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

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Great facility

The Convention Center is a great asset for Columbia. The only problem it has is that it needs to expand.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
SCC1992
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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216 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was here over the summer for the International Plastic Modelers Society's 2016 National Convention. The layout of the convention center with all of its large facilities is fantastic. There were literally thousands of us and we were able to enjoy the entire convention without ever feeling cramped or crowded. We also enjoyed a fantastic dinner on the final night... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Convention Center is a great asset for Columbia. The only problem it has is that it needs to expand.

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Thank SCC1992
Darlington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Had a good experience at the Carolina Technical Conference. The event was well organized. Lots of parking available in lots and garages. The staff was friendly and helpful. Many hotels and restaurants within walking distance.

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Thank Brian C
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We belong to an organization that holds an annual meeting here, as it has for over a decade. There are usually 400 to 500 attendees, and about 50 exhibitors. The venue is both beautiful and comfortable. The staff is great! We have attended many functions here outside of our usual event in which we are members and exhibitors, and the... More 

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Thank Bill D
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Everything was prepared for our event. The staff was very accommodating and provided quality service. The food was well prepared and very tasty.

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Thank X6779HBangelab
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This facility was clean and pretty. Visited the facility for the first time...after living in Columbia for forever and it was a pleasant surprise. Clean and great venue for the Soda City Comic Con.

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Thank Sarah H
Stephens City, Virginia
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112 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Mark T
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank Mary M
Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Thank sgcb2016
Aiken, South Carolina
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299 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 

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