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DES MOINES


The Iowa Events Center is a multi-purpose convention, entertainment and tradeshow complex.


Iowa Events Center • Carrie Jackson 730 Third St • Des Moines • IA • 50309 515-564-8000 • Fax: 515-564-8001 www.iowaeventscenter.com cjackson@iowaeventscenter.com


Hy-Vee Hall - Wells Fargo Arena - Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center


Meeting space sq. ft.: 1,000-226,000


Meeting rooms: 37


Reception capacity: 8-2,600


Arena seating: 17,000


Largest room sq. ft.: 150,000


Golf course nearby: 4 nearby


Onsite restaurant: 1 The venues that comprise the Iowa Events Center provide facilities well-


suited for tradeshows, exhibits, conventions, meetings, entertainment and sports. The convention and entertainment 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. The Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at Veterans Memorial opened its doors in January 2012 after a $42 million renovation project which added a multi-purpose 28,800 square foot ballroom and 27 additional meeting rooms to the complex. Designed for convenience and versatility, the Iowa Events Center offers


150,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space accommodating 1,020 booths or 6,000 for a banquet, and is divisible into three rooms. Hy-Vee Hall has 35-ft. ceilings, ten loading bays and two drive-on ramps from a dedicated, off-street staging area. 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. Spacious pre-function areas, wireless and fiber-optic connections and a variety of show offices and storage space await each meeting professional. Des Moines’ skywalk system connects meeting facilities with convention hotels,


parking, restaurants and shopping. More than 1,700 downtown sleeping rooms are within one mile of the Iowa Events Center, with a variety of amenities and rates to accommodate all budgets.


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DUBUQUE


Diamond Jo Casino • Lori Bahl 301 Bell St • Dubuque • IA • 52001 563-690-4854 or 800-582-5956 • Fax: 563-690-4801 www.diamondjo.comlori.bahl@diamondjo.com


Dubuque’s “Entertainment Destination” parties.


Mississippi Moon Bar features the best national and regional acts. Other amenities include Woodfire Grille, Mojo’s Sports Bar and so much more.


Attractions: Five Flags Civic Center, Mines of Spain, Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Grand Opera House, Galena Canning Company, Dubuque 365 Community Guide to Events


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Meeting space sq. ft.: Over 5,000


Meeting rooms: 2 Reception capacity: 300 Golf course nearby: Yes Onsite restaurants: 3


The New Diamond Jo Casino is poised to be the preeminent entertainment destination in the Midwest. Featuring


over 900 slot machines and 17 table games, the casino is THE place for sizzling casino action. The Diamond Jo’s banquet facility offers over 5,000 sq. ft. of space. Perfect for business or entertaining.


Knock down some pins at Cherry Lanes, a 30-lane bowling facility featuring Alley Cat VIP Lanes, ideal for private


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