Directions & Visitor Information


301 Durham Center
613 Morrill Road
Ames, IA 50011


Parking is complimentary in weekends and outside the time window of 7am – 5:30pm on weekdays.

During 7am – 5:30pm on weekdays, metered parking is available at Lot 21 on Iowa State University Campus. Lot 21 is at the intersection of the Osborn Drive and Bissell Road, with latitude/longitude (42.02931225906169, -93.65156268149819). Additional metered parking is available in nearby parking lots too.

A Visitor Permit can also be requested beforehand, and it allow visitors to park in any General Staff and Student lot (i.e., parking lots with yellow-colored signs). Lot 22 is the closest to Durham Center, and the parking lots around Lot 27 are the most spacious and will always have parking spots available.

More information on visitor parking can also be found here.

Bus Service

Iowa State University is served by CyRide, the city of Ames bus service. Durham Center is next to Coover Hall, and there are CyRide stops north and west of Coover Hall on Osborn Drive and Bissell Road respectively. See route map.

Bike Rack

Ample bike racks are available around Durham Center.

Internet Access

Iowa State University has WiFi throughout its campus. See Wireless Data Services from Iowa State’s Information Technology Services for more information.

Iowa State University


Iowa House is a bed-and-breakfast hotel within walking distance (~0.7 miles) from the Durham Center. Courtyard Ames, Gateway Hotel, Radisson Hotel Ames, and Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites are about 3 miles away. Other great hotels in Ames can be found here. ISU Guest Housing is also a great resource for long-term stays in Ames.