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Manatee Convention Center

Palmetto, FL
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Very Active Convention Center

It's not the Orange County Convention in Orlando but the building has plenty of space for most... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Jim G
Bradenton, Florida

RE-named >>> Bradenton Area Convention Center Local to me. Parking can be a problem (1000... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Ellenton, Florida
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  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
1 May 2017
“Very Active Convention Center”
22 Jan 2017
“Attended a boat show in January 2017 here for the first time”
Palmetto, FL
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

It's not the Orange County Convention in Orlando but the building has plenty of space for most events. We moved to Manatee County several years and have noticed the center has stepped up to the plate and has filled their calendar of events pretty well....More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

RE-named >>> Bradenton Area Convention Center Local to me. Parking can be a problem (1000 spaces) at major events. Big, medium or small events they can handle them. Been to all three levels. Clean restrooms, food venders and AC!!!

Thank tmail54
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place has pretty good access: AKA, they have gun shows here and it is crowded but not overwhelmed by the activity. Bradenton is a zoo but if you come via 41 and 301 it is relatively open in and out.

Thank InspiredSailor
Reviewed 22 January 2017

The 2017 Bradenton Boat Show was held here and was an excellent place for a land boat show. I attended three days of fishing classes that were free with the five dollar admission. I enjoyed the visit and show.

Thank norme-ormond
Reviewed 10 November 2016

First of all there is plenty of parking. Home and garden shows are great. And once a year for one week they bring in gospel groups to sing, both afternoon and evenings. Great location, easy to find.

Thank Bradford S
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Easy to find with ample parking. Clean and well laid out inside. Have attended several different types of shows and enjoyed each of them.

Thank Bartemus
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A very nice facility, a bit on the smallish side. We did go to the boat show and also the home and garden show. Ample parking.

Thank sandrahaaspiper
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

The Bradenton area civic center is a good place to have any events large or small. There is a spacious hall & there are smaller rooms. All areas are very nice. The center has recently been renovated. Our group utilized the main hall. There is...More

Thank 932garryl
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The Convention Center has a good location, but the seating is very tough on your back. The seats on the floor are straight back chairs with little padding. Most people brought cushions and pillows to sit on. The stadium seating wasn't much better.

Thank Kimberly Y
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Great spot but better viewing earlier in year when manatees are seeking warmer waters. . Lovely viewing areas and concessions, gift shop.

Thank annelie800
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