Recreation and Activities

Iowa State University Campus Facilities

Ames/ISU Ice Arena

Home to Cyclone Hockey, the Ames/ISU Ice Arena is a perfect escape for fans and skaters of all ages.  Lessons, open skate, and rentals are all available at this location close to campus.

State Gym

This newly renovated historic recreation complex features a 94,000 foot addition that opened in 2012.  The complex features 5 regulation basketball courts, indoor track, indoor pool, 40 foot climbing and bouldering wall and weight room.  Perfect for competition or recreation for attendees.

Beyer Hall

Contains a six-lane, 25 yard competitive pool with an attached diving well and seating for approximately 800 people. Includes 3 basketball/volleyball courts, weight training room and six racquetball courts.

Forker Building

Forker includes a swimming pool and 2 large gyms and as well as campus classrooms and 2 dance studios.

Harvester Courtyard - Iowa State Center

This courtyard is the perfect space for any outdoor activity.  Host to large groups in the past for gatherings, games, inflatables, and more within the Iowa State Center.

Hilton Coliseum

This venue is a perfect compliment for exhibit space, conference space, and performances. It's 20,000 square feet of pillar free exhibit space and more than 14,500 flexible seats allow everyone to be apart of the "Hilton Magic." Also included in this facility are seven meeting rooms, storage areas, and a lower concourse area.

Lied Recreational Center

Lied is a 220,000 gross square foot building with a 120,000 square foot main floor that includes 20 basketball courts, 4 volleyball courts, 7 racquetball courts and 8 badminton courts as well as 50 yard x 60 yard artificial turf, and 1100 square foot climbing wall.

Maple-Willow-Larch Recreation Field

A 17 acre space near Maple-Willow Larch Residence Hall ready for any special event or sporting event .

Memorial Union

The Underground offers 8 bowling lanes of fun featuring glow bowl, 9 large pocket pool tables, plethora of video games including the great DDR, Music... you choose your style!!!

Reiman Gardens

Now one of the largest public gardens in Iowa, Reiman Gardens creates a striking entrance to Iowa State University and the city of Ames. Situated on a 14-acre site, the year-round facility features distinct gardens throughout the indoor and outdoor areas, an indoor conservatory, 2,500-square-foot indoor butterfly wing, butterfly emergence cases, a gift shop, and five supporting greenhouses.

Southeast Recreation Field

53 acre space complete with football fields, softball fields and soccer fields.

Southwest Athletic Complex

Natural grass baseball facility includes permanent seating for 509 people

Towers Recreation Complex

10 acres of various athletic fields or open space for special event.


Ames Community Facilities

Durham Bandshell

Perfect venue for an outdoor concert or performance. 

Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center

Located within 20 minutes from ISU Campus, the Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center offers 360 beds for year round rentals grouped among five villages, with onsite dining facilities available. In addition, the Clover Woods Camp & Retreat Center offers a year-round outdoor Challenge Course for great team building opportunities.

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