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2605 SE 16th Street
Ames  Iowa  50010  US
LAT: 42.008752 LONG: -93.57805
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Telephone: +1 (515) 233-3935 Fax: +1 (515) 233-1515


Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Ames, IA

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This Ames, IA Hotel Is Close to Iowa State University
Iowa State University boasts attractions all its own, from the beautiful Reiman Gardens to the Jack Trice Stadium. The gorgeous campus is the perfect place to tour, and sporting events that include basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling are hosted at the Hilton Coliseum.

Attractions here include:

  • Hilton Coliseum (3.6 miles)
    The center of Iowa State athletics from basketball to wrestling, the Coliseum is home to the famous Cyclones basketball team.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-1816
  • Jack Trice Stadium (3.5 miles)
    This Ames hotel's location puts you an easy drive from the home to the Iowa State University Cyclones! Members of the powerful Big 12 Conference, come watch the Cyclones compete against some of the nation's best football teams in Ames.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-1816
  • Reiman Gardens (3.4 miles)
    Admire carefully maintained foliage inside and outdoors at this education garden center, which also features butterfly emergence cases and an indoor conservatory. Before you leave, visit the gift shop for a souvenir!
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-2710
  • C.Y. Stephens Auditorium (3.7 miles)
    A variety of events are hosted at this venue, including symphonies, ballets, musicals, dancing groups and concerts.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3347
  • Brunnier Art Museum (3.6 miles)
    This museum contains eight to twelve annual changing exhibitions and permanent collection exhibitions, including famous decorative arts from enameled metals and ivory.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3342
  • Scheman Building (Conference Center) (3.7 miles)
    This 450-seat auditorium hosts a variety of events annually.
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course (6.2 miles)
    With 18 holes and beautifully maintained courses, this golf course provides a pleasant challenge for golfers of all skill levels.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-6727
  • ISU Research Park (4.0 miles)
    The ISU Research Park links more than 50 companies.
    Phone: +1 (515) 296-PARK

About Iowa State University
Iowa State University was officially established on March 22, 1858 by the legislature of the State of Iowa. The first building on the Iowa State campus was the now famous Farm House. It was voted to receive a land grant, and its mission centered around the idea that higher educational should not be limited to the elite. Now, Iowa State University has 27,000 students and boasts prestigious programs in agriculture, technology, science and art.

Fast facts:

  • The world's first electronic computer was invented on the Iowa State campus in the late 1930s.
  • Iowa State University has living alumni in all 50 states and 146 countries.
  • ISU currently has approximately 2,500 international students from 104 countries attending classes.
  • ISU's Reiman Gardens received the "Attraction of the Year" award at the 2008 Iowa Tourism Conference.