News

Ames Historical Society Extends Exhibit

5/15/2016

Exhibit "A Time of Expansion: The Ames Bui...

Ames Named Quarterfinalist for "America's Main Street Contest"

5/3/2016

The national small business movement, Independe...

Iowa celebrates $8 billion tourism industry during National Travel and Tourism Week

5/3/2016

Iowa celebrates $8 billion tourism industry dur...

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Events

Odyssey of The Mind World Finals

5/26/2016

A week of creative problem-solving with teams from...

Arboretum Amble

5/26/2016

Take a walk on the wild side!...

Evening Prairie Walk

5/26/2016

See new prairie plants blooming each week and view...

Main Street Bike Night

5/27/2016

Enjoy live music from Burnin' Sensations, a beer g...

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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.