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Weekend with WOOD will take place at WOOD magazine’s world headquarters on the Meredith Corporation campus.

Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Free parking is provided for attendees.

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Take the hassle out of finding a hotel. 

Feel free to book accommodations yourself through, or take advantage of our in-house travel agency to set you up with a room at our preferred rate. And virtually every Meredith-preferred hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to/from WOOD and the airport. Call the Meredith Travel department at 800-678-9482 or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell them you are coming in for Weekend with WOOD. You will need to provide a personal credit card to confirm and guarantee the reservation.They will then forward the confirmation to you via e-mail.

I'm flying in: Do I need a rental car?

Most if not all Des Moines hotels run shuttles to and from the airport. And for evening meals, there are several very good restaurants within walking distance downtown. Cab service in Des Moines (except from the airport) is pretty much an on-call basis—you can’t just flag one down on the street like you could in, say, NYC or Chicago. But you can get by very easily without a rental.

The Meredith campus is at the western end of downtown and, although downtown hotels may cost more than those out by the airport, some are walkable to our building—Hotel Fort Des Moines is the nearest at about 6 blocks.

You might also find another attendee you could ride with to and from the conference. As we get closer to the date, post a ride request on the "Weekend With WOOD" Facebook page

I'm driving in: Should I stay downtown, too?

You sure could. There's free on-site parking at Meredith during the conference, so you could drive yourself, offer a ride to another attendee, or catch one yourself. Or enjoy the beautiful Iowa spring weather and hoof it.

Or, you could stay out by the airport where hotels costs might be lower than downtown. You'll find about a dozen hotels in that area with published rates around $100, give or take $20. You'll save even more with free parking at the hotel. Most of those hotels are on Fleur Drive, which is a straight shot of about 10 minutes on surface roads that ends right at Meredith's door.

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