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Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

1101 Lincoln St, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201-3133
+1 803-545-0000
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Attended a Lego Convention Here

Columbia's Metropolitan Expo Center is located in the popular Congaree Vista entertainment district... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
mlorahga
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Augusta, Georgia
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Was there for a book event, the place was warm (it was cold outside), the place was clean - even... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Natalie K
,
Portsmouth, Virginia
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1101 Lincoln St, Columbia SC, Columbia, SC 29201-3133
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Columbia's Metropolitan Expo Center is located in the popular Congaree Vista entertainment district which is anchored by the historic Seaboard Rail Depot. The center was easy to maneuver and was well laid out. Parking was readily available.

Thank mlorahga
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Was there for a book event, the place was warm (it was cold outside), the place was clean - even the restrooms. Good free parking next to venue. Staff were everywhere if you needed them. My one and only complaint was the concessions. We were...More

Thank Natalie K
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

was here for a competition. there was also a black women empowerment seminar same day. Venue was clean , cool , and quiet. Outside the venue some sort of party was taking place. loud , bumping base music and noisy guests. however inside the facility...More

Thank em l
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

FLW held its Forrest Wood Cup at nearby Lake Murray & vendors were set up at the conference center. It is a great venue with lots of space, restrooms, & even concessions. I was surprised at how great the food was! The price was typical...More

Thank Angela G
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

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...More

Thank ASH814
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

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...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

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
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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...More

Thank metzler23
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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...More

Thank Dave C
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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
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