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    ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Of course I've procrastinated and I cannot find an open hotel room on Oct 12-14th. I have a group of about 5 and we'd like to stay in Ames both Friday and Saturday to rage hard. We'd like to keep it somewhat affordable.

    -We've thought about renting an RV, but I can't find a campground anywhere. I guess the closest is in Story City. We'd probably have to have tent camping as well.
    -There is no listing for VRBO (vacation rentals by owner)

    Anyone have any ideas??



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?


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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Just checked Memorial Union... sold out.



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Baymont Suites, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites in Des Moines? Ledges camping? Boone Super 8? Story County Jail? Walmart Parking. Lots of options.


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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    If you want you can put up tents in my backyard for free!



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    If going cheap, is Ames Microtel booked?



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    I left a message with the Ames Visitors and Conventions bureau. A woman at Memorial Union told me that they keep track of open rooms. Not quite sure if they'd be open today or not.

    Microtel is booked solid as is everything else I've tried in Ames.

    Cyfan92... you may change your mind upon finding out that half of my group are ksu fans.



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    The Wildcat fans are welcome to camp out in my backyard. Purple Kansas always looks out for each other!



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Try Ankeny, it is only a 15 min drive.

    Nevermind, Ankeny is booked also. Closest I could find is Merle Hay road area.


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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Quote Originally Posted by iowa_wildcat View Post
    The Wildcat fans are welcome to camp out in my backyard. Purple Kansas always looks out for each other!
    You have room for their trailer?


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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Are there any shuttles that run back and forth between Des Moines and Ames? I’m thinking of just staying in Des Moines on Friday and Saturday night. Any other ideas out there? Any info, or course is greatly appreciated.



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    If you go the camping route, maybe Hickory Grove Park southwest of Colo

    Hickory Grove Park - Story, IA


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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    No shuttles. Not that I'm aware of.



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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    You could always try Iowa Falls. It's maybe a little farther than Des Moines; never have come at the stadium from the north, but would guess traffic is a little better.

    My sister was trying to get in the Hotel Pattee in Perry that weekend. Said they were booked but Perry Super 8 had rooms. She's just going to stay with relatives.


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    Re: ISU v.s. PurpleKU FB weekend... Where to stay?

    Well you are screwed because that weekend is Family Weekend if I recall correctly.... that's why it is booked up all around.


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