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Pennsylvania Convention Center

1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2208
+1 215-418-4700
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2208
+1 215-418-4700
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

Here for a multi-day conference. Pleasantly surprised how friendly all of the convention staff folks were. Beautiful space. Helpful folks. Greeted by many with a smile. If I was looking lost or confused, someone would offer assistance. Really nice convention center experience.

Thank ticoalra
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Several days spent in this convention center and economically speaking you can't go wrong. The spaces are massive so size of your convention is not a problem. People are friendly and accommodating although you will have to work with "the unions" here for set up...More

1  Thank Ms.LoveTravel
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The PA Convention Center is a very nice facility located in the heart of Philadelphia. I attended a national conference there in August and it was an ideal setting. It is connected to the Marriott Hotel but I would stay at another hotel instead because...More

Thank MLC104
Reviewed 15 September 2015

well when my wife dragged me here I but what a wonderful surprise when we went inside the convention center first it was real hot after the real cold and snow outside walking from out hotel I was blown away with the shear volume of...More

Reviewed 1 September 2015

I attended an ISM 2015 conference at this facility that ran for several days. This location is very conveniently located near so many attractions; the Reading Terminal Market, Love Park, City Hall, Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and so much more! The convention center is...More

Thank Nichole N
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I was there for the Flower Show. Seemed very clean and well organized. Staff was mostly pleasant and helpful.

Thank Teresa F
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is one of the biggest convention centers that i have seen. It is connected to train station and you dont have to go outside to get here from the train. There are great food options right around the corner in terminal market. The area...More

Thank kavithasrinivasan
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Came for the Philadelphia Flower Show and were impressed by the sheer size of the venue. The only downside is the fact that bathrooms are only against the outer walls of the building so if you're in the middle, you might have a long walk...More

Thank TeamPidge
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The entrance to PCC from Market Street is through the Reading Terminal Building. Except for the exterior facade, there is very little to remind the visitor that this used to the terminus for the Reading Railroad Commuter trains. And the guard at the entrance to...More

Thank DrWJW
Reviewed 8 July 2015

I visited this Convention Centre to attend ISTE. Despite attending with 10 000 other people, I never felt overwhelmed by the crowds. Any of the Convention Centre employees were very friendly and focused on their jobs. The Centre was very clean at all times. I...More

Thank Mjoa
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Carol E
7 March 2016|
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Response from Beth_McD05 | Reviewed this property |
I always use Septa's Regional Rail to go into the city since the cost of an Independence Pass is only $12 and it gives you access to all regional rail, subways, trollies (including Philly Phlash), and busses. It makes... More
Carol E
2 February 2016|
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Response from Teresa F | Reviewed this property |
I used the parking garage that was about 1-2 blocks away, but it does get crowded depending on the popularity of the event. I'm also told there's a pre-paid parking service available called "Panda Park" (I think) but I... More