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Joint Meeting of the Midwest and Midcontinental Chapters of MLA
Joint Meeting of the Midwest Chapter and the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association

Two MLA chapters. Sixteen states. One spectacular meeting.
Friday, October 21, 2016 through Monday, October 24, 2016
Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Getting Around in Des Moines

This information is all from our friends at Catch Des Moines! and the links will take you to much more information about getting around in Des Moines.

about_dline2D-Line Trolley

  • Catch a free ride!
  • The nostalgic downtown trolley runs past the conference hotel as well as downtown attractions including the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The Iowa State Capitol. East Village shops. Western Gateway restaurants.
  • Every 10 minutes – 6:30 a.m.-6:00 pm Monday through Friday
  • Saturday Service 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • DART is the local public bus system

skywalksGreater Des Moines Skywalks

  • Four miles in Downtown – Climate Controlled
  • Easy to find your way to hotels, Restaurants, Shopping, Meeting facilities.

Car services

  • Uber
  • Yellow Cab Co.  (515) 243-1111
  • Capitol Cab (515) 282-8111


  • There are approximately 30,000 public parking spaces in downtown including approximately 4,000 parking meters for long and short term parking needs.
  • Street parking at meters is free all weekend.
  • Parking in all city ramps are free of charge beginning at 6 a.m. on Saturday
  • Downtown parking ramps (map)adobe_pdf_file_icon_32x32

Other Means of Transportation