Maps, Directions & Parking
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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. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance.
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. Parking is available on-site, with additional street and ramp parking within walking distance of our complex.
Iowa Events Center Parking Information
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 the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.
Parking and Skywalk Access: CLICK HERE for a downtown map.
COST: $7 for cars and $25 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 (typically no parking between 4-6pm)
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 Wells Fargo Arena and the Iowa Events Center. Payment for city garages is collected each time you enter the garage. The City of Des Moines recently completed a downtown parking signage system to give up to the minute details on where parking is available in the garages.
COST: Varies depending on the garage. For rates and availability, CLICK HERE