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Iowa Events Center

730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Polk County Convention Complex)
(515) 564-8000
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Ranked #15 of 44 Attractions in Des Moines
Type: Convention Centers
Most recent review
- Sep 14, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went to a concert here and so appreciated the staff's kindness and helpful demeanor when I was having trouble with my tickets (I had purchased them through a third party company). Seating was great, will definitely come back for another event!

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Parshall, Colorado
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15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Attended a concert here and was very pleased. The acoustics were good, accessibility is good and plenty of food and beverages.

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Warsaw, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

First time visitor, very impressive facility. Easy access in and out and convenient parking was readily available

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Des Moines, Iowa
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have attended concerts, motor cross races, basketball games, hockey games, and Home & Garden shows, and every event that I have been to here has been great! Not a bad seat in the place. Although, they really need to make a run through the stands and fix some seats and arm rests, as some are in need of repairs.... More

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Wisconsin
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a great place to see a concert. The people here were all very helpful. There's a restaurant here that is great to get reservations at before a show - the prices are reasonable, the food is good. Everyone was pleasant. Parking is close and reasonably priced.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Not sure this would be true if you were in the nosebleed section but the seats in the 100's section all seem pretty good. The sound quality was excellent, video screens were clear and well situated. The flow of people even with large crowds seemed orderly.

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Butler, Missouri
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97 reviews 97 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

this is a great place to go for any event. So clean and inviting. Easy to get a little lost but thats ok, there is lots to look at.

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North Carolina
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233 reviews 233 reviews
11 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

I hope this is the Events Center across from the Wells Fargo Arena! I thought the sign on the building read HyVee Events Center! Anyway there are 3 floors to this Center and it was 106 degrees outside, but marvelously COOL INSIDE! We attended the 2012 Natl. Oldsmobile Car Show here and thought this Center very well maintained. There is... More

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West Des Moines, IA
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175 reviews 175 reviews
64 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have ran Dam to Dam twice and the Des Moines Marathon. Those races use this location for packet pickup and the race convention. It has easy access with the skywalk and there is plenty of parking with the nearby ramps and streets. The mail room is huge and gives plenty of space to move around. The bathrooms are a... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

What a great example of public/private partnership working together to re-use a building. Truly respected the history and integrity of the building while providing the city with a new look and energy.

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