Greater Des Moines is a metro full of unexpected delights waiting to be discovered. In our city, you can count on all the amenities of a big metro without all the fuss. We have a state-of-the-art convention center, sports facilities large and small and an endless list of restaurants, nightlife and culture. With more than 13,000 hotel rooms, here you and your attendees are always steps away from a great experience.
Greater Des Moines offers sports facilities for all types and sizes of sporting events. Last year we played host to 75 events. We welcomed groups like LPGA Solheim Cup, USATF One Mile Road Championships, Midwest Tandem Rally AAU Wrestling and NCCAA Division II Basketball Championships. In the coming years, we look forward to hosting groups like AAU Junior Olympic Games, NCAA DI men’s basketball, NAIA wrestling championships, USA Racquetball and many more.
Des Moines is emerging, progressive and probably not at all what you think. From selfies at the Sculpture Park, snacking at the highly regarded Downtown Farmers’ Market, shopping in the East Village or sampling an award-winning craft beer or wine flight, here you are invited to experience the city like a local. Get outdoors and be active on our more than 800 miles of trails. Check out our family-friendly attractions like the Science Center of Greater Iowa, Adventureland Amusement Park, Blank Park Zoo and more.
Catch what you’ve been missing in Greater Des Moines. Let us to help you find the perfect facility for your next sporting event. To learn more, visit catchdesmoines.com/sports.