Access & Amenities
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Find the best place to take your business at the ISU Research Park!
ISU Research Park is easily accessible, thanks to its central location and proximity to major transportation routes. ISU Research Park is located near I-35 and just off Highway 30.
Ames’ light traffic and ISU Research Park’s abundant parking make it easy for you and your staff to get to and from the workplace. There are also a number of running and bike trails throughout the city for those who prefer the environmentally-friendly commute.
The Ames Municipal Airport is adjacent to ISU Research Park, while Des Moines International is just a half-hour away.
The Research Park’s convenient location helps facilitate site visits, shipping/distribution and everyday work schedules.
For out-of-town visitors such as investors, partners, and potential hires, there are a number of accommodations available. Overnight lodging near ISU Research Park includes:
- Gateway Hotel & Conference Center
- Hotel Memorial Union
- Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
- Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center
Public transportation is available with CyRide, the local Ames bus system which offers hybrid buses and solar panel charging stations.
Immediately nearby ISU Research Park are several options for dining and everyday needs:
- Iowa Stater restaurant
- Burgies Coffee
- Southgate Expresse & Gateway Expresse convenience stores
- Greater Iowa Credit Union
I-35 North to HWY 30 West
Take US-30 W (Exit 111B) towards Ames/ISU
1-35 South to HWY 30 West
US-30 W to Ames/ISU
US-30 E to University Blvd exit
Turn right (South) on University Blvd