Iowa State University

Travel Information

Traveling to Ames

  • Ames is located in the center of Iowa about 40 miles north of Des Moines, the state capital.

  • Ames has a public bus service to campus called CyRide.

  • If you plan to fly, the nearest airport is Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

  • Ground Transportation at DSM Airport.

  • If you plan to drive, Ames is at the intersection of Interstate I-35 and Highway US-30.

Hotel Information

We have reserved a block of rooms with special rates at the following location: Hilton Garden Inn Ames

The conference rate is $149/night, which includes breakfast. In order to secure this rate, please request a room by sending an email to Lona Boyarski at

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