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

Making Meaning with Color: Oil Crayon

5/2/2016

Create oil pastel drawings from suggested imagery,...

Plant Protection Program: Plant and Insect...

5/2/2016

Hear from the experts at Iowa State University’s P...

Conquering Bad Light & Color in Photography

5/2/2016

If you’ve been faced with terrible lighting situat...

Oil Painting Workshop: Cool Colors (Picasso)

5/2/2016

Learn the basics of painting wet-in-wet, from setu...

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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.