College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics


MWNA Day 2010



The closest hotel to the conference is the Memorial Union on campus. We have reserved a block of 25 rooms there for the conference (see below for details).

The Ames Convention and Business Bureau maintains a hotel list and an overview map of hotels in town. The following list contains some suggestions, sorted by distance from campus.

Memorial Union (300 yards)

The Memorial Union on campus has some rooms available, less than 300 yards from Carver Hall. We have reserved a block of 25 rooms for attendees to call and make their own reservations.  The rate for these rooms is $75/night; attendees should state that they are with the MWNA Day group to get this rate.The reservation line is 515-296-6848.

Iowa House Bed and Breakfast (half mile)

Iowa House is a Bed and Breakfast located in Campustown, a half-mile walk from Carver Hall. Room rates vary from $89 to $129 per night. Call them at 515-292-2474.

Hotels at Highway 30, University Boulevard Exit (2 miles)

Best Western University Park , Holiday Inn and Gateway Hotel. Next to Research Park and residential area. No businesses except gas station and restaurant and bar at the Gateway Hotel, but close to campus. A half mile farther south is also the award-winning MonteBello Bed and Breakfast.

Highway 30, Duff Avenue Exit (3 miles)

Grandstay. In South Duff business district. A bit farther from campus, but has many restaurants, pubs, shops, movie theater within walking distance.



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On-Campus Dining

UDCC (Union Drive Community Center) - Market Place (all-you-care-to-eat food court, wide variety) and Clyde's Sports Club (hamburgers and sandwiches). Market Place is one of the few places that definitely will be open for breakfast, since it serves several residence halls.

MU (Memorial Union) - Food court (open for lunch only on weekends).


Off-Campus Dining in Campustown

There are many small restaurants located in Campustown (Welch Avenue + side streets), within walking distance of campus. The following is only a partial list. Restaurants marked with (V) have a good vegetarian selection.

  • Stomping Grounds: Coffee house and French bistro; good wine and beer selection. 303 Welch Ave. (V)
  • India Palace: Indian Food. All-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet for $7. Closed on Sunday. 120 Hayward Ave. (one block west of Welch) (V)
  • Legends American Grill: A bit more pricey, but has a spectacular aerial view of campus. 119 Stanton Ave (one block east of Welch).
  • Battle's BBQ: Barbecue sandwiches, ribs. 218 Welch Ave.
  • Cafe Beaudelaire: Bar with Brazilian food. 2504 Lincolnway (half a block west of Welch).
  • Asian Food: Thai Kitchen (Thai, 2410 Chamberlain, half a block east of clock tower on Welch), Little Taipei (Chinese, 2514 Chamberlain, half a block west of clock tower on Welch), Chinese Home Cooking (Chinese and Korean, 2702 Lincolnway, 2.5 blocks west of Welch), Golden Wok (Chinese and Vietnamese, 223 Welch Ave.), The Scallion (Korean, 118 Hayward, one block west of Welch), 24/7 (Asian Fusion, 2424 Lincolnway, half a block east of Welch).
  • Pizza: Jeff's Pizza (2402 Lincolnway, one block east of Welch), Pizza Pit (207 Welch).
  • Mexican: Es Tas (bar with tacos), Fighting Burrito (custom-built burritos, 2712 Lincolnway, 2.5 blocks west of Welch) (V), Taco Bell (2650 Lincolnway, 2 blocks west of Welch).
  • Sandwiches: Jimmy Johns (135 Welch), Subway (113 Welch), Pita Pit (114 Welch) (V)


Off-Campus Dining on Main Street

The reception Saturday evening will be at the Olde Main Brewpub at 316 Main Street. We will provide appetizers and soft drinks for a social hour; beer and other alcoholic drinks are available for purchase.

Dinner after the social hour is up to the participants. Here are some suggestions within walking distance of Olde Main. The first is Olde Main itself, of course. A half block west of are Lucullan's Italian restaurant (400 Main), and The Spice (402 Main, Thai food). A bit further in the same direction is Aunt Maude's (547 Main, probably the best restaurant in town, but a bit more pricey).


Off-Campus Dining farther away

There are many more restaurants within a two or three mile drive. Go along Lincoln Way (either direction), or South Duff Avenue (near downtown).