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Iowa State University

Ames, IA 50011
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Ames
Type: Educational Sites
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Viborg, Denmark
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Iowa State University campus is nice place to visit. it has beautiful building with a free bus transportation inside the campus. Memorial Union has a shop to buy ISU merchandises.

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Northwestern Ohio
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112 reviews 112 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Enjoyed seeing much of the campus and reading the history. The grounds were well kept and beautiful, we loved the Campanile and the accompanying lawn where we attended a beautiful outdoor wedding! The reception was held in the Scheman building, very very nice!

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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The campus cops are very aggressive on parking tickets, especially not during the rest of the school year. Expect a $25 parking ticket if you visit the campus. This is a place not to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great concert venue. Not a lot of seats, but excellent acoustics. Final performance of the year. Pianist, Mai, was spectacular!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Had an opportunity to spend time with my daughter for mom's weekend at the sorority. The weather was great.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

ISU has the most beautiful campus! The people were friendly, we were treated graciously and we felt right at home.

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Central Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Being from Texas I had not visited the campus before last year and, other than the athletic programs had not visited before last year. The campus is beautiful and the people are wonderfully friendly. Everyone we talked with was happy, enthusiastic about Ames and the University. My wife and I both loved the University and the city. Seems like it... More

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Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I visited this beautiful university on a cold winter day. My favorite place of the university was the LaVerna lake and the pair of swans in the lake which has a history going up to 1926. The lake was frozen, but aieration process kept a pool of unfrozen water for swans. Kids spent an hour in freezing weather (-25C) enjoying... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It's a lovely campus, in a nice town, with downright nice people and offers some excellent facilities. If you're into engineering - of any sort, agriculture or veterinary medicine, well, it's a swell university. The bus system - that allows students to ride just by showing their university ID, in cooperation between the University and the town is an excellent... More

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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful event to see Iowa's most talented musicians and vocalists. If you ever have opportunity to attend should do so. Enjoy college hill excursion while there and many lovely and delicious restaurants to choose from that are close by.

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