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Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

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Address: 1500 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402-3305
Phone Number:
+1 253-830-6601
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00

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Stunning Space!

I was here for a one day training. Parking was convenient enough. I don't mind walking a couple blocks to get to the event space from the parking garage, but it is quite drab and... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
Portland, Oregon
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Tacoma, WA
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516 reviews
181 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Tacoma Convention Center is an outstanding venue to hold any size event. You will find this facility to be much more affordable than similar size facilities in Seattle and much nicer too. We have held the WA State Elementary Chess Championships at this venue in 4 of the past 7 years and each time has been better than before.... More 

Thank County-Hunter
Portland, Oregon
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I was here for a one day training. Parking was convenient enough. I don't mind walking a couple blocks to get to the event space from the parking garage, but it is quite drab and not a great pedestrian experience. There is an opportunity for the Convention Center or the City to invest in some placemaking the the visitor experience... More 

Thank NickABQ
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Been here for many different events. Lots of spaces and options- parking is a bit crazy. Rooms can be transformed so many ways. Its a great center in the middle of town within walking distance to many eats and places to visit.

Thank Ashley F
Lacey, Washington
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I've only attended functions; I've never rented space from them. This is one of the nicest convention centers between Portland to Seattle. The building is modern, big and well laid out. It's in a beautiful part of Tacoma with a great view of Mt. Rainer on a sunny day. I was injured once and the escalators help me get around.... More 

Thank Bryon S
Mount Vernon, Washington
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178 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Came here for the 2016 NWAC Volleyball Championship. This is a very nice up to date facility and the space for the championship was great! Parking was convenient and reasonably priced.

Thank Fisheggs44
Tacoma, Washington
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

I was here for a genealogy seminar. The center was extremely clean and had ample parking. Also, employees were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Rlisa_7
Vashon, Washington
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388 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Very modern building and a great space (we attended a pinball convention). The restaurant had decent fast food for a good price.

Thank Adam S
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68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

The space is great for meetings/conventions. Be aware of needles spotted along the grounds/benches outdoors. Been here several times over the years and I feel bad for the employees having to tell attendees "no outside food allowed when the restaurant is open" as the rule isn't enforced at all and the joke is on them. Unless bags are checked upon... More 

Thank Marty S
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Recently attended the Creating Keepsakes convention there. Great venue, security staff very friendly and helpful. Food vendors were reasonable, closed too early though and opening too late.

Thank Chickmummy
Ellensburg, Washington
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Attended the 2015 Univera Convention. Its a nice venue with lots of parking options. You will have to pay. Look for a garage with a daily rate rather than parking at the hotel or short term spaces. It will save you money.

Thank hekela1978

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