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Dean E. Smith Center

300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-962-2296
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Cheer meet

Parking was easy , we had to walk a distance up to the center. The grounds were so clean... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Lisafromnc
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Lenoir, North Carolina
The Home of NC basketball!

A spectacular arena with all the ghosts of previous champions. There are so many banners... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
596thomaso
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Florida
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
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+1 919-962-2296
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Parking was easy , we had to walk a distance up to the center. The grounds were so clean, employees helpful

Thank Lisafromnc
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

A spectacular arena with all the ghosts of previous champions. There are so many banners commemorating championships that I feared the roof would fall in. There is not a bad seat in the house- a true basketball arena.

Thank 596thomaso
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Dean E. Smith is a beautiful and huge basketball stadium, that is also used for concerts and the graduation ceremony of the business school of University of North Carolina, Kenan Flagler. There are jerseys of many famous players that hang from the ceiling, chiefly o...More

Thank Ronak S
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The massive Smith Center is a great place for an arena concert, although traffic and parking can be an issue so allow plenty of time. The sound is great!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

I have lost count of how many unc games I have been to. I love the Dean E. Smith Center, The food selection is great, and there is also access to good bathrooms. The atmosphere is always good.

Thank jacobyreviewsforyou
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

One of the best games i ever been. Amazing atmosphere. So much history inside this building. Wow! Bucket list place

Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great atmosphere as every(and hot!). Food choice and way they served it was much improved. Though I agree we must limit what people bring in, my wife having to pour out the contents of her small clutch bag into a clear plastic bag seemed a...More

Thank EDDY-H
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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I took my wife down for her christmas present. She had a great time. The atmosphere is great and the place a lot of basketball history. We watched Carolina play Clemson. Great game.

Thank barnett202
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

It’s the Dean Dome, how can it be rated less than 5 stars. Great atmosphere and history. As a long time Tarheel fan but first time to see a game, I have no complaints. It was everything I expected. Great views from everywhere (we were...More

Thank gojutarheel
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

This place is getting a little long in the tooth but I still love it. It's easy to get to and the experience is unbeatable.

Thank Godby
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Kaitlyn B
10 April 2017|
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Response from elandja | Reviewed this property |
Yes you just need to check hours and such before going. Make sure to take in the UNC Basketball Museum too.
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