Iowa Forensic League State Tournament

2023 — Indianola, IA/US

Logistics for Simpson College

Parking: Thursday & Friday: Vans and Cars: Please park in the McNeill lot on W Clinton. It is marked with an arrow on your map. As you are headed south into Indianola on HWY 65/69 you take a right on Clinton. (A left if you are coming from the South) The McNeill lot will be on your right before you get to football stadium. It is a short walk to the Kent Student Center. Street parking near the Kent Student Center on W Girard near the Student Center is also available. If there are non-admission spots open in the Kent parking lot, you are welcome to use those. It is on the corner of W Girard Ave and N “D” St.

Saturday: You will likely find parking right at the Kent Student Campus Center. It is on the corner of W Girard Ave and North “D” St.

Please print the attached parking pass and place it on your dash when you park.

Bus parking: Buses sometimes successfully street park on N “D” Street, Howard, or Buxton. There is also a large lot near the campus they can use which is easier: 714 W. Detroit Ave.
Indianola, IA 50125

Registration: There will be a table in the lobby of Kent on the main level outside of the Black Box Theatre for registration.

Black Box Theatre: This is the student hangout space for the three days of the tournament. Enter through the main level of the Kent student Center.

Tab: Lillis Conference Room, 2ndFloor of Kent (THURS & FRI), will move to Student Senate on SAT -just a few doors down.


The IFL is covering meals for everybody Thursday evening: A taco bar will be set-up in the Black Box Theatre during the supper break.

During the other breaks, there is time to leave campus to get food.

Subway is walkable without crossing any major highway.

Most of Indianola’s restaurants are on Highway 65/69:

Subway 501 N Jefferson 65/69 (easy walk from campus)

Brickhouse 107 N Buxton (on square, check hours)

Fiesta Jalapenos 508 N Jefferson 65/69 (Mexican)

Deng’s Garden 312 N Jefferson 65/69 (Chinese)

Las Flores 200 S Jefferson 65/69

Crouse Café 115 E Salem (just off the square; check hours)

Funaros 201 N Buxton (soup & sandwich- just off the square; check hours)

Hardees 300 E Trail Ridge Ave 65/69

McDonalds 1207 N Jefferson 65/69

Jimmy Johns 65/69

A&W 109 E 2ndAve Hwy 92

Charlottes Chicken 104 N Jefferson 65/69

Pizza Ranch 1709 N Jefferson 65/69

Dairy Queen 300 N Jefferson 65/69

Arby’s 408 N Jefferson 65/69

Coffee on the square:

Uncommon Grounds

Mish Mash (also serves lunch)

The student center has a Starbucks coffee, a sub place and a grill, but will be very busy during peak hours.