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ISU’s top attractions are just two miles away

Come stay at the modern Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU! Rest and relax at our beautifully appointed full-service hotel located less than two miles from Iowa State University and adjacent to the Iowa State University Research Park. Whether you’re visiting for a prospective student tour, a graduation or a sporting event, our hotel provides excellent amenities to help you feel at home, including on-site dining, free parking and an indoor pool.

Iowa State University is the state’s largest university and is the third-largest university in the Big 12 Athletic Conference. Organized into seven colleges and two schools, ISU offers 100 Bachelor’s degree programs, 112 Masters programs and 83 Ph.D. programs, including one professional degree program in Veterinary Medicine. The university is also classified as a Research University with Very High Research Activity (RU/VH).

These Iowa State University attractions are located within two miles of the hotel:

  • Iowa State Center
    This massive complex includes the Stephens Auditorium, the Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building. Visit for everything from concerts and conferences to theatrical performances.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3348
    • Stephens Auditorium
      This 2,747-seat performing arts venue hosts touring Broadway productions like The Wizard of Oz and concerts by artists such as Bob Dylan. Stephens Auditorium was named Building of the Century by the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter in 2004.
      Phone: +1 (515) 294-2479
    • Fisher Theater
      With seating for up to 454 people, Fisher Theater is mainly used by the Iowa State student theater and dance groups.
    • Scheman Building
      Scheman Building hosts small and large conferences, board meetings, pre-performance dinners, wedding receptions and more. It is also the site of the Brunnier Art Museum, an accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection. Please note: The Brunnier Art Museum is currently closed for major renovations. The museum is slated to reopen in September 2019.
      Phone: +1 (515) 294-3347
  • Hilton Coliseum
    Capable of holding more than 14,000 people, Hilton Coliseum hosts ISU basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling competitions. 
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3662
  • Jack Trice Stadium
    Originally named Cyclone Stadium, Jack Trice Stadium is primarily used for NCAA college football and welcomes more than 60,000 Cyclones football fans every game. The stadium's name was changed in 1997 to honor the school’s first African-American athlete and the only ISU athlete to die from injuries suffered while competing in an athletic event, Jack Trice.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-3662
  • Reiman Gardens
    This year-round attraction features both indoor and outdoor gardens on a 17-acre campus. Don’t miss the conservatory’s seasonal displays or the 2,500-square-foot butterfly garden with emergence cases. Reiman Gardens also offers a beautiful setting for weddings, corporate retreats, holiday parties and other events.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-2710
  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course
    Veenker Memorial is a premier public golf facility owned and operated by Facilities Planning & Management at Iowa State University.
    Phone: +1 (515) 294-6727
  • Iowa State University Research Park
    One of the leading real estate developments in Ames, this research-focused business park works in conjunction with the university to serve scientific, technological and entrepreneurial interests of all kinds. Tenants include BASF Plant Sciences, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., John Deere, Landus Cooperative, Merck Animal Health, NuTech Seed, Pella Corporation, Siemens PLM Software, Vermeer Corporation and Workiva.
    Phone: +1 (515) 296-7275