News

Explore McFarland Park at night on August 21

7/30/2015

Discover the mysteries of the dark at the park!...

Letting of Bids Authorized for Haying at Story County Parks

7/29/2015

The Story County Conservation Board is requesti...

Register for the 2nd Annual Local Food Cycle!

7/28/2015

Ride. Eat. Repeat.  With us as we bike eas...

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Events

Plant Pals

7/30/2015

Join us and cultivate a real garden at Reiman Gard...

Ames Municipal Band

7/30/2015

Come out to the Durham Bandshell and enjoy the Ame...

Worldly Goods Sidewalk Sale

7/30/2015

Find a Fair Trade deal at Worldly Goods during the...

Summer Sidewalk Sale

7/30/2015

Take a stroll in Downtown Ames and check out what ...

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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.