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Iowa State University

Address: Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-4111
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Ames
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Anaheim, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great university campus. Stayed for a future problem solving competition. Accomodation was very basic. Shared bathroom, no airconditioning and up 3 flights of stairs with luggage as no lifts. Mattress was comfortable and clean sheets provided. Great variety of food in cafeteria. Ask for dormitory with lifts and airconditioning as my friends were in a different building.

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Visited the campus and old downtown. Learned where to visit gardens and galleries during next visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It offers a lot to townspeople as well as students culturally and educationally. However, most staff are cold and reserved

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Barrington, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love the school. The grounds are beautiful with a lot of green space. Beautiful walk on a fall day. great Frisbee golf course! My son is very happy here.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

easy access in and out of Ames; friendly people; nice selection of restaurants; good choice of hotel accommodations.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The campus has a close community feel, yet it was just big enough. Loved that there was a mall area that was grassy and not concrete.

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Minneapolis
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Most people don't think of a science and tech school as a place of beauty but this campus is very scenic.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

When my son decided to come here for college, we wondered what drew him here instead of the popular Iowa college that most students from the Chicago-area attended. Well after many years of coming here for education related activities, entertainment or sports events, I know what drew him here - it's a great school with outstanding academics, beautiful campus and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Attended Experience Iowa State event with my son on Oct 10th. This is the 6th college we have visited over the past year. Compared to what we have experienced at other schools, Iowa put together the most organized and informative day. After the general group orientation and campus tours we had the opportunity to meet one on one with admissions... More 

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Cypress, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were visiting family in the area and they suggested we go to the museum there to see the Giant Sloth.. wow that was so amazing and all of the sites in the museum were amazing! Well worth the time and effort to go there... it was the day of the big game and there were thousands of people walking... More 

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