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Travel Information

Plan your travel to Storm Lake. Our city offers plentiful and quality lodging options for visitors. When making reservations at our local hotels, don't forget to ask for the Buena Vista University discount!

The Scout Park lighthouse at dusk

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Area Hotels

King's Pointe Resort
1520 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Lighthouse Inn
1601 E. Lakeshore Dr.
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Quality Inn
1726 Lake Ave.
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Cobblestone Inn & Suites
119 Boulder Dr.
Lake View, IA 51450

Super 8 Motel
101 W Milwaukee
Storm Lake, IA 50588
712.732.3063 or

Innspiration Vines & Wines Bed & Breakfast
5079 180th Ave.
Linn Grove, IA 51033

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
916 13th St. SW
Spencer, IA 51301

AmericInn by Wyndham
1005 13th St. SW
Spencer, IA 51301

Cobblestone Inn & Suites
2011 Indorf Ave.
Holstein, IA 51025

Regional Airports

Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
Des Moines, Iowa - 163 miles

Eppley Airfield (OMA)
Omaha, Neb. - 119 miles

Sioux Falls Regional Airport (FSD)
Sioux Falls, So. Dak. - 143 miles

Sioux Gateway Airport (SUX)
Sioux City, Iowa - 72 miles

Downtown Storm Lake

Driving Directions

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Storm Lake at dusk

Campus Map

Campus Map


  1. Ballou Building
  2. East Entrance: Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum
    ★ Accessible entrances on the east and west side of building. Additional entrances located at northwest corner and south of the building.
  3. Schaller Memorial Chapel
    Accessible entrance on west side of building.
  4. Dixon-Eilers Hall
  5. Harold Walter Siebens School of Business/Siebens Forum
    Lehnus Campus Spirit Store
    Sodexo Campus Dining
    Cru5h Dining
  6. Information Technology Center
    Common Grounds Coffee Shop
    Center for Academic Excellence
  7. Victory Arch
  8. Edson Hall
  9. Pierce Hall


  1. White Hall
  2. South Forum Lawn Patio
  3. Swope Hall
  4. Grand Hall
  5. Liberty Hall
  6. Constitution Hall
  7. Briscoe Honor Hall
  8. McCorkle Hall
  9. Smith Hall
  10. Social Sciences & Art Hall
  11. Estelle Siebens Science Center
  12. Lage Communication Center
  13. Lamberti Recreation Center
  14. Siebens Fieldhouse
  15. Buntrock Tennis Court
  16. J. Leslie Rollins Stadium
  17. Peterson Field
  18. Victory Bell
  19. University Marketing & Communications
  20. Center for Sculpture & Ceramics
  21. Outdoor Recreation
  22. Army ROTC


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  13. Restricted University Vehicles Only (receiving dock)
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