Area Lodging and Dining


Make an evening of it! Grab your friends for a dinner or social hour before the show.

When coming to a show, we would love to have you dine with us at one of our seven (7) pre-show dinners.  Ames has a wide variety of restaurants within 10-15 minutes of Stephens Auditorium providing a choice of fine and casual dining.

Check out a complete list of dining in Ames!





Best Western Plus – University Park Inn and Suites

Best Western PLUS Inn and Suites in Ames, Iowa

2500 University Boulevard, Ames, IA 50010
515-296-2500 or 1-800-WESTERN

Located near the US Highway 30 and Elwood Drive interchange

The Iowa State University campus is within a mile of this Ames hotel, offering guests easy access to a number of events, conventions and shows at the Iowa State Center and to exciting games at the Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum at this newly renovated property.



If you are traveling from outside the area, the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau is an excellent resource for area lodging, dining, shopping and other activities in Ames.