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Address: 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309-1302 (Formerly Polk County Convention Complex)
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+1 515-564-8000
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Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival

This building is set up very good. We attended the bacon fest hear and there were things to do on 3 floors. Lots of escalators and very clean. Very friendly staff

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Jarrod T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is set up very good. We attended the bacon fest hear and there were things to do on 3 floors. Lots of escalators and very clean. Very friendly staff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is convenient, parking is ample. The area is fairly safe and well lit. The service within was very good. A good place to host an event. Would recommend it to people who are planning an event or attending an event here.

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Attended the show at the Events Center on a Friday afternoon. Parking was reasonable and a short walk to the door. The show was laid out in a good fashion and the amenities were good. The Events Center is able to host a wide variety of events and some fit better than others. Overall this was a pleasurable afternoon, but... More 

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Keosauqua, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I have attended conferences and Boy Scout Recognition events here. The service is always amazing. They are helpful and courteous especially for people with food allergies and intolerances.

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Kansas City
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We had a sales conference at this location. Easy parking close to the doors, convenient access all of the staff were very friendly and accommodating!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Saw of mice and men. Marilyn Manson and slip knot...great show ...wonderful facility. Great food and sound system...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The space worked very well for the event. There are some gender neutral bathrooms. I love the psychedelic carpets!!

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Thank Michelle N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a very large centre with many rooms in many sizes. From smaller meetings to enormous buffets. I spent 3 days there at a congress and was impressed with the quality of it all.

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Seymour, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We were there for a national convention with roughly 4,000 people. There was plenty of rooms of all the activities. Plenty of restrooms that were very clean. They could use some more eatery places in the facility itself. The choices were potato, walking taco or ice cream. That meant having to leave & try to find someplace to go eat,... More 

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Lakeland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We were here for a national dance convention. The rooms were very nice. The room that we danced in most was the ballroom up on the highest level. It was gorgeous with a high cylindrical, arched ceiling and lovely lighting (that was on the first night,) giving the hall an amazing grand feel. The lighting was bright and glaring the... More 

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