Greater Des Moines is open!

Greater Des Moines is open and ready to welcome you safely and responsibly. Here is information on venues, attractions, things to do and other services.

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Lean on the Locals

It takes a village to plan a top-notch event and that's what our team is here for. Let us help you from start to finish!

Meet the team

Chris Baker

Chris Baker
Director of Destination Services
(515) 699-3456

Catch Des Moines - Bailee Arnburg

Bailee Arnburg
Housing Coordinator
(515) 699-3445

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: I love that visitors always comment on how friendly everyone here is – that's "Iowa Nice" for ya! Locals are always willing to help with recommendations on what to do in Greater Des Moines. You can catch world-class food, arts, festivals, and sports all in our wonderful city. Hope to catch you soon in my favorite destination!

Jayne Durnin

Jayne Durnin
Housing & Event Coordinator
(515) 699-3446

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: All we have to do is get people to visit Greater Des Moines one time, and we know they'll fall in love with the city and want to come back! I love surprising visitors with how vibrant and unique Greater Des Moines is. I never get tired of exploring the city—whether that's strolling through downtown enjoying the public art, hanging out at one of the locally-owned restaurants or bars, or experiencing a festival or show at one of the many eclectic venues. Come visit us and catch what you've been missing!

Mary Ann Moore

Mary Ann Moore
Sales Coordinator
(515) 699-3444

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: Greater Des Moines is an undiscovered jewel for first-time visitors. Our city is varied and vibrant, and its residents are approachable and warm. Whether your tastes run the gamut from festivals to trails, Greater Des Moines has many options. We hope you will catch all that our city has to offer!

Catch Des Moines - Laura Smidt

Laura Smidt
Sports Event Coordinator
(515) 699-3455

Favorite thing about Greater Des Moines: My favorite thing about Greater Des Moines is that everyone who visits says, "Yeah, I could live here." And it's true. The city's energy will magically match yours. You can explore the city with ease, and your heart will feel happy and filled with the culture, tempo, and friendly locals. But don't take my word for it—catch Des Moines and see for yourself!

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