News

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...

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

4/12/2016

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

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Events

National Public Gardens Day

5/6/2016

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day at Reiman Ga...

Art Mart Spring Sale

5/6/2016

The bi-annual sale of pottery, blown glass, jewelr...

Live Music at Snus Hill

5/6/2016

An evening of live music from Code Blue Solo at th...

Leadercast 2016

5/6/2016

The world's largest one-day leadership event!...

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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.