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Iowa State University, IA

Originally called Iowa Agricultural College, Iowa State University is located in Ames, Iowa. It hosts a number of excellent academic programs including agriculture, engineering and home economics. Additionally, it was also the site of the nation's first state veterinary medicine school. Students and professionals looking to rent an apartment in the Iowa State University area are likely interested in being in close proximity to this educational hub, but the surrounding town of Ames also offers many opportunities for recreation.

For the horticultural enthusiast in you, a trip to the Reiman Gardens is a wise choice. This 14-acre site is one of the largest public gardens in Iowa. The year-round facility has indoor and outdoor gardens, an indoor conservatory, a butterfly wing and a gift shop. For a different botanical experience, apartment renters is the ISU area should check out River Valley Park. Though this 15-acre park is small, it has all the amenities and features of bigger parks, and is sure to help city dwellers escape the hustle and bustle.

Apartment renters who have become Iowa State University sports fans have a number of venues in which to view their favorite teams. Jack Trice Stadium is home to the Cyclone football team. Fans gather by the tens of thousands to watch their favorite franchise fight its way across the BIG XII. For basketball fanatics, a trip to the Hilton Coliseum would be an intelligent choice. Watch the exploits of Cyclone basketball as they make magic on the court.

Apartment renters looking for the latest in theater and live performance should check out the Stephens Auditorium on the ISU campus. Opening in 1969 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, this venue has continued to host top-notch shows ranging from classic plays to burgeoning musicians. It has been a cultural mainstay for over 40 years.

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