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Dean E. Smith Center

300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-962-2296
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I'm a Tarheel Born and Tarheel Bred...

If you're a college basketball jumkies, love UNC (like I do), you have to visit the Smith Center... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denver, Colorado
An Icon. Does not disappoint

As the local expression goes: "If God is not a Tarheel, why is the sky Carolina Blue?" And so is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 Skipper Bowles Dr, Chapel Hill, NC
+1 919-962-2296
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're a college basketball jumkies, love UNC (like I do), you have to visit the Smith Center and take in a game or just tour around. There's lot's of championship banners in the rafters and jerseys of players you'll know,

Thank JimH_Tarheel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As the local expression goes: "If God is not a Tarheel, why is the sky Carolina Blue?" And so is the Dean Dome. If you have Carolina in your blood or Carolina envy, you must go here. Great to visit whether you are a sports...More

Thank baileybaileybailey
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The Smith Center opened while I was in school at UNC, I know, shows my age. The Smith Center is still a good place to watch basketball, but it has been surpassed in terms of the fan/spectator experience by newer arenas. The PNC Arena in...More

Thank NCBuff
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It's hard to believe how old this facility is. It still feels new to me. This is one of those places that provides a unique college basketball experience. Go early to see warmups and enjoy the atmosphere. Go Heels!

Thank TNorla
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Have been to ballgames. Carolina and Duke game March 4 was the best game ever. This is the best place ever. Very electricifing atmosphere. Great memories and wins. Fans and players are very nice and can't wait to return.

Thank garywE2734XY
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Since my son & I are UNC grads & real basketball fans I journey to Durham/Chapel Hill once a year for one ACC game. It is an exciting place to be...very supportive fans...the place rocks...all seats good except in the higher seats...am experience you do...More

Thank hcohn31
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Love this arena and love the Tarheels. Seating is really great all around and the energy of the students and the crowd is amazing. Attended recently with my nephew-- a huge Carolina fan as am I, my brother -- a sports fan -- and my...More

Thank elandja
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I couldn't be more like a kid in a candy store. 44 yr old lifelong tarheels fan from Pennsylvania made this roadtrip to see tarheels play UVA on Feb 18. ESPN college game day.... what an awesome time. I've never seen a place more hyped...More

Thank R M
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There is nothing like Carolina basketball and no place better to watch it than in the Dean Dome! Go Heels!

Thank MusingsOnTravel
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not a bad seat in the house, except maybe up in the top row around the arena. As an usher for the games, I've never had a complaint from a fan. When there's a full house, which is mostly, the noise level can be intimidating...More

Thank heymanj
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Kaitlyn B
Can you tour here even if their is no basketball game?
10 April 2017|
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Response from elandja | Reviewed this property |
Yes you just need to check hours and such before going. Make sure to take in the UNC Basketball Museum too.