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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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Cyclones Love This Hotel's Location near Iowa State University
Are you planning to attend a conference at the Scheman Building, a basketball game at Hilton Coliseum or a football game at Jack Trice Stadium? Then be sure to reserve accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites Ames, where the hotel's location near Iowa State University ensures that you're only minutes from Cyclone territory. Business travelers enjoy being only a short drive from ISU Research Park, and during down time, it's easy to tour the Reiman Gardens.

ISU attractions include:

  • Brunnier Art Museum (3.6 miles)
    With decorative arts, a farm house museum and regular lectures, this museum is a great way to spend a day.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3342
  • C.Y. Stephens Auditorium (3.7 miles)
    Attend one of this auditorium's many events, including symphonies, ballets, musicals, dancing groups and concerts.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3347
  • Hilton Coliseum (3.6 miles)
    The center of Iowa State athletics, this coliseum is home to the famous Cyclones basketball team and also hosts wrestling, volleyball and gymnastics.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-1816
  • ISU Research Park (4 miles)
    The ISU Research Park links more than 50 companies.
    Phone: +1 (515) 296-PARK
  • Jack Trice Stadium (3.5 miles)
    Members of the powerful Big 12 Conference, the Cyclones offer impressive football games season after season.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-1816
  • Reiman Gardens (3.4 miles)
    Admire carefully maintained foliage inside and outdoors at this educational 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
  • Scheman Building (Conference Center) (3.7 miles)
    This conference center has both a 450-seat auditorium and outdoor space for hosting a variety of large events.
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course (6.2 miles)
    Reserve a tee time to play this beautifully maintained, 18-hole course.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-6727

About Iowa State University
Established in 1858 by the State of Iowa legislature, Iowa State University has since grown to host more than 27,000 students studying agriculture, technology, science and art. When you visit campus, be sure to tour the now famous Farm House at the Brunnier Art Museum.

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 in 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.