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Val Air Ballroom

301 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265-3785
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Past meets Present

The Val Air Ballroom has been around for years and years. An old structure thats withheld the hands... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2013
Christina G
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Des Moines, Iowa
YUCK!

I don't get why people have put 5 stars.....have they actually been to this place? This place is... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2012
RiverCity29
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Mason City, Iowa, United States
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good0%
  • Average34%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible17%
26 Feb 2017
“This is a historic concert/dancing venue with a long tradition of great events.”
25 Aug 2016
“Bad acustics”
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301 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265-3785
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Reviewed 16 March 2013

The Val Air Ballroom has been around for years and years. An old structure thats withheld the hands of time still holds concerts and various musicians have entertained within these walls. Not a huge hall and the ventilation system needs to be revamped for large...More

Thank Christina G
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

I don't get why people have put 5 stars.....have they actually been to this place? This place is absolutely disgusting. The place was really outdated I have never been to a place in such disrepair. The bathrooms were the worst part....they were absolutely disgusting. I...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Once again great show. I love taking my kids to shows here. We will ne back for the lamb of god show. I enjoy the shows it would be great if half way thru the show you turn the air on. It does it awful...More

Thank lauriannthorp
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

My job hosted an employee holiday party there a couple of years ago. The place is small and a little outdated.

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Reviewed 19 August 2012

I have gone to the Val Air Ballroom for many years. There is always space on the huge dance floor to dance expressively. There are plenty of tables to sit at if you come a little early. Call ahead to see what their schedule is....More

Thank Ileen E
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Reviewed 4 August 2012

I have been to several concerts at the Val Air Ballroom and it's a great place! The sound is always great, the drinks are always cold, and the crowd is always fun!!

Thank luv4bigreds
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

They always have interesting bands for many different taste

Thank GIReuter
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

This place is long and narrow, but for the concert I saw, it was relatively uncrowded. I saw Staind, Halestorm, and Cavo perform there, and I was able to get so close that I could've gave Aaron Lewis a high-five. Val Air might need a...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2012

Standard standing room concert venue, but also has a bar off to the side with lot's of seating, and room in the back if you don't want to be smothered by the crowd. Probably the best concert venue in DM.

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

i live within a block of this concert venue. Why bother paying the high price for a ticket? I have been able to hear every loud music concert from the comfort of my living room for the past 10+ years. Every down beat, every vibration,...More

Thank capitanajr
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Yes, available for private parties. Must call it for pricing.
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