Explore top Ames attractions like Iowa State

Situated just off Highway 30, the Radisson hotel in Ames is located only two miles from the heart of the Iowa State University campus. Walk or ride a bike just one mile to see the Cyclones in action at Jack Trice Stadium or Hilton Coliseum, or stop by Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State Center for a live concert. Business travelers appreciate easy access to the ISU Research Park, and Reiman Gardens offers a tranquil setting for a stroll after your meeting. You can also explore the lively attractions of downtown Ames or play a round of golf at three nearby courses.
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Adventureland Park

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

Ames Golf & Country Club

5.26 mi / 8.46 km from the hotel
This scenic country club offers an 18-hole golf course, a swimming pool and two tennis courts.

Blank Park Zoo

33.08 mi / 53.23 km from the hotel
Visit giraffes, African lions, red pandas and sea lions at this 25-acre zoological park in Des Moines.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

13.69 mi / 22.03 km from the hotel
For a fun family outing, get your tickets for a ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, which offers kid-friendly themes like ChuggingtonTM and Thomas & FriendsTM as well as romantic dinner rides and picnic excursions.

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.

High Trestle Trail

8.97 mi / 14.43 km from the hotel
Spanning 25 miles, this paved recreational trail provides an ideal place to jog or bike.