Thanksgiving Brunch At The Hotel Pattee


The Hotel Pattee is now taking reservations for th...

Yulefest Tree Lighting


The Story City Greater Chamber Connection is celeb...

Santa Express Train


Join the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum...

Perry's Lighted Holiday Parade


Come out to Hotel Pattee for Perry's lighted holid...

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Smart Choice

welcome to ames — you've made a smart choice to visit!

Whether you're in town for business, to catch a game or just a quick visit, you'll enjoy an array of options to meet your needs and expenses. During the day you can find local shopping in our downtown boutiques. Hang out in one of our 35 woodland parks. Hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails. Take a swing at one of our five different golf courses.