Explore Iowa State attractions, downtown Ames, and local golf courses

Situated just off Highway 30, the Radisson hotel in Ames is only two miles from the heart of the Iowa State University campus. You can see the Cyclones in action at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum about five minutes from the hotel, or stop by Stephens Auditorium at the university’s Iowa State Center for a big-name concert. Another ISU attraction, Reiman Gardens, offers 26 themed areas, including a rose garden and a glass-enclosed butterfly habitat. The eclectic specialty shops and trendy cafés of downtown Ames are less than three miles away, and business travelers appreciate being within walking distance of ISU Research Park. After a meeting in our hotel venue, challenge colleagues to a round of golf at one of the area’s tranquil courses.

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Adventureland Park

24.77 mi / 39.87 km from the hotel
Board a roller coaster or a fun family ride at this seasonal amusement park. During the summer, don’t miss Breaker Beach Wavepool and the Caribbean Cruiser lazy river at Adventure Bay water park.

Downtown Ames

2.28 mi / 3.67 km from the hotel
Browse local shops, stop for a delicious meal, or experience a special event in vibrant downtown Ames.

Iowa Arboretum

11.99 mi / 19.29 km from the hotel
Discover the beauty of the Des Moines River Valley at the Iowa Arboretum, where you can hike woodland and prairie trails and wander through themed areas like the butterfly garden.

Iowa State University

1.86 mi / 3 km from the hotel
Get your cardinal-and-gold gear on before heading to the campus of Iowa State University to cheer on the Cyclones. Tour the gardens and museums while enjoying one of the most beautifully landscaped campuses in the country.

Iowa State University Research Park

0.58 mi / 0.94 km from the hotel
Home to dozens of major corporations, the ISU Research Park is a prominent site for biomedical, animal health, and computer science research.

Jack Trice Stadium

1.24 mi / 2 km from the hotel
Cheer with up to 61,500 Cyclones fans as you watch ISU take on a Big 12 rival at Jack Trice Stadium.

North Grand Mall

3.62 mi / 5.83 km from the hotel
Hunt for bargains or stock up on ISU gear at North Grand Mall. After shopping, you can let the kids have fun in the play area as you enjoy a pick-me-up from Starbucks.

Stephens Auditorium

1.5 mi / 2.41 km from the hotel
One of the area’s premier performing arts centers, this venue on the ISU campus hosts concerts, symphonies, ballets, Broadway musicals, and dance performances.

The Cellar at White Oak

12.62 mi / 20.3 km from the hotel
Taste local wine and enjoy live music on select evenings at this lovely vineyard and winery.

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

2.98 mi / 4.79 km from the hotel
Owned by Iowa State University, this course welcomes guests as well as the university golf teams.

Coldwater Golf Links

1.41 mi / 2.28 km from the hotel
This serene 18-hole course offers golf lessons and hosts corporate events.