News

Breakfast with Santa at Reiman Gardens

11/21/2016

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December ...

City of Ames Holiday Closings for Thanksgiving

11/14/2016

Many City of Ames departments and divisions wil...

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Events

Santa's Train in Downtown Ames

12/10/2016

Bring the kids to ride Santa’s Train in Downtown! ...

Breakfast With Santa

12/10/2016

Kids, bring your parents to Reiman Gardens to enjo...

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

12/10/2016

A play reliving Henry Thoreau's famous night in ja...

Live Music at Hotel Pattee

12/10/2016

Take in the talents of Iowa musicians at the beaut...

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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.