Top 10 Conference & Convention Centers in Michigan, United States

October 24, 2021 Roseanne Arnett

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1. Wexford Civic Center

1320 N Mitchell St, Cadillac, MI 49601-1147 +1 231-779-9520 http://www.thewex.com/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 1 reviews

Wexford Civic Center

2. Hill Auditorium

825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1004 +1 734-764-2538 http://www.thehillauditorium.com/
Excellent
83%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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5.0 based on 143 reviews

Hill Auditorium

Reviewed By BrianS962 - Ann Arbor, United States

The variety and quality of performances and events at the Hill is simply exquisite. If one is seeking a vry special event, this is the place.

3. Russell Industrial Center

1600 Clay St, Detroit, MI 48211-1972 +1 313-872-4000 http://russellindustrialcenter.com/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

Russell Industrial Center

Reviewed By 866TaylorB - Chicago, United States

The Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, Michigan, is a complex of seven buildings that cover 2.2 million square feet with studios, lofts and shops and serves as a professional center for commercial and creative arts. By contrast, Chicago's Merchandise Mart covers over 4 million square feet. But the RIC, as it is known locally, is an example of Detroit's urban development with more than 150 tenants, including architects, painters, clothing designers, photographers, musicians, filmmakers and art galleries. Located at 1600 Clay Street, it was designed and built by the noted architect Albert Kahn in 1915 for the Murray Body Corporation, supplier of bodies for the Ford Motor Company and the third largest auto-body company in the United States. In 2003, Dennis Kefallinos purchased the property and converted the space into art studios and lofts as part of Detroit's revitalization and urban renewal. The RIC is a popular destination for people seeking original or unique merchandise in an indoor marketplace. It's a fascinating place to browse and observe craftsmen at work. Or listen to budding musicians. Among the tenants are designer Stacey Ellis of B. Black Apparel, artist Madeline Stillwell of the Detroit Industrial Project, Russell Gallery, Helderop Pipe Organs and Motor City Movie House. There are booths for architecture, antiques, woodworking, clothing, furniture, sewing, photography, printing, candles, performing arts, health food, music and kitchen and bath remodeling.

4. The Ruse

25 Division Ave S Suite 125, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4229 +1 616-214-7799 [email protected] http://www.the-ruse.com
Excellent
96%
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5.0 based on 75 reviews

The Ruse

The Ruse offers a new form of high-energy active entertainment. Our goal is to engage our guests in interactive fun by building aesthetically immersive worlds that tell a story. The premise is this: Your team will race against the clock (60 minutes) to "escape" the room by solving engaging puzzles and challenges that promote creative thinking, teamwork, and communication.

Reviewed By tnbuckeye66 - Tennessee, United States

What a blast!!! Would recommend The Trophy Room to all those who love adventures, puzzles and team activities!!

5. Van Andel Arena

130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2682 +1 616-742-6600 http://www.vanandelarena.com/
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
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4.5 based on 447 reviews

Van Andel Arena

The Van Andel Arena is a 10,834-seat multi-purpose arena situated in the Heartside district of Grand Rapids, Michigan. After a $75 million construction effort, the arena opened on October 8, 1996 and since has attracted over five million patrons. It is home to the popular Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team, the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.As a concert venue, the Van Andel Arena seats about 12,858 for end-stage shows, and 13,184 for center-stage shows. The arena floor measures 85 by 220 feet (26 × 67 m). The arena features 9,886 permanent seats and 44 luxury suites, with the 16 luxury suites in the upper bowl seating 20, and the lower 24 bowls seating 15, and the others at 18. There are approximately 1,298 retractable seats at Van Andel Arena.

Reviewed By lisagL2049TM

We were from out of town and it was our first time there. Excellent location to have dinner before the show and go out after. Our tickets were pretty far up and we didn't feel like we missed a thing. Great concert venue!

6. DeVos Place

303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2233 +1 616-742-6500 [email protected] http://www.devosplace.org
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 246 reviews

DeVos Place

DeVos Place® is a premier convention center located in downtown Grand Rapids. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your convention or tradeshow. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. Downtown Grand Rapids is located 15 minutes from Gerald Ford International Airport and easily accessible from all major interstates.The Convention Center features a 162,000 square foot, column free exhibit hall, 40,000 square foot ballroom and 26 individual meeting rooms (32,000 square feet). Twelve spacious loading docks (with a wash bay and marshalling area), allow for easy access into the exhibit hall. In addition, DeVos Place features a 2,404 seat performing theater with two independent loading docks and one loading ramp. Home to the Grand Rapids Symphony, Grand Rapids Ballet Company, Opera Grand Rapids and Broadway Grand Rapids, it can also serve as the perfect space for a general session or keynote address. DeVos Place is part of a vibrant downtown entertainment district featuring over 50 dining establishments, nightclubs, four museums and the 12,000 seat Van Andel Arena, all within walking distance.

Reviewed By kellymW4850FV - Fort Wayne, United States

Just saw Book of Mormon there tonight. It’s a wonderful space with great seats, lighting and sound. The woman’s restroom was large & the intermission line moved fast! We drove up from Fort Wayne, IN to see this show (2 1/2 hours!) They have many excellent Broadway shows lined up for 2019-2020. We will be back!!

7. Ford Motor Company Conference and Event Center

1151 Village Rd, Dearborn, MI 48124-5033 +1 313-621-2900 [email protected] http://www.cec.ford.com
Excellent
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Ford Motor Company Conference and Event Center

Our dazzling, over 30,000 square foot facility is located in the heart of Dearborn,directly across from The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. We provide an exceptional meeting and event experience in a state-of-the-art environment.

8. TCF Center

1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226-4420 +1 313-877-8777 [email protected] http://www.tcfcenterdetroit.com/
Excellent
39%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 265 reviews

TCF Center

Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center. Cobo Center is a Green Venues Michigan facility with recycling stations throughout the building. Registration space available in the concourse. Registration booths are available for rent. The Cobo Center Business Center is available for computer access, copying, faxing and business supplies. ATM and mailing services. Visitor information center. Preferred in-house A/V provider with complete inventory of equipment and professional technicians. Cobo Center is ADA compliant. Cobo Center has a comprehensive Crisis Communications Plan in place. Parking is available at prevailing rates. The Detroit People Mover has a station on the third floor of Cobo Center with numerous stops throughout the downtown district. Superior air lift capacity at award winning Detroit Metro Airport (ranked #1 by many industry analysts). Majority of rooms in downtown convention hotel block less than 5 years old - over 1,850 new, competitively priced rooms on line since 2007. Overall campus on the riverfront includes Joe Louis Arena and Hart Plaza and makes outdoor festival or special event space easily accessible.

Reviewed By therealtkefan29 - Detroit, United States

The TCF Center is a very nice facility. Originally built in the 60s as the Cobo Center, it got a massive renovation and expansion a few years ago, and changed its name less than a week ago. The facilities are clean and convenient, plenty of lifts and escalators (mostly KONE but with some Westinghouse escalators still around) and beautiful restrooms. It does get a little crazy during the NAIAS, but on a quieter day it's a very nice place to stop and use a restroom, fun to explore and great for meetings. There is a People Mover station conveniently located on the fourth floor, so transit access is very easy if you're coming from elsewhere downtown. And the views of both Detroit and Windsor from atop the rooftop parking lot are nothing short of stunning, probably the best in the city that the public can access.

9. Lansing Center

333 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933-1499 +1 517-483-7400 [email protected]
Excellent
33%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.0 based on 55 reviews

Lansing Center

10. Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374-1317 +1 248-348-5600 [email protected] http://www.suburbancollectionshowplace.com/
Excellent
46%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
4%
Terrible
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4.0 based on 154 reviews

Suburban Collection Showplace

Opened in 2005, the Suburban Collection Showplace has now grown to be Michigan’s second-largest convention and expo center. A recent expansion included the new EVENTS CENTER, which includes two additional ballrooms and generous pre-function gathering space, features large picture windows, upgraded LED lighting, energy efficient HVAC systems, modern carpet, paint and décor, state of the art audio systems, an interior box office and additional new exterior parking. In addition to new banquet space for corporate events, the expansion allows large consumer shows like the Novi Home Show, the MARVAC RV& Camping Show, the Ultimate Fishing Show, the Novi Golf Show, the Novi Boat Show, Outdoorama, Motor City Comic Con, and the Michigan State Fair to increase their footprint and provide larger shows for their guests and vendors.

Reviewed By JMT2424

Daughter had a gymnastics meet here and it went very smoothly. Easy parking and entry to the facility. Event was clearly called out once you got inside and easy to find where we needed to go. Clean facility that offers a lot of space for all kinds of things.

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