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Iowa Events Center

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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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Large Faciility

We were there for a national convention with roughly 4,000 people. There was plenty of rooms of all the activities. Plenty of restrooms that were very clean. They could use some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Seymour, Indiana
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Seymour, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a national convention with roughly 4,000 people. There was plenty of rooms of all the activities. Plenty of restrooms that were very clean. They could use some more eatery places in the facility itself. The choices were potato, walking taco or ice cream. That meant having to leave & try to find someplace to go eat,... More 

Thank B L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for a national dance convention. The rooms were very nice. The room that we danced in most was the ballroom up on the highest level. It was gorgeous with a high cylindrical, arched ceiling and lovely lighting (that was on the first night,) giving the hall an amazing grand feel. The lighting was bright and glaring the... More 

Thank Janet S
Waterford, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We and our friends recently attended the PBR event (Sunday only) in Des Moines. I was so impressed by the whole experience. Everyone involved was friendly, helpful, and organized. There were plenty of clean bathrooms on our level. Parking was handled thoughtfully and with minimal confusion. They had even planted lovely arrangements of annuals in the many large flower pots... More 

Thank Hillary C
Coralville, Iowa
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Great venue for beer tasting. Ample space, concessions and restrooms. Easily accessible from local hotels.

Thank Clayton2015
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were at the Iowa Events Center for a full day with our middle school child for a state competition. The space was well-utilized and organized very well for all the different activities, with plenty of seating at benches and tables. However, the policy of no outside food or drinks means we paid $4.00 for a 20-oz bottle of Coke.... More 

Thank Bridgit B
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236 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

I've presented at and attended a number of events here. As an attendee I can attest that the seating is pretty comfortable and the amenities that are provided are great. As a presenter I have to say it's pretty nice. Upon my arrival there wasn't a projector or speakers. Two staff members came in and asked what I needed and... More 

Thank Jason R
Des Moines
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

I attended the quilt expo, while it was not the largest it was very well presented. The center has plenty of parking, ramps and escalators, coffee shops, eateries, and cozy chairs to stop and relax. We will attend other events here.

Thank Kathryn G
Central City, Iowa
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119 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Very clean and well set up for large events. Have been here many times for various activities and it is always clean and tidy.

Thank Mikayla E
Romeo, Michigan
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81 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went here for a volleyball tournament. Very nice clean place. Even the bathrooms were always immaculand and fully stocked any time of the day. I didn't like having to pay $4 for a bottle of water.

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Thank Dorrie1949
Chandler, Arizona
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I had a lot of fun attending Comic-Con. Vendors had different displays, many costumed fans, TV and Movie stars present for forums, autographs and pictures. Plenty of food vendors, places to relax. Friendly place and very clean!

Thank Sean_and_Carol

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