Venue

Iowa Events Center: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center

The Iowa Events Center is a multi-venue complex owned by Polk County and managed by Global Spectrum, the fastest growing public assembly facility management company in the world. Some highlights of the venue include:

  • Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center is connected to Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena
  • 29 meeting rooms, the state’s largest ballroom at 28,730 square feet, and a tribute to Iowa’s military past, present and future in Memorial Hall
  • Address: 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

Parking

Parking at the Iowa Events Center: Parking is available north of the Iowa Events Center with entrances off the following streets: Third, Fifth, and Crocker. Iowa Events Center surface lots offer the closest and most convenient access to the facility, and easy access to I-235 and other major routes after the event. ADA Accessible parking is available at the Iowa Events Center by entering the lot south of Crocker Street, next to Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. CLICK HERE for a downtown map.

COST: $7 for cars and $28 for RVs/Busses

Street Parking Downtown: Street parking is available throughout downtown with the convenience of parking meters. Pay attention to the location and rates as many meters have different time limits and parking restrictions during certain times. For updated information on parking downtown, including rates and availability, CLICK HERE

Parking Garages: City parking garages are located throughout downtown with convenient skywalk access to the Iowa Events Center. Payment for city garages is collected each time you enter the garage.

COST: Varies depending on the garage. For rates and availability, CLICK HERE

Directions

From Interstate 35 from the North: Follow I-235 West into downtown Des Moines and take the Third Street exit to the Iowa Events Center.

From Interstate 35 from the South: Merge onto I-235 East exit and travel east towards downtown Des Moines. Take the downtown exit and proceed to the Third Street exit.

From Interstate 80 from the East: Headed west on I-80, take the I-235 West exit and continue towards downtown Des Moines. Take the 3rd Street exit (Downtown Des Moines) and go south to the Iowa Events Center complex.

From Interstate 80 from the West: Headed east on I-80, take the I-235 East exit and continue towards downtown Des Moines. Take the Iowa Events Center exit (Third Street) and turn right.

From The Airport

Des Moines International Airport: Exiting the airport parking lot: Turn left onto Fleur Drive for 3 mi, then merge right onto Locust Street and continue 0.9 mi, turn left onto 6th Ave and drive 0.3 miles, turn right onto Crocker St, go 1 block then turn left on 5th, Event Center is on the right.

Nearby attractions:

Historic East Village

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Downtown Des Moines

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Lodging

We recommend the Des Lux Hotel. Conveniently located at 800 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines, the Des Lux Hotel is just a short walk to the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. The Des Lux also offers a shuttle from the Des Moines International Airport, free parking (from midnight Friday through Sunday), and complimentary breakfast. Book your room here.