Top Event Destinations in Iowa | meetingpages

Discover the most exciting, affordable, picturesque Iowa destinations we can find condensed into a top-five list you can scan in under five minutes. Check back frequently to explore new meeting and event destinations in future Take 5 Event Destinations editorial features.

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Waterloo, Iowa

Waterloo, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | July 12, 2017

Located in northeast Iowa and the heart of the Midwest, Waterloo offers an array of unique venues with the right ambiance and amenities to accommodate your event needs. Read more...

Quad Cities, Iowa | Illinois

Quad Cities, Iowa | Illinois

Take 5 Event Destinations | March 14, 2017

Straddling the Mississippi River, the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, Rock Island, Moline and East Moline in Illinois) offer an abundance of venues, accommodations, activities and more, all in a picturesque setting that exudes the charm that can only be found in Midwest river towns. Read more...

Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | October 13, 2016

Des Moines, Iowa is everything you want in a city - affordability, accessibility, state-of-the-art facilities and more. Read more...

Iowa City | Coralville, Iowa

Iowa City | Coralville, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | June 15, 2016

Abundant with cultural offerings, attractions, and entertainment, the Iowa City | Coralville area is a vibrant and thriving community. Read more...

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | March 08, 2016

Cedar Falls offers great meeting spaces for groups large and small. Read more...

Dubuque, Iowa

Dubuque, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | June 16, 2015

With major hotel chains, exciting entertainment options, national recognition as one of the best small cities in America, and ongoing renovation of properties in the community, Dubuque, Iowa is not your typical, sleepy Midwestern small town, but a flourishing, growing city that knows how to host a gathering. Read more...

Okoboji, Iowa

Okoboji, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | March 16, 2015

Extending from the Minnesota border and covering 15,000 acres, the glacier-carved lakes of Okoboji draw visitors to its shores year after year. Read more...

Ames, Iowa

Ames, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | December 16, 2014

Come see for yourself why Ames, Iowa is a smart choice for your next conference, convention, sports competition or special event. Read more...

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Take 5 Event Destinations | March 11, 2014

There’s more to Cedar Rapids, Iowa than an abundance of hometown Midwest charm. Read more...

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