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Address: 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Polk County Convention Complex)
Phone Number: (515) 564-8000
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lots of events help here

we saw football,a concert,Harlem Globtrotters all in just a few weeks. This is a busy place with lots of family events going on. Large,clean,good staff and not expensive. good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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RHODE ISLAND
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383 reviews 383 reviews
94 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

we saw football,a concert,Harlem Globtrotters all in just a few weeks. This is a busy place with lots of family events going on. Large,clean,good staff and not expensive. good place to go with things for everyone.comfy seats and eating places nearby.

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MN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Robotics tournament in March. 10 rows of chairs on the main floor which made seeing the rounds impossible unless you were in the front row. The bleacher seats (really, no seat backs?) were overcrowded. Concessions were substandard for a large facility and only one station for thousands of people created 1/2 hour lines.

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West Burlington, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The pizza was good the chicken was all right It was all pricey but cheaper than what you expect at an arena

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Des Moines, IA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
41 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

However, these are some of the smallest stadium seats I have ever sat in. Even normal size people were arms folded, lean into your spouse/ child and try not to hit your knees on the chair in front of you. I realize these places make money by how many seats are sold but DANG. My family would go to a... More 

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Des Moines
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107 reviews 107 reviews
16 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I saw a dozen gals go in the Men's room and a half dozen guys go in the Women's restroom. You need to mark both entrances to each from the ceiling instead of just one side. People see the one bathroom and assume the next doorway is for the other sex. They walk in not know it is the same... More 

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iowa city, ia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
32 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We attended the James Taylor concert on Saturday, November 1st 2014 at the Wells Fargo Arena. This was our first visit to WFA. We have been to Hy-Vee hall, located right across the street and connected by a skywalk. There is 1 large parking lot and 1 small parking lot available nearby. Several parkades are in the area too. And... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Took our family to the circus and arrived early. Parking was convenient and doors opened and hour early. Seats were easy to find and provided a fun evening. Concession staff very friendly.

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Cibolo, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I recently attended a 4-day conference here. Great food & friendly staff/servers. Seats were comfortable and room temperature was perfect!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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