Contacts and Directions

Contact Information

Virtual Reality Applications Center
Iowa State University
1620 Howe Hall
537 Bissell Road
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2274
Phone: +1 515-294-3092
Email: vrac@iastate.edu

Human Computer Interaction Program
1620 Howe Hall
Iowa State University
537 Bissell Road
Ames, IA 50011-2274
Phone: +1 515-294-2089
Email: hci@iastate.edu

Location
Howe Hall is located on the west side of the Iowa State University campus.

Ames
Information about Ames can be found at: http://www.visitames.com

Airport Information
If you are planning on flying into the area, you need to fly into the Des Moines International Airport (DSM). Ames is about 40 miles north of the airport. A list of the carriers with service to Des Moines can be found at the Des Moines airport’s homepage.

Des Moines to Ames

From the Des Moines Airport, proceed South on Fleur Drive to Army Post Road. Turn right (West). Follow Army Post Road until you reach Interstate 35 North. Turn right (North) onto Interstate 35. Continue on Interstate 35 North for approximately 40 miles.

From I-35 to Iowa State University

  1. From Interstate 35 North, take the Ames / 13th Street exit. Continue on 13th Street until you reach Stange Road. Turn left (South) on Stange. Follow Stange Road south until you reach the Iowa State University Campus.
  2. Alternate route:
    From Interstate 35 North, take the Ames / Highway 30 West exit. Proceed on Highway 30 West until you reach the ISU / University Boulevard exit. Exit on University Boulevard, go right (North) on University. Follow University Boulevard North until you reach the Iowa State University campus.

Parking
Parking around Howe Hall is limited. There are short-term meters in the parking lot and on the streets adjacent to Howe Hall. Limited reserved parking is available by calling the VRAC front office prior to your arrival. Long term parking is available at the Memorial Union parking ramp and the Ames Intermodal Facility. Either option is a short walk to Howe Hall.