Located in the Heartland, thumping with amenities.

Our university community, located in the heartland, is creative, accessible, affordable, safe and FUN!

Once you experience it, we know you will agree. Each year more than 700,000 overnight visitors come to Ames for a variety of events, including professional conferences, amateur and college sporting events, plus a wide range of state, regional, and international competitions.  Whether you are planning a camp, workshop or hosting an international event, we’ve got what you need!