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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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Cardinal & Gold Enthusiasts

Cheer On the Cyclones of Iowa State While in Ames
Feel the excitement of a college town on game day when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites, just minutes from downtown Ames and the campus of Iowa State University. Don your cardinal and gold before heading to a football game at Jack Trice Stadium, a basketball game at Hilton Coliseum or a hockey game at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena. You’ll find more than just great sports at Iowa State—be sure to visit Reiman Gardens for a relaxing stroll or Veenker Memorial Golf Course for an 18-hole challenge.

ISU attractions include:

  • Brunnier Art Museum (3.6 miles)
    From Tang Dynasty pieces to works of Art Nouveau, this museum houses a varied collection of decorative arts.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3342
  • Stephens Auditorium (3.7 miles)
    One of the area’s premier performing arts centers, this venue hosts concerts, symphonies, ballets, Broadway musicals and dance groups.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3347
  • Hilton Coliseum (3.6 miles)
    You can add to the “Hilton Magic” when you attend a basketball game at Hilton Coliseum, which is also the home of Cyclone volleyball, wrestling and gymnastics.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-1816
  • ISU Research Park (4 miles)
    This 220-acre research campus supports the innovations of more than 90 companies.
    Phone: +1 (515) 296-PARK
  • Jack Trice Stadium (3.5 miles)
    Cheer with 60,000 Cyclone fans as you watch ISU take on a Big 12 rival at Jack Trice Stadium.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-1816
  • Reiman Gardens (3.4 miles)
    In addition to beautifully manicured indoor and outdoor gardens, this 17-acre center also features a butterfly exhibit, art installations and a gift shop.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-2710
  • Scheman Building of the Iowa State Center (3.7 miles)
    Hosting a variety of events each year, this conference center features a 450-seat auditorium and outdoor space.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3347
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course (6.2 miles)
    Hit the links on this challenging, 18-hole course after a few swings in the practice facilities. Later, you can cool off with a drink at the snack bar.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-6727

About Iowa State University
Established in 1858 by the State of Iowa legislature, Iowa State University has more than 35,000 students from around the globe. Degree programs range from agriculture and architecture to aerospace engineering and art. The campus has several attractions, including the Farm House, the first building constructed on the site of the current campus and now registered as a National Historic Landmark.

Fast facts:

  • The world’s first electronic computer was invented on the Iowa State campus in the late 1930s.
  • Iowa State University has alumni in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
  • The famous scientist George Washington Carver received his education at Iowa Agricultural College, part of Iowa State University, paving the way for ISU’s excellence in scientific research.
  • ISU’s Reiman Gardens received an “Outstanding Tourism Experience” award in 2013 from the Iowa Tourism Office.