- Ames, Iowa is the home of Iowa State University. Ames is located 35 miles north of Des Moines, 380 miles west of Chicago, 225 miles south of Minneapolis, and 160 miles east of Omaha.
- If you are a prospective student who would like to visit campus, be sure to check out our campus visits pages.
- Consult the college calendar for special events scheduled throughout the academic year.
From there, proceed north on University Avenue past the Cyclone Stadium/Jack Trice Field and the Iowa State Center to Lincoln Way Avenue. (You may want to stop at the Iowa State information booth, located along University Avenue, just past the large "Welcome to Ames" sign and just before Lincoln Way.)
Follow Lincoln Way west (left turn) to campus. Parking is available in the Memorial Union ramp on Lincoln Way.
When you arrive at Des Moines International Airport, look for the AccessPlus (A+) terminal, a computerized information kiosk that provides instant access to Iowa State services.
The AccessPlus terminal, located in the baggage area of the Des Moines International Airport, resembles an automatic teller machine. Its services are accessed with a user-friendly "touchscreen" system.
The terminal offers: maps showing visitors how to get to Ames and the ISU campus, entry to ISU's World Wide Web homepage, telephone and fax access to some university departments, and a variety of other ISU information.
Besides Lagomarcino, College of Human Sciences people and programs are housed in MacKay Hall, LeBaron Hall, the Human Nutritional Sciences Building, the Food Sciences Building, the Palmer Building, and the Forker Building.