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Transportation Necessary Question

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Transportation Necessary Question

I am coming in with a group of kids end of May for the Odyssey of the Mind competition. We are flying into Des Moines and are offered a shuttle from airport to Iowa State campus. I am wondering if we need transportation in the area? Most of our interest will be on the Iowa State University, and they offer a shuttle around campus, however on our off times, is it walkable to the Ames downtown area or is there easy city bus access?

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1. Re: Transportation Necessary Question

The ISU campus adjoins a "Campustown" area with restaurants, bars and stores that appeal to college age kids. Ames' downtown area is about 2 miles from the campus. The downtown area is not large and also is comprised of restaurants, bars and stores with appeal to students and non-students.

While it's certainly possible to walk downtown from the campus, Cy-Ride (see routes 1 and 2) is the campus bus service that may provide a good option for you and your group.

http://www.cyride.com/index.aspx?page=17

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