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Jacksonville's Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center celebrates her 113th birthday this year.

The 265,000-gross square foot site of many conventions, trade shows and receptions did not start out as a convention center. In 1897, the site of the Prime Osborn opened as Flagler Depot, a train station built by railroad magnate, Henry Flagler, han Learn More

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Jacksonville's Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center is on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 1897, the site of the Prime Osborn opened as Flagler Depot, a train station built by railroad magnate, Henry Flagler, handling as many as 92 trains a day. As the station got busier, the railroad companies were in need of a larger terminal and the Learn More

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Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

Grand historic architecture and state-of-the-art technology combine to create North Florida's premier convention center. Located in downtown Jacksonville, the Prime Osborn Convention Center offers 160,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and wireless capabilities, making it the perfect setting for conventions, tradeshows, meetings and banquets. The Prime Osborn Convention Center, once the Train Terminal, is historically known for moving people through Florida and continues the great tradition of first class service, quality and value. Just minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport and less than a mile from over 1,000 hotel rooms, the Prime F. Osborn Convention Center is the PRIME setting for any event.

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Convention Center Alliance Makes Booking Jacksonville Easier Than Ever

Jacksonville hospitality leaders formed an alliance to make booking the Prime Osborn easier than ever with heavily discounted meeting convention center space, grants to cover the cost of transportation and unified hotel contracts. Jacksonville is committed to working with meeting planners to make the process of booking their convention seamless. We understand what it takes to organize a large city-wide conference and are your one-stop resource to make your meeting in Jacksonville run without a hitch.

So much to offer, all in one place

Located on the banks of the St. Johns River, Jacksonville is a vibrant city with the first class amenities and accommodations to make your next convention a success. We're always looking to create the perfect environment for your meeting, which is why we recently added wireless capabilities to our convention facilities-The Prime Osborn Convention Center and the Times Union Center.With the mild year-round climate and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, tennis, boating, deep-sea fishing or just sunning on one of our sandy beaches. There's also unique shopping, gourmet restaurants, performing arts and museums to round out the activities that are sure to please everyone and make their visit memorable.


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