M
Chicago, Illinois
2018 RV Show

It's Springfield's convention center and place for concerts, etc. We have been there a few times... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Springfield, Illinois
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  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
15 Aug 2018
“Annual American Legion Convention.”
9 Apr 2018
“2018 RV Show”
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

Over the past 3 years, I have attended our annual Legion convention, I'm impressed each & every year, how accommodating the center has been for our needs. From educational booths, convention program, & receptions held in the basement, where a food table was available with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Colinette M
Reviewed 10 April 2018

It's Springfield's convention center and place for concerts, etc. We have been there a few times for various events. I feel it could be a bit larger, but they always manage to do a pretty good job. It's right downtown so no room for expansion.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank qultng1
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Attended an event here recently, nothing too impressive but not shabby. Parking directly across the street was adequate and rather inexpensive. Venue was clean and staff helpful. Restroom was large and clean. Concessions were available but we didn't have a need.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank DuneBug2
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have viewed everything from high school basketball to college basket ball to wresting events to concerts there. Seating is good and easy to get around. It is a good place for down state Illnois.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Allan W
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Easy to get to, close parking, very clean, friendly staff. Business meeting rooms spacious. Big hall has plenty of room for display tables. Main event room lots of bleacher seats with backs and balcony with fixed seats. This room is rather plan but the use...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 522mama
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Saw a concert here. Easy entrance and exit. Plenty of room for concessions and restrooms were easy to get to and clean. Nice sound. No security issues. All around good place for a show.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank TJ4traveling
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I've been here twice for state competitions for my kids and both times was a good experience. Clean bathrooms, nice seating, easy access and plenty of vendors for food if you wanted to grab a bite to eat.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank R98TCbrianf
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We came here for a High School State Wrestling Tournament. The employees were kind & helpful. The food was expensive (as to be expected) but good. My main complaint is the railings. There is big gaps between the horizontal poles; if a child or small...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank shouldbeacritic
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Plenty of seating at the convention center to watch performances. Only negative I can state, is that they need hand railing for all the steps on the floor level seating, as I watched a friend's elderly parent tumble down the steps this weekend.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We attended a small cheerleading competition here. Parking was right across the street and only cost $5. The venue was clean, loud speakers were clear for speakers and music, bathrooms easy to find with plenty of stalls for girls (but some people had problems finding...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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