|Address:||9575 State St, Sandy, UT 84070, USA|
We tried to go to an event today, but, as often happens, the center is overbooked. The events arent full, but theres nowhere to park. Signs in the parking lot suggest parking across the street, but everything across the street is a tow zone (doh!). I called the center for a suggestion, and their only advice was to park in the mud in an empty lot another block away and hike in (while its snowing! Nice!). This is not only a horrible situation for people who try to come to events, its also unfair to businesses the center rents space to for shows, since on a Saturday the events will never be able to fill the space theyve rented with customers. The center did me the "favor" of costing me time and money for a wasted drive (and an upset daughter), so Im doing them the "favor" of letting everyone know I think theyre idiots.
It gets a 4 star today. I usually love South Towne Expo Center. We (party of 4) went to Discover the Dinosaurs over the weekend and my MAIN point to this review is the safety of the mats on the floor by the bouncy houses. They Do Not have nearly enough mats on the floor and I saw several children fall on the hard concrete floors. Please get more safety mats for the children!!! The VIP pass is very over rated and not worth the extra $ the lines were too long. Parking can be fierce but Im from big cities so Im used to large crowds that doesnt bother me. If you cant find parking there is an empty lot kiddy corner from the expo that is available for parking. Ive done the walk from the lot to the expo in the snow and its not that bad.
Ive been to the Expo Center several times now for different occasions. Whether I enjoyed it or not really just dependent on why I went there, and what the event was for. Technical conferences are not so great in the main area because audio is so horrible. Some of the other events were pretty fun but super crowded. I will say the concessions stand is pretty awful - not the greatest service and the food is really bad. Parking is always a hassle as well. But its hard to give this a rating because if youre going there its probably for a unique event, and results may vary.
Theres only so much you can say about an exhibition center. Ive been involved with companies that exhibit in many of the big ones around the country and and visited them. However, this is about this place. It has a lot of parking. It looks good. The spaces seem well set up. Certainly most of the complaints are about issues related to specific shows. Its not the exhibition centers issue. I agree that you need to be prepared to manage your comfort. They keep it cool knowing that by mid afternoon all the bodies will warm it up. That doesnt help those that come early.
Parking is a joke. For a venue that is expecting thousands of people they still havent come up with a good solution for parking. I really think they need to build a parking structure and eliminate some of their existing parking. We attend a lot of the home shows, festival of trees, business expos, and parking is always a challenge. weve gone the shuttle bus route and its just a big negative when considering attending. Otherwise the venue is nice and their pricing is usually a good deal for food and attendance.
What do you expect from an expo center? Big open rooms? Doors to be able to enter? Ceilings to shield you from the outdoor elements? Floors to walk on so you dont fall into a hole of endless abyss? A central location to make it as easy as possible to get to and from the expo center? Well South Towne has all of those items, plus walls and a parking lot as well. Did I also mention they have doors to get through those walls as well as some windows here and there.
Everything was great till I hit the concessions stand. The people seemed pissed off. The food was ok. There was no place to sit so my family and I leaned on the part of the serving area that was not being used and then a lady came over and yelled at us for leaning on it. Im sorry but I never liked this place at the car show and still like dont like it as the Halloween expo. TERRIBLE CONCESSIONS SERVICE.
Been around long enough now that most people dont remember that all the events here used to be at the Salt Palace downtown. Can be a zoo for the popular events, and even the massive parking lot will be overwhelmed. Try the north side for more spots. Nearby light rail station, but very unpleasant walk from there to the venue, because like all of Sandy, pedestrians are an afterthought.
I go to the car show every year. I love seeing new cars from all the new manufacturers! They have some very cool displays, video game driving simulators, specialty cars like dune buggies, modded stuff, Bonneville salt flats record setters, occasionally some other race car types, and up front there is always a lineup of exotics like Ferraris and Maseratis. I always have a blast!
I have been to this expo center a couple times. It really depends on the event you are attending as to how well this looks. But they usually are hosting a new event every weekend, just need to check online to see what this weeks event it. They are usually always really fun and entertaining to go to.
They host some of my favorite Utah events from The Festival of Trees to the Days of 47 Float preview party. But Im not really sure what the rating is for. Its a exhibition hall. Large and sterile. Theres usually plenty of parking and its easily accessible a few blocks from the freeway on State St.
The venue is pretty good as venues go and the consessions and not too bad in price considering the type of venue. The show space is large and seems to be able to be one big space or multiple smaller areas. However, the parking can be REALLY bad if there are multiple shows or one big, popular show.
I was very thirsty. The water fountains didnt work very well. The vendors had drinks to pass out but the South Towne expo center told them not to pass it out so we would be forced to buy their overpriced drinks from concessions. I didnt want to leave but I was way too parched to stay.
This place has been home to our largest company event for over 7 years. Recently they have changed managers and contractors. Our microphone in the past was $128 now $517. You better watch your back they will get you on cleaning and any charge not negotiated. Basically theyre dishonest
Parking is pretty bad here. Big conferences/events never have enough parking. Public transit is close of you happen to be in one of the inconvenient spots to catch the train. Otherwise you have to pay to park somewhere and even the it is iffy if you will find a spot
The parking situation is terrible. They have a small sign that states parking west of State Street but it is not clear where you are allowed to park if not in their parking lot. Too many events are planned on one day without sufficient or clear parking.
Big-ass building with bathrooms and concessions on the periphery. Your experience here will almost entirely depend on the event. Parking is always chaos, but they have overflow parking with a tram service across the street, just follow the signs.