Location - Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center

Richard D Jacobson Exhibition Center Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des MoinesCompleted in 2010, the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center is a flexible venue with the versatility to host events ranging from livestock and trade shows to concerts and sporting events. The state-of-the-art facility is fully climatized and includes a show arena, a covered warm-up arena and fixed seating for 3,500. The striking design and unique architecture combined with tiled quilt patterns adorning the exterior walls make the Exhibition Center the ideal space for any large-venue event.

Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center

E 30th Street & E University Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50317

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