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“fun and clean”
Review of Iowa Events Center

Iowa Events Center
Ranked #30 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2014

this is a great place to go for any event. So clean and inviting. Easy to get a little lost but thats ok, there is lots to look at.

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 7 July 2012

I hope this is the Events Center across from the Wells Fargo Arena! I thought the sign on the building read HyVee Events Center! Anyway there are 3 floors to this Center and it was 106 degrees outside, but marvelously COOL INSIDE! We attended the 2012 Natl. Oldsmobile Car Show here and thought this Center very well maintained. There is a sky walk across the street to another building also. The concession stand is small but the lines move quickly and the food was a suprise---pretty good! Plenty of chairs scattered along the walls for us wives who needed to sit and rest while our husbands talked cars! There was also comfortable seating inside the main entrance while waiting on our hotel shuttle bus!

Thank luvsf
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I have ran Dam to Dam twice and the Des Moines Marathon. Those races use this location for packet pickup and the race convention. It has easy access with the skywalk and there is plenty of parking with the nearby ramps and streets. The mail room is huge and gives plenty of space to move around. The bathrooms are a bit hard to find.

The name here is misleading. The Convention Complex is NOT attached to the Iowa Events Center (Wells Fargo Arean, Vets Auditorium, Hy-Vee Hall), it is several blocks away.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 26 February 2012

What a great example of public/private partnership working together to re-use a building. Truly respected the history and integrity of the building while providing the city with a new look and energy.

Thank Tejasntv
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

I was at the Polk County Convention Complex with a convention of about 1000 persons. The facility was generally pretty good, the meal service was excellent (even accomodated a food allergy at last minute). However... the rest rooms were difficult to find and smaller meeting rooms had some issues with acoustics--groups meeting in other rooms had sound bleed over. Still above average in my book.

Thank DonM532
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