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Stay near Iowa State University and ISU attractions

Come stay at the all-new Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU! Enjoy our beautiful full-service hotel located less than two miles from Iowa State University and adjacent to the Iowa State University Research Park.

Iowa State University is the largest university in the state of Iowa and the third largest university in the Big 12 Athletic Conference. ISU is organized into seven colleges and two schools which offer 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).

Iowa State University attractions:
  • Iowa State Center
    This massive complex includes the Stephens Auditorium, the Fisher Theater and the Scheman Building and hosts concerts, conferences and 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
      Fisher Theater seats up to 454 people and 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, the state’s only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection.
  • Hilton Coliseum
    Capable of holding more than 14,000 people, the 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 to cheer their team on to victory. The stadium's name was changed in 1997 to honor the school’s first African-American athlete and the only ISU athletic 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 distinct gardens both indoors and outdoors on a 17-acre campus, which includes a Conservatory with seasonal displays, a 2,500-square-foot Butterfly Wing with emergency cases, a gift shop and beauty for all to enjoy and share. 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.

  • Iowa State University Research Park
    A leading research-focused real estate development based in Ames, the ISU Research Park works in conjunction with the university to serve scientific, technological and entrepreneurial interests, all from one place. Tenants include BASF Plant Sciences, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., Johne Deere, Landus Cooperative, Merck Animal Health, NuTech Seed, Pella Corporation, Siemens PLUM Software, Vermeer Corporation and Workiva.