Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Nearest airport: Des Moines International Airport
Major meeting facilities: Iowa Events Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino
Attractions: Jordan Creek Town Center, John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, Blank Park Zoo, Iowa Speedway, Science Center of Iowa, Adventureland Park & Adventure Bay Water Park, Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino, Living History Farms, Bass Pro Shops, Iowa State Capitol, World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
Connect in Des Moines! Iowa’s capital city is celebrating the opening of Iowa’s largest convention center in January 2012. The Iowa Events Center is a state-of-the-art, extravagant facility with 226,000 sq. ft. of space, 37 meeting rooms and a 28,730 sq. ft. ballroom all connected to four miles of skywalks in Downtown Des Moines.
Greater Des Moines also boasts the beautiful, new World Food Prize Hall of Laureates along with many meeting facilities located throughout the city offering unique settings for small groups or large conventions.
The city’s central location at the intersection of Interstates 35 and 80 make the city easily accessible from any direction. Greater Des Moines offers more than 10,000 sleeping rooms, locally-owned, fantastic restaurants and a variety of affordable attractions including the world famous Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines and Iowa State Fair.
The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau (GDMCVB) is the official convention, sports and visitor resource for Greater Des Moines. The GDMCVB was recently awarded a prestigious Meetings and Conventions 2011 Gold Service Award and is at your service to help plan memorable meetings and events. Submit an RFP today and connect in Des Moines for your next successful event!