Snow Magic: Small Business Saturday


Celebrate all that is unique about the small busin...

Santa Express Train


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

Santa Paws


Take pictures of your pets with Santa! Bring your...

Festival Of Trees


Join the Octagon Center for the Arts for the annua...

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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.