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Odyssey of the Mind World Finals 2018

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!

2018 Odyssey of the Mind Map

2018 Coaches’ Packet

Hotel Availability

Transportation Information

Shipping Props “How To’s”

  • 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.
    Airport Shuttle reservations closed on Sunday, May 13 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight), CST (central standard time) and the shuttle schedule has been finalized.  If you still need to reserve a shuttle, please contact Registration Services at registrations@iastate.edu with your flight information.   We will place you on the next available shuttle.

  • Domestic Flights: For domestic flights to or from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), charter service can be arranged through the three Central Iowa-based motor coach companies listed below. Please mention Odyssey of the Mind World Finals when inquiring about reservations.
  • International Flights: For international flights to or from Chicago O’Hare (ORD) or the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP), charter service can be arranged through the three Central Iowa-based motor coach companies listed below. Please mention Odyssey of the Mind World Finals when inquiring about reservations.