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From Ames Municipal Airport - AMW
By car, ISU is approximately a 5-minute drive from the Ames Municipal Airport, which is located in the city of Ames.

Ames Transit Authority (CyRide) is a public bus system that serves the city of Ames.

From Des Moines International Airport - DSM
By car, ISU is just about an hour away from Des Moines International Airport, located in the city of Des Moines, IA


Bus Service

The Greyhound Bus Station is located in Ames, see locations.greyhound.com for more information.

Directions to Gateway Hotel & Conference Center Ames:

From Ames Municipal Airport
Distance: 1.4 MI WEST to Hotel

From Des Moines International Airport
Distance: 40.5 MI NORTH to Hotel

From Ames Greyhound Bus Station
Distance: 4.7 MI SOUTHWEST to Hotel


Gateway Hotel & Conference Center Ames
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA 50014
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center Hotel Information
The suites are located in the university area and are offering free wireless Internet, a fitness center, and pool.
AWJAC Reservations Page or can be made at 800-FOR-AMES
Reservations Online:

  1. Select "Complete Reservation" and then the next page
  2. Select date of arrival and
  3. Select date of departure, then at the bottom
  4. Hit "Confirm Dates of Stay"
  5. The system will walk you through a few more questions after this point.

Reservations by Phone: Requests must identify their affiliation with Intercollegiate Animal Welfare Judging Assessment Contest
Reservations must be made no later than 10/20/2017 to receive the group discounted pricing.

Contest Venue

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
Iowa State University

2508 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50011

Scheman Building

1805 Center Dr
Ames, IA 50011

Directions to Hansen Center:

From Gateway Hotel
Distance: 1.5 miles (about 4 minutes)

Directions to Scheman Building:

From Gateway Hotel
Distance: 1.8 miles (about 5 minutes)