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Iowa State University

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Address: Ames, IA 50011
Phone Number: 515-294-4111
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Great place for students and visitors

The grounds are beautiful for a walk or a study of history. The campus is compact, so students and visitors can walk from building to building without crossing major... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds are beautiful for a walk or a study of history. The campus is compact, so students and visitors can walk from building to building without crossing major streets. Also, Cy Ride (the bus system) is free on campus and reasonably priced off campus. It runs on a well-kept schedule, and the maps are easy to read. There are... More 

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West Allis, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband to his first "big" football game. We went on homecoming 2015 which was also Halloween. Lots of fun, band, costumes and a win over Texas.

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Thank Busylady21
Lenexa, Kansas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent communication for campus tour prior to visit, when checking in for tour we were greeted by several friendly staff, tour was very informative, and the campus is so beautiful!

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the experience of the visit except for touring in the frigid cold air. Staff was very friendly.

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Thank Eunice A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Great Midwestern university. Clean and a great bus system. Everything was organized and it was fun to walk thru campus.

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Springfield, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We went for a golf game and really enjoyed the experience . Beautiful Campus and the nicest bunch of kids you could ever meet .

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Ames, Iowa
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Beautiful campus, excellent research, teaching and extension service institution. The central campus is like a park. Lots to see and do in Ames.

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Charles City, Iowa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

My son decided to attend ISU and we love to visit often. Make sure you take note of the parking requirements.

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Orange City, Iowa
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We did a college visit..... Wow what a great school and super students!! Everyone was so helpful!! It also a Very clean and safe campus!

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Roland, Iowa
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We went to find the new statue of Cy, Iowa States mascot. The campus is beautiful. There are pretty fountains. I haven't been to the stadium since it was redone, but it looks nice outside. Campus town is close by to find a place to eat or shop. Iowa State also has Lake Lavern, that houses two swans. (they are... More 

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