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Address: 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Phone Number:
+1 313-877-8777
Description:

Free, ultra high-speed Wi-Fi is available throughout Cobo Center.

Cobo...

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.

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Stilll a clean auto show venue

The NAIAS aka, The Detroit Auto Show is here every year. I'm so glad that it didn't move it somewhere else. It's fun being in Detroit for the auto show in combo because it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Zafar39525
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Northville, Michigan
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Northville, Michigan
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111 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The NAIAS aka, The Detroit Auto Show is here every year. I'm so glad that it didn't move it somewhere else. It's fun being in Detroit for the auto show in combo because it's small enough to get around quickly and has enough stuff in it to make it modern. Although it could use a facelift and more modern parking.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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193 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was here for the 2017 Auto Show. Clean, nice staff, and easy to get to. The parking near Cobo is pricey. We found free street parking a few blocks away near LaFayette and Third. The walk was quick and worth it to save $10-20.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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354 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is always something free to do at Cobo. The facility is so huge that you can spend hours just roaming looking at the people or taking in a free concert. This weekend is auto show weekend. The last day is tomorrow. $13 for adults. $7 for children and seniors. Very reasonable.

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Marine City, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the show was great<parking another story,I was led to believe that I would be able to park on the roof!!!! The green lights were on for all levels,get up to the entrance,security said, "passes only!!!!!, so instead of paying 10.00, I ended up paying 20.00.....not a good experience!!!

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New Britain, Connecticut
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146 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were there for the North American Auto Show and were impressed with the size of the facility and cleanleness of the venue.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. So pleased about your commentary regarding cleanliness. We are working diligently to keep up with the crowds. It can be a challenge with as many as 109,000+ people in the building. Hope to see you back again soon for another event. More 

Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

NAIAS wasn't the most upbeat show in 2017... Indeed, North America’s largest motor show get's a B+ from us this year... But there's nothing wrong with Cobo as a venue and for working journalists and showgoers alike it's got what we all need -- rocket fast wifi...

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Thank Mike S
Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. Appreciate your commentary on the wi-fi service. We intend to stay ahead of the curve with that program. Hope to see you back next year, and hope the content is an A+ next year. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is obviously no reason to visit Cobo unless you're going to a show of some kind. We visited for the North American International Auto Show, which is a fantastic event. The Cobo Center itself, though, has some real shortcomings. The bathrooms are tiny, spread out, and very hard to find. They are simply not large enough for the huge... More 

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We were sorry to hear that you found the bathrooms hard to find and not clean. We have an improvement plan in place and intend to remodel the restroom facilities in 2017. It can be a challenge on public days to keep up with... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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262 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Venue is finally starting to come together with all the renovations. Bathrooms still leave a lot to be desired. They were small, dirty, and need working locks. The parking garage is very hard to navigate. Overall it's much better and I look forward to going again.

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of the North American International Auto Show and Cobo Center. We know that a few bathrooms in the building do not measure up to the overall renovation and have pinpointed them for capital improvement in 2017. Additionally we are expanding parking this coming year as well. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit,... More 

Detroit, Michigan
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended the 2016-2017 Auto Show Charity Preview. The new Cobo Hall is excellent and I really enjoyed the Charity Preview. The only probes I had was not being sure where the ribbon cutting was going to take place. If they had someone you could ask to be sure you were going to the right place, I sure didn't see them.... More 

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center and the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview. It is quite a night for Cobo, the city of Detroit and the auto industry. We estimate that there are over 13,000 people attending the event and as things kick off, there are a lot of activities going on at the same... More 

London
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191 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This center is impressively large however is well signposted inside. There was a boating show at the time and full-size boats were inside but still swallowed by the space - plus there were other events happening at the same time. Facilities for eating were a little limited and seating inside the arena is really tight - I have no idea... More 

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Greg D, Director of Sales at Cobo Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of Cobo Center. This place is big; nearly 2.25 million square feet in total. Directional signage in facilities like this are important and we were also glad to hear that you liked it; it is a constant work in progress. Looks like the boat show is going to be even bigger this year, hope... More 

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