Location
Lodging
Getting Here

Location

Memorial Union, Iowa State University
The Midwest Big Data Summer School will be held in Campanile Room and South Ballroom on the second floor of Memorial Union, Iowa State University.
LOCAL BUS SERVICE: The Memorial Union is on the CyRide route, which provides easy access to all parts of Ames and Iowa State. Depart from stops north of the MU fountain, and south, just across Lincoln Way.
MU PARKING: Memorial Union guests who drive may park in the attached MU parking ramp. Rates apply. Hotel Memorial Union guests park free.

Lodging

AmericInn Ames has a block of rooms with a special rate held for summer school attendees. Please call 515-233-1005 and ask for the "Big Data" block rate of $83.30 per night plus tax (currently 12%).

Getting Here

By Air:
The Des Moines International Airport is a 45 minute drive from Ames, Iowa. The airport is service by most major airlines and offers a variety of arrival and departure times.
Des Moines Airport Shuttles:
Executive Express offers a comfortable start and end to your travel without driving and parking hassles. A one-way ticket starts at $36.00
Crown Limo Services offers curb side services to and from Des Moines International Airport. One of their courteous and pleasant chauffeurs will always be present to greet you when you arrive. One-way car starts at $90.00 and they can be reached at 515-291-4902
By Car:
From Des Moines (south):
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 111 B
  • US Highway 30 west to University Boulevard, exit 146
  • Right onto University Boulevard
  • Iowa State Center and Scheman will be on your left
From Minneapolis (north):
  • Interstate 35 south to exit 111B (second Ames exit)
  • US Highway 30 west to University Boulevard, exit 146
  • Right onto University Boulevard
  • Iowa State Center and Scheman will be on your left
From Omaha (west):
  • Interstate 80 east to Des Moines
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 111B
  • US Highway 30 west to University Boulevard, exit 146
  • Right onto University Boulevard
  • Iowa State Center and Scheman will be on your left
From Davenport (east):
  • Interstate 80 West to Des Moines
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 111B
  • US Highway 30 west to University Boulevard, exit 146
  • Right onto University Boulevard
  • Iowa State Center and Scheman will be on your left