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Prairie Capital Convention Center

1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701-1698
+1 217-788-8800
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2018 RV Show

It's Springfield's convention center and place for concerts, etc. We have been there a few times... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
qultng1
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Springfield, Illinois
Nice but small convention center

Attended an event here recently, nothing too impressive but not shabby. Parking directly across the... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
DuneBug2
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Illinois
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good51%
  • Average23%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“concessions” (4 reviews)
“concert” (8 reviews)
“railing” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701-1698
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+1 217-788-8800
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

It's Springfield's convention center and place for concerts, etc. We have been there a few times for various events. I feel it could be a bit larger, but they always manage to do a pretty good job. It's right downtown so no room for expansion.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Attended an event here recently, nothing too impressive but not shabby. Parking directly across the street was adequate and rather inexpensive. Venue was clean and staff helpful. Restroom was large and clean. Concessions were available but we didn't have a need.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I have viewed everything from high school basketball to college basket ball to wresting events to concerts there. Seating is good and easy to get around. It is a good place for down state Illnois.

Thank Allan W
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Easy to get to, close parking, very clean, friendly staff. Business meeting rooms spacious. Big hall has plenty of room for display tables. Main event room lots of bleacher seats with backs and balcony with fixed seats. This room is rather plan but the use...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Saw a concert here. Easy entrance and exit. Plenty of room for concessions and restrooms were easy to get to and clean. Nice sound. No security issues. All around good place for a show.

Thank TJ4traveling
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I've been here twice for state competitions for my kids and both times was a good experience. Clean bathrooms, nice seating, easy access and plenty of vendors for food if you wanted to grab a bite to eat.

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We came here for a High School State Wrestling Tournament. The employees were kind & helpful. The food was expensive (as to be expected) but good. My main complaint is the railings. There is big gaps between the horizontal poles; if a child or small...More

Thank shouldbeacritic
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Plenty of seating at the convention center to watch performances. Only negative I can state, is that they need hand railing for all the steps on the floor level seating, as I watched a friend's elderly parent tumble down the steps this weekend.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

We attended a small cheerleading competition here. Parking was right across the street and only cost $5. The venue was clean, loud speakers were clear for speakers and music, bathrooms easy to find with plenty of stalls for girls (but some people had problems finding...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

This 3-block long site has been around for decades and houses some of our city's greatest pastimes, including sports venues. In my experience as an AmeriCorps Member, this is the second year in a row that we have had our Annual National Recognition Day, led...More

Thank Laura W
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