Directions and Parking Options


1041 Food Sciences Building
536 Farm House Lane
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011-1054


Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) is located in Ames, Iowa. Interstate 35 runs north and south just east of Ames, and U.S. Highway 30 runs east and west just south of campus.

If you are traveling to Ames via Interstate 35, take Exit 111B labeled "30 West." Travel west on Highway 30, then take Exit 146, the "University Boulevard/ISU" exit. Drive north on University Boulevard to Lincoln Way (the fourth traffic light). At Lincoln Way, turn left (west) past Hilton Coliseum and C.Y. Stephens auditorium. Turn right on Beach Drive and then left on Wallace Road. CCUR is located at 1041 Food Sciences Building.

Online Iowa State University Campus Map

Parking Options

Visitor Parking Permits

To park on campus, visitors (non-ISU employees) can request a Visitor Parking Permit by going to The permit is free of charge and will be emailed to you. The request must be filled out by the visitor. The Visitor Parking Permit is valid in General Staff lots. The General Staff lots closest to the Food Sciences Building are Lots 50A and 50B located on Wallace Road. The lots can be located on the Iowa State University online interactive map at

Visitor Parking Permits may also be picked up in person at:

  • the Parking Division office, Room 27, Armory, during office hours
  • the Information Booth near the corner of South 4th Street and University Blvd from 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • the Police Division office, Room 55 Armory

Please visit Parking Division's web site for more information about visitor parking:

Memorial Union Parking Ramp

The Memorial Union Parking Ramp is located a short distance from the Food Sciences Building. All day parking is available for a fee. For information, visit

East Campus Parking Deck

Pay-by-the-hour parking is available in the East Campus Parking Deck, located across the street from the Food Sciences Building. For information, visit

Campbell Transit Hub – CyRide Park & Ride

Commuters can park at the designated (A3, A4, B4, B5, B6) parking lots at the Iowa State Center for free and take CyRide’s #23 Orange Route into campus. Overnight parking is not available in the commuter lots. For more information, visit CyRide’s web site at