Directions & Maps

Drake Law School is located in Des Moines, the capital of Iowa, and easily accessible by car, plane, or bus.

Des Moines is conveniently located at the intersection of interstates 35 and 80, and it is an easy drive from major cities such as Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Omaha.

The Des Moines International Airport, which is served by several major airlines, is only a 15-minute drive from campus.

The Greyhound bus station is approximately five minutes from campus. The Megabus drop-off location (from Chicago or Omaha) is approximately five minutes from campus.

Driving Directions

From the East and North

At the northeast edge of Des Moines, I-80 and I-35 join and go west around the city while I-235 goes through Des Moines. Take I-235 west for about six miles to the 31st Street exit, which is past the downtown area. You will see a sign that says "Exit 6, Drake University."

Exit I-235 at the 31st Street exit and turn right (north). Travel approximately six blocks on 31st Street to the stoplight at University Avenue.

At University Avenue, turn right and go one block and you will see the Olmsted Center parking lot on the left (north) side of University Avenue. Reserved parking for admission visitors is located on the south side of the lot.

From the West and South

At the southwest edge of Des Moines, I-80 and I-35 join and go east around the city while I-235 goes through Des Moines. Take I-235 east to the 31st Street exit in Des Moines. Be sure you have passed the 63rd Street exit.

Exit I-235 at 31st Street and turn left (north). Travel approximately six blocks on 31st Street to the stoplight at University Avenue.

At University Avenue, turn right and go one block and you will see the Olmsted Center parking lot on the left (north) side of University Avenue. Reserved parking for admission visitors is located on the south side of the lot.

On-campus Walking Directions

From Olmsted Center Parking Lot

Cartwright Hall is located approximately one block to the east of the Olmsted Center parking lot's north edge. Follow the famous "Painted Street" sidewalk that cuts through campus. The address to Cartwright Hall is 2621 Carpenter Avenue.

The Office of Admission and Financial Aid is located in Suites 110-111 on the main floor of Cartwright Hall.

Campus Maps

For detailed parking information, visit Drake Public Safety's parking information page.

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