Prairie Meadows is the first entertainment facility in the nation to combine the action of live horse racing with the thrill of a 24-hour casino. Prairie Meadows features more than 2,000 slot machines and live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing every April through October. Guests also enjoy our beautiful 164-room hotel, the Triple Crown Eatery buffet, AJ’s Steakhouse, Café at The Meadows, and every assortment of table games.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Conference Planning and Management and Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau’s unique collaboration provides a one-stop resource for all conference and event services. We’ll help you create a great experience for your attendees by managing the day-to-day marketing, financial, and logistical details. Centrally located in the Midwest, Ames offers affordability, accessibility, and is the ideal location for events of all sizes, from 15 to more than 15,000!
Count on us to be your most flexible meeting space and guest room accommodations in the Ames area. With unmatched service and amenities that include free hot breakfast, evening reception, outdoor patio with fire pit, indoor pool and whirlpool. We provide the room set you desire, offer on-site catering or allow you to cater or bring your own food and beverage. AV is always included in your meeting room rental as well as complimentary WIFI throughout the property.
Jethro invites you to enjoy his World Famous, award winning “Amazing Smoked Meats”. We have a full service banquet facility with seating up to 250 people for dinner and 350 people for cocktail parties. Full service banquette dining capacities: Gold Room - 72 people Cardinal Room - 150 people Both Rooms - 250 people No rental fees, food and beverage minimums vary depending on party size.
In the heart of Ames, Iowa is the Iowa State Center. Since 1975, the Iowa State Center has provided outstanding service, creative solutions and unmatched expertise in event planning. Whether it is a multi-day conference, meeting, training session or private event, it’s buildings and open courtyard offer a unique setting for your next event.
The Radisson near Iowa State University offers 4,500 square feet of event facilities ideal for corporate meetings, parties or wedding receptions. The space can be divided into three smaller meeting rooms, or combined to create a Banquet Hall capable of holding up to 325 people. Choose from five different room configurations and take advantage of free Wi-Fi, built-in screens, tables, chairs and linens, and catering services.
The Boone History Center houses administrative offices, archives, and two floors of exhibit-friendly space that sets the stage for an eclectic learning experience. The resident favorite exhibit is the Kate Shelley display that tells the tale of one of America’s most famous railroad heroines. Visitors can tour one of Central Iowa's few remaining former Masonic Temples, built in 1907, the building has a mysterious hidden room with a captivating story. In the lower level, the History Center offers a large space for events and family gatherings with enough room to serve 130 guests.
Flexible, affordable and convenient is what you will find when you bring your next meeting, reunion, retreat or conference to Greater Burlington. Nestled on the bluffs of the Mighty Mississippi, your guests will be impressed by the community’s historic charm and pleasantly surprised with the wide variety of amenities. Greater Burlington is conveniently located at the intersection of US Highway 34 and Highway 61, making travel easy for your attendees.
The Burlington Memorial Auditorium has seen over 75 years of events. The building's ability to accommodate a wide range of events stems from its set up. Three banquet rooms, multiple dressing rooms and production offices, three load in areas, two elevators, and an Arena give this building flexibility. The Arena is equipped with fixed balcony seating for over 1,200 surrounding an open floor able to hold 550-600 seats on risers or standing room for over 1,100 giving the Arena the capacity to hold up to 2,300 patrons.
It all comes together in Cedar Falls! We’re one of the 20 Coolest Towns in the US according to the Matador Network, a Google eCity, and Iowa’s first gigabit city. Creative and inspirational spaces abound for meetings and afterward! Choose from the Hilton Garden Inn, Park Place Event Center, Clarion Hotel, or University of Northern Iowa where we can accommodate up to 20,000. Our nationally recognized historical downtown district offers a multitude of locally owned shops, galleries, restaurants and exciting nightlife. In addition, 100+ miles of hard-surfaced recreational trails weave through the metro area. Contact the Visitors Bureau and come give us a look!
Where connecting is more than our accessibility. Abundant with cultural offerings, attractions, and entertainment, the Curious Communities of Iowa City are part of a vibrant and thriving community – perfect for your next meeting. Consistently ranked as one of the best places to live, retire, and do business, Iowa City is one of the most popular destinations in the Midwest.
Let us help you find the perfect location for your next event! Whether you’re planning a conference or looking for unique activities for your attendees, our team is here to make your experience in our area one of the best.
Host your event in a city Unlike Anywhere Else. A pleasant surprise. A destination of choice. Convenient. Affordable. Centrally located. Sounds like a great place to host your next event, yes?
Council Bluffs has what it takes to make your next event meaningful and memorable. With more than 85,000 square feet of meeting space and more than 2,000 hotel rooms, we’ve got plenty of space for you.
Let Rhythm City Casino Resort assist you in planning your BEST event! With over 16,000 sq. ft. of event space, complimentary parking, 3 restaurants, a Market Place, spa and a hotel, we can take your event from average to extraordinary!
Be sure to mention "Elite Meetings" for special pricing!
Nestled in the rolling hills of Denison, Iowa, Boulders Conference Center provides a delightfully unexpected experience. The prairie style architecture, state-of-the-art sound system, and wireless Internet capabilities, combine to create an impressive and inviting atmosphere. At Boulders, we are committed to providing a welcoming environment for all your personal and professional events.
Situated along the Principal Riverwalk just north of downtown Des Moines, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful and inspiring gathering space for all your meeting and conference needs. The Botanical Garden provides event guests with free access to the Gardens and can accommodate 10-200 people in rooms with bright, natural light and gorgeous views of the outdoor spaces. All reservations include a dedicated staff member, audio-visual equipment along with setup, teardown, complimentary Wi-Fi and ample free parking.
Plan your next meeting in Greater Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa that more than 600,000 people call home. Our team at Catch Des Moines can assist you in finding meeting facilities, sports facilities, and more. Choose from 12,500+ hotel rooms and a long list of off-site venues. Ask for a personalized experience or how our marketing team can support your convention or event. Experience the affordable restaurants and attractions in Greater Des Moines while enjoying the accessibility and safety of the city. We’re here to help you and your attendees catch all Greater Des Moines has to offer!
Hy-Vee Hall - Polk County Convention Complex - Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Wells Fargo Arena
The venues that comprise the Iowa Events Center provide facilities well suited for tradeshows, exhibits, conventions, meetings, entertainment and sports. The $217 million center provides over 1.1 million sq. ft. of connected space in vibrant downtown Des Moines. Exhibitors and attendees will enjoy Midwestern hospitality in this safe, clean community.
Exhibitors will enjoy the ease of move-in and the services readily available at the booth through recessed utility boxes including state-of-the-art telecommunications. 17 meeting rooms, spacious pre-function areas, wireless and fiber-optic connections and a variety of show offices and storage space await each meeting professional.
The Diamond Jo is a unique venue that allows you to escape from the ordinary.
The incomparable Mississippi Moon Bar offers two suites for smaller groups, or reserve the entire Mississippi Moon Bar for larger functions. The spectacular Cherry Lanes Bowling Center is perfect for team building and offers the private Alley Cat VIP Lanes for smaller groups. The Harbor Room, our 5,000 square foot full service meeting facility, offers state-of-the-art AV equipment and magnificent views of the Mississippi River.
And, of course, at the end of each long business meeting day there is a night full of excitement on the casino floor.
Big city charm in a small city setting, that is Dubuque, IA. With state of the art facilities featuring 2,000 to 86,000 square feet of space, this walkable and sustainable community welcomes meetings and conventions of 3 to 3,000 to gather along the Mississippi River any time of the year.
Have the beautiful views of the Mississippi River provide the inspiration for your next meeting or conference. Let our charming and experience staff take care of all the details, while you enjoy the facility’s large patios, elegant pre-function space and solid floor-to-ceiling glass walls in select areas. Stroll on the expansive patio and riverwalk overlooking the Mississippi. This state-of-the-art conference center is capable of serving the needs of groups as small as a ten person executive board retreat or as large as a 3,000 person banquet.
Inspired by turn-of-the-century Emmetsburg, the Wild Rose Hotel is a modern-day replica of the once-grand Waverly Hotel. Enjoy the comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Choose from a wide variety of room options—63 standard and 7 suites. For your convenience we also offer a business center and wireless internet.
When you stay at Wild Rose, we greet you at the door with complimentary valet parking and send you home with wonderful memories that last a lifetime.
Planning a large convention or a smaller intimate meeting? The Marshalltown Convention & Visitors Bureau is here to help assist you with your planning questions. See our Marshalltown Facilities Guide for a complete list of meeting, convention, and event locations
Orange City is located just off the Highway 60 corridor connecting Omaha to Minneapolis. Being in the northwest corner of Iowa, we regularly welcome visitors and patrons from Minnesota, South Dakota, and Nebraska who come to experience the unique Blue Mountain Culinary Emporium … our distinct “Dutch Village” style shopping, parks, windmills, arts, culture, and events … award-winning golf course … and other attractions.
Ottumwa is full of unexpected meeting spaces and a great location to hold your next event. Ottumwa’s broad range of meeting amenities includes a state-of-the-art, 92,000-square-foot convention center; a full-service hotel; outdoor meeting space; and a whole host of other venues ready to meet your needs. The city offers hundreds of hotel rooms and more than 60 restaurants. Highways 34 and 63 run through the heart of Ottumwa with easy access to Highway 163. Ottumwa is the hub of Southeast Iowa and has entertainment options for all personalities.
Nothing ordinary about meeting spaces in Pella… a 1900 historic Opera House, a LEED-focused college campus, or a top-ranked golf course with full windowed meeting space overlooking the course. Just 35 minutes SE of Des Moines.
What does it mean to Live it up? You'll find out the moment you enter Riverside Casino & Golf Resort®. From the magnificent fountains that greet you as you drive up to the luxurious surroundings of our hotel and casino, every aspect is designed for one very special purpose — your total enjoyment.
For a night out, a weekend away or a week long retreat, you'll find exciting gaming in our Vegas-inspired casino, a world-class golf course designed by Rees Jones, one of a kind shopping opportunities, luxurious hotel rooms, top-notch live entertainment, a relaxing spa, first class culinary delights at our five restaurants, and more.
Waterloo, Iowa is the perfect location for your next meeting or convention! Choose from an array of unique and affordable facilities that provide the right ambiance and amenities to accommodate your event’s needs.
Your attendees can enjoy spectacular attractions and entertainment, great lodging and dining options, and fantastic shopping and outdoor recreation. Explore 100+ miles of paved recreational trails, learn about the history of the Five Sullivan Brothers at the Grout’s Iowa Veterans Museum, discover arts and culture at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, take a tour through John Deere Operations, or experience dining like never before at Galleria De Paco