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|Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center|
The Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska, with the Conoco-Phillips building visible in the background.
|Alternative names||Dena'ina Center|
|Type||Civic and Convention Center|
|Location||600 West 7th Avenue, |
The Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center is a convention center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. The $111 million, 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) facility opened in September 2008, early and within budget. The Dena'ina Center increases Anchorage's civic and convention capacity by 300 percent, and offers visitors an opportunity to learn about the Dena'ina people who have lived in the Cook Inlet Region since just after the last Ice Age. The meeting rooms and other areas of the Dena'ina Center have Athabascan names, colors throughout the building reflect the colors of the area's changing season and the artwork within the building tells the story of the Dena'ina people -- today and in the past.
The center is used for conventions, trade shows, meetings and other events, including concerts. The Dena'ina Center is used in conjunction with The Egan Civic & Convention Center and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. These three facilities form the Anchorage Convention District and are joined by heated sidewalks.
The Dena'ina Center's 47,400-square-foot Idlughet (Eklutna) Exhibit Hall, in addition to being used for conventions and trade shows, also doubles as a 5,000-seat theater for concerts, graduation ceremonies and other special events.
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