News

Food Truck Showdown Comes to Ames Main Street Farmers' Market Opening Day

4/12/2016

Grub for Good—First-ever Ames food truck ...

Marshalltown Broadcasting, Inc., Announces New General Manager

4/7/2016

Marshalltown Broadcasting, Inc., is proud to an...

8th Annual Brunnier in Bloom Winners Announced

4/4/2016

University Museums Announces 8th Annual...

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Events

Movement Milestones: Expression for Ages 11-14

5/3/2016

A new therapeutic horticulture program exploring m...

Photography: The Art of Seeing

5/3/2016

Join award winning photographer and instructor Mar...

O.W.L.S: Sacajawea & the Lewis & Clark Expedition

5/3/2016

Discover the picture of a fascinating young woman,...

The Aulos Ensemble

5/3/2016

The Ames Town & Gown season concludes with a retur...

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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.