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Greater Columbus Convention Center

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Address: 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone Number:
+1 614-827-2500
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00

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OCALI Convention

Nice convention center. Under construction. Once it is finished it will be better. Be prepared to walk a long way.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Wendi G
Union, Kentucky
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Coshocton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Located in the heart of renovated Columbus Downtown in the bustling Arena and Short North Entertainment and dining districts, the Convention Center is the home of a multitude of events year round. Check out their website for a complete schedule.

Union, Kentucky
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Nice convention center. Under construction. Once it is finished it will be better. Be prepared to walk a long way.

Thank Wendi G
chicago, illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

really a great place for the competition. convenient parking either indoors or on the street , inexpensive street parking. the food court is being renovated so a bit messy right now. the ballrooms are great, beautiful and well maintained.

Thank etohelp
Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

First time attending an event at the convention center. It is very large with multiple very large room to accommodate hundreds of people plus plenty of smaller breakout rooms. A little far to go from one end to the other, seems to be a lot of dead space.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We attended the Arnold Sports and Fitness Expo here in March....Columbus was often a regular destination for us for us for sports, etc...there is plenty of parking in and around the center....ample hotels, too....the center itself is so large, modern and very, very clean....I LOVE the skywalk that you can take to pretty much any parking garage around without never... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I visited this place a couple times. The more memorable was in June, 2014 during a computer science conference. The place is very spacious and has huge halls that can accommodate more than 500 people. There are lots of restaurants, bars and clubs nearby.

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New Albany, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A great location with a well organized support staff. Every event and meeting I have attended here has been well organized, easy to access, and a delight to attend.

Thank ST23
Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Goes on and on.. .and they keep building more! Everyone in the papers says that we don't need more convention center... we need a 1000 room hotel!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stayed there for three days. The hotel room was nice and clean. The "heated" walkway was very cold. You will need to bring shampoo and conditioner.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

I've been to many conventions here over the years and it is plenty large enough to host even massive events like the Arnold Expo. Though there was always a parking problem (not enough) they are building new parking garages that will make it far better. Currently there is a lot of construction going on the side and behind the convention... More 

Thank TomGrandy

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