Iowa State University is located in Ames, an area widely regarded as walkable, family-friendly, and inexpensive. The university setting alone might allure you, but this locale also has a variety of options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. With hotels to suit everyone's tastes, you'll feel right at home in accommodations near Iowa State University, and ready to explore the greater Ames area.
More to see near Iowa State University
After visiting Iowa State University, take some time for other sights in Ames. There's plenty to do in the area, such as shopping, running, and attending sporting events. The local university might be a top draw, but there are many others.
Hilton Coliseum and Jack Trice Stadium are great places to catch a game or event. You can spend a leisurely day outdoors at Reiman Gardens or Big Creek State Park. A visit to Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, or Tournament Club of Iowa won't disappoint either.
At Octagon Center for the Arts, Brunnier Art Museum, and Stephens Auditorium, you'll learn about local culture. Immerse yourself in the collegiate life with a tour of Iowa State University.
Create some family memories at Center Grove Orchard and Iowa Arboretum. Don't miss Farm House Museum and Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum while you're here.
Getting to Iowa State University
Arrive at the Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.) airport, and then travel 33.9 miles (54.6 km) to Ames to see Iowa State University.