I first saw the Iowa State campus in 1979. I came off of hwy 30 to pass Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum. For a guy who loves sports, it was quite a sight. Then I noticed the campus, which is right next to the sports complexes. I am a horticulturalist. The campus is full of every species of tree and shrub one can grow in Iowa. Some of the plants technically do not grow this far north but they are in protected areas. This would be enough but add in many old buildings and the campus ranks among the best in the country. I have seen only one campus I feel is prettier, Notre Dame in South Bend, IN.