Entertainment opportunities abound in the Ames area. If you are accustomed to theater and the arts, big-name entertainers, symphonies, museums, ballet and rock concerts, then you will feel right at home at Iowa State. Many of these events as well as ISU's major sporting events, take place on campus at the Iowa State Center. For a sampling of the wide variety of activities at Iowa State, Ames, and Des Moines, choose one or more of the following categories:
Musical Variety, Theater, and the Performing Arts
The diversity and frequency of lectures, seminars, and conferences at Iowa State is so extensive that you could not begin to attend them all, even if you made it a lifetime pursuit. For just a small sampling, check the following sites:
Additional Off Campus Entertainment Options
Ames area entertainment and attractions
Des Moines area entertainment and attractions
When you need a break from academics, Iowa State offers plenty of choices for recreation. The ISU Recreation Services provide fitness programs, outdoor recreation, intramural sports, sports clubs, and state-of-the art recreation facilities.
If you are interested in intercollegiate athletics, Iowa State’s teams compete in the Big Twelve Conference. For ticket information and all the news about your favorite teams, check out the official Iowa State University athletics web site.