Location
Lodging
Getting Here

Location

Memorial Union, Iowa State University
The Midwest Big Data Summer School will be held in the Sun Room and the 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.

Lodging

Ames has a number of hotels within a reasonable distance of the venue. See http://www.thinkames.com/poi/ames-hotels/ for a listing.

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 $38.00
By Car:
From Des Moines (south):
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right
From Minneapolis (north):
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right
From Omaha (west):
  • Interstate 80 east to Des Moines
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right
From Davenport (east):
  • Interstate 80 West to Des Moines
  • Interstate 35 north to exit 113 (13th Street Exit)
  • Turn right (west) at the exit
  • Turn left (south) on Grand Avenue/U.S. Highway 69
  • Turn right (west) onto Lincoln Way
  • Memorial Union will be on your right