Welcome to Iowa State University and Ames, Iowa
We’re excited to have you visit our community! As you plan your visit, use the links below to view the Odyssey of the Mind Ames map, the 2018 Coaches’ Packet and hotel and transportation information. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, give us a call at 515.232.4032 — we’re happy to help!
- Airport Shuttles: Shuttle service is available for Odyssey teams from both the Des Moines, IA (DSM) and the Eastern Iowa Airport Cedar Rapids, IA (CID). The shuttle will run between the airport and the Odyssey registration site at the Iowa State Center. Shuttles will be scheduled to accommodate Odyssey group arrivals and are not available at regular intervals or to other destinations. Delayed flights will be accommodated as quickly as possible. Service is available Monday, May 21 through Sunday, May 27.
- International Flights: For international or domestic flights from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), charter service can be arranged through the two Central Iowa-based motor coach companies listed below. Please mention Odyssey of the Mind World Finals when inquiring about reservations.