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“It's a Convention Center”

Pennsylvania Convention Center
Ranked #60 of 427 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This $522 million convention center has 440,000 square feet of exhibit space. Its draw, however, is more than its function; elegant on the outside and, in the inside, marvelously adorned with works by 52 artists, a flying design of steel and aluminum tubes spanning 70,000 square feet, a façade of the old Reading Railroad terminal and a 37 foot rotating electric guitar.
Reviewed 28 June 2018

It's a little larger than your average convention center, but at the end of the day, it's still just a convention center. It wasn't a fantastic overall experience, but it was still okay.

Thank Elinor B
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

I like the layout of the center. It is conveniently located near the hotel. Air conditioning was perfect. A lot of these places are way too cold.

Thank Eastcoast1
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The centre was awesome. Very busy during week days, not so much on weekends. Great variety of meals available. There was an Amish stall that sold amazing ribs just as you enter from the main door. Tootsies also had a great offering of dished paid for per kilo. There was also a place that sold cajun food. Burgers,ice cream, raw vegetables and vegan meals also present. Loved it.

Thank Osahonsam
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Philadelphia Convention Center

I have passed by the Pennsylvania Convention on Arch Street many times and understand that it is an excellent venue for trade shows, conferences and large gatherings (total of 92,900 sq ft). A recent article about the Center’s respectable collection of contemporary art prompted me to walk down from Suburban Station and see for myself. I was out of luck. First, it was not possible to even walk the length of the inside ground floor of the Center because, the friendly attendant on the information desk told me, a conference was being set up. Asking about where to see the public art I was told that I can only do so on a guided your.

The sum total of this experience is: if you want to explore the Convention Center on your own, check the schedule; and if you want to see the art, make sure to check the schedule for public tours before you arrive.

Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Like this convention center because it is not too huge or overwhelming. Everything was easy to find and I didn’t have to walk miles to get through the venue. Easy to navigate. The info desk was helpful with my questions.

Thank SherryL1438
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