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Val Air Ballroom

301 Ashworth Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265-3785
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It's less than ok.

Went to see Marilyn Manson and had my purse searched and was frisked head to toe both front and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2012
msnctydawn
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Frozen Tundra
fun venue ~ something for everyone

experienced the Val Air for the first time a couple weekends ago... great dance floor, tables for... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2012
laura w
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  • Excellent36%
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  • Average34%
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  • 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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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Went to see Marilyn Manson and had my purse searched and was frisked head to toe both front and back. My husband brought the camera and they told him to leave, but he explained that we didn't have a car there (we took a taxi)...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2012

experienced the Val Air for the first time a couple weekends ago... great dance floor, tables for the non-movers and shakers. option to stand right up front by the band and feel the vibes. so much fun!

Thank laura w
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

Our teenagers love going to concerts there. Easy parking and not too big. Great sound.

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Reviewed 16 January 2012

The history of this ballroom is fascinating. Some of the greatest names of the era played the Archer Circuit. They used to offer regular ballroom dancing, which of course wasn't really a money-maker, but a nice tip of the hat to the old days. This...More

Thank itsme018
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

There is a lot of history at the Val Air Ballroom. It's a great small venue and good acoustics for a building it's size.

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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Went to bassnecture and it was crazy bartenders kept the bar going music was crazy and the people was nuts

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Reviewed 16 March 2011

Travelled from Omaha to see the Dropkick Murphys, and had also hoped to check out the support bands who i knew nothing about. The doors opened at 7 so I made sure I was there on time to get in to see the first bands,...More

1  Thank tomhugg
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Reviewed 9 February 2011

Attended a concert here last fall, it's what you would expect from a small concert venue. There was beer all over the floor and dirty bathrooms, but tickets were cheap, so value is not compromised. Overall, a fun concert.

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Reviewed 11 April 2004

If you are in a wheelchair or have a physical disability dont visit the val air ballroom, my husband and I had a horrible time getting my wheelchair bound 19 yr old son up tons of steps to get to the dance inside , the...More

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