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Address: 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (Formerly Polk County Convention Complex)
Phone Number:
+1 515-564-8000

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I have attended conferences and Boy Scout Recognition events here. The service is always amazing. They are helpful and courteous especially for people with food allergies and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
Kris R
Keosauqua, Iowa
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Keosauqua, Iowa
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have attended conferences and Boy Scout Recognition events here. The service is always amazing. They are helpful and courteous especially for people with food allergies and intolerances.

Thank Kris R
Kansas City
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211 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had a sales conference at this location. Easy parking close to the doors, convenient access all of the staff were very friendly and accommodating!

Thank Bismarck1956
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Saw of mice and men. Marilyn Manson and slip knot...great show ...wonderful facility. Great food and sound system...

Thank Victoria J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The space worked very well for the event. There are some gender neutral bathrooms. I love the psychedelic carpets!!

Thank Michelle N
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251 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a very large centre with many rooms in many sizes. From smaller meetings to enormous buffets. I spent 3 days there at a congress and was impressed with the quality of it all.

Thank John071
Seymour, Indiana
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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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306 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 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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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 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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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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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