Des Moines Spotlight

Des Moines City Info

Des Moines is a city that makes it easy to catch more. It is the "suite" spot for meeting planners. It's where skywalks make it easy to get around downtown. With specialty boutiques. Live jazz. And endless restaurant choices.

Time Zone

  • Central Standard Time


Convention Centers 

  • Iowa Events Center
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Prairie Meadows



  • Des Moines International Airport



  • 611,549 in the five-county Metro, according to the latest 2015 United States Census


Visitors to Greater Des Moines

  • 2.9 million each year


Hotel Rooms

  • More than 10,000


Unique Venues

  • 60+



  • 4 miles, climate-controlled




The Parent Organization of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission
400 Locust Street, Suite 265, Des Moines, IA 50309-2350 (800) 451-2625
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