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Address: 301 West Fifth Street, Winston Salem, NC 27101
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This convention center is undergoing renovations which will hopefully modernize and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Parking can be difficult except for the deck across the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
RJR1112
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Bethania, North Carolina, United States
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Bethania, North Carolina, United States
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176 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This convention center is undergoing renovations which will hopefully modernize and make it more aesthetically pleasing. Parking can be difficult except for the deck across the street which connects to the upper level of the convention center with an overheard walkway. Parking in the deck is much better than driving around looking for a space. Look for the signs indicating... More 

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Youngsville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Renovations in lobby and to entrance blocked walkway, entrance/egress options from auditorium, and views to locate bathrooms and other meeting rooms. It made our event most confusing and uncomfortable. Entrance/exit doors to the convention center were negatively effected by carpet mats jammed against and under doors, blocking exit from the center to the street and creating a significant tripping hazzard.... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Can hold meetings, wedding, proms, graduations all sort of different uses. Many major conferences have been held here

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Thank Jill K
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The convention center was under construction while we were there, but it was still a very nice experience. My only complaint is that at night, so many of the lights inside were turned off that it was very difficult to see. I look forward to returning to our conference next year when it is complete!

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Thank Carolinagirl0224
Clemmons, North Carolina
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161 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I've attended many luncheons, banquets, home shows and a cat show at this venue and find it to be well managed and clean. It's a hassle to park downtown, sometimes even on weekends and you should research parking options ahead of time.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I have visited this Convention Center many times in the past years for conventions, meetings, exhibits, lunches, dinners, etc. I have always enjoyed coming here because it is close to everything in the downtown area, but it appears somewhat run down nowadays and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. I know nearby cities have upgraded their convention facilities... More 

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Mt. Airy
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Statewide meeting back in August, food was so-so and the meeting rooms and halls are showing wear and needs some updating. I work also in conference planning and visit 5 to 6 conference-convention centers a year.

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1 Thank Dwayne C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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204 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

The facilities are very good. Parking is difficult. It is very pretty inside with large spaces. Restrooms are very clean. Catering was good. Will continue to come, but try different ideas for parking. One way streets make it a little tough at rush hour. Policeman in front has big smile so not intimidating.

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1 Thank laurenvill
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

The Center was easily accessible to the hotel. With rain during my stay, it was fantastic that I did not have to go out into the weather. Rooms within the center had easy access.

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1 Thank Christine F
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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255 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I have been there many times. And the place is good for events. I not have problem for parking. And the facility is well kept. It is clean and not have a problem with anything. When visiting there. There are nearby restaurants to eat. Which make the trip more enjoyable.

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