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“Beautiful Campus”

Iowa State University
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Ames
Certificate of Excellence
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Ames, Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Beautiful Campus”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

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.

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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
342 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“A pleasant campus and adjacent campus town”
Reviewed March 17, 2012

A visit to the student union building and a walk around the central campus provide a pleasant diversion in good weather. Good restaurants are located SE along Duff Avenue. Try Hickory Park for barbecue.

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8 reviews
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“State is Great!!”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

A stellar land grant university with a wide range of academic programs, a beautiful campus and great faculty and staff.

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Montezuma, Iowa
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“biased biased biased”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

Ames and ISU are a huge part of my history, and now 2 kids. Gets shadowed by the weird competition with UI. I like 'em both but ISU is home.

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Iowa
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Go Cyclones”
Reviewed March 3, 2012

Premier University in the Midwest, Finest Engineering, Vet School and Animal Science Dept

Visited February 2012
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