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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

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Address: 1101 Lincoln St, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201-3133
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+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.

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Columbia, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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335 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The convention center is ideal for large gatherings. Restrooms are convenient and well maintained. Concession offers limited variety of foods but is a bit pricey. A bottle of water was $3.00. Parking is very limited. We finally found a space in a parking garage and paid $10 to park and had to walk quite a ways in the rain. Acoustics... More 

Thank ASH814
Columbia, South Carolina
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful facility for large or even smaller events. It is quite modern, bright, and cheerful. It has a large parking facility so, as long as there is not a sporting event at the nearby by Colonial Center (basketball arena, etc.), parking is not usually a problem. And, if the lot is full, there are parking garages across... More 

Thank Richard C
Lexington, South Carolina
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122 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent venue with a very helpful staff. Close enough to the sights and sounds of The Vista for when your event is over as well.

Thank T P
Powder Springs, Georgia
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49 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This convention center is modern, bright, and well laid out. I visited for the International Plastic Modelers Convention (for builders of airplanes, cars and such) and found it to be a great venue. From downtown where I was staying, it's an easy walk past the South Carolina State House and there are several hotels right next to it as well.

Thank metzler23
Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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232 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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 

Thank Dave C
Columbia, South Carolina
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52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

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

Thank SCC1992
Darlington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 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.

Thank Brian C
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7 reviews
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 

Thank Bill D
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 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.

Thank X6779HBangelab
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank JewelCricket

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