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2605 SE 16th Street
Ames  Iowa  50010  US
LAT: 42.008752 LONG: -93.57805
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+1 (800) 830-5222 (US/Canada Toll-free)

Telephone: +1 (515) 233-3935 Fax: +1 (515) 233-1515


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

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Visit Adventureland and Iowa State University near Hotel

From Cyclone fans to outdoors lovers to shopping enthusiasts, everyone benefits from this Country Inn & Suites hotel's location in Ames, at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 30. Take the whole family for a thrilling day at Adventureland theme park, or take a train ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad. Enjoy the natural wonders of the area with a tour of the Iowa Arboretum and a glass of wine at the White Oak Vineyards, or if the weather is less than stellar, stop by the North Grand Mall. You're also only a brief drive from Iowa State University, making this hotel an ideal option for Cyclone games, Brunnier Art Museum shows and campus tours.

Explore these attractions during your stay:

  • Adventureland (31.9 miles)
    Do you have the guts to ride the Storm Chaser tower swing or Outlast, a top-rated wooden coaster? Adventureland is home to more than 100 rides, kid-friendly areas and a water park.
    Phone: +1 (515) 266-2121
  • Ames Community Theater ACTORS, Inc. (6.3 miles)
    Get a taste of local talent by attending a show at this community theater.
    Phone: +1 (515) 292-2073
  • Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad (3.3 miles)
    Get a unique view of Ames by riding the dinner train, the dessert train or the picnic train at this historic railroad.
    Phone: +1 (515) 432-4249
  • Iowa Arboretum (21.9 miles)
    Follow the various trails to see native wildflowers, nut trees, the Peony Labyrinth and the Butterfly Garden at this 330-acre arboretum. 
    Phone: +1 (515) 795-3216
  • Iowa State University (3.7 miles)
    Potential students, parents and visitors will enjoy visiting this scenic campus for a tour, sports games or events. Visit Hilton Coliseum, the Brunnier Art Museum and other ISU attractions.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-5836
  • Main Street Cultural District (2.9 miles)
    Full of businesses, shops, restaurants and art galleries, this charming downtown area offers entertainment galore.
    Phone: +1 (515) 233-3472
  • North Grand Mall (4.9 miles)
    Shop at JCPenney, Younkers, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works and other retailers at this mall featuring more than 50 specialty shops and dining options.
    Phone: +1 (515) 232-3679 
  • Octagon Center for the Arts (2.8 miles)
    Classes, exhibitions and shopping opportunities abound at this artistic center.
    Phone: +1 (515) 232-5331
  • White Oak Vineyards (15.4 miles)
    Visit this rustic winery for a glass of excellent wine, and be treated to live music on select evenings.
    Phone: +1 (515) 367-7777

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