News

Let Your Tot Explore Fall on October 17

9/1/2015

Join Story County Conservation for WildTots on ...

Norah Jones comes to Ames October 30

8/26/2015

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage wi...

Trail Workday at McFarland Park

8/25/2015

Come be a part of the TEAM!  Join Story Co...

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Events

(Re)discovering S(h)elves Exhibition Reception

9/2/2015

Join University Museums in celebrating the opening...

North Grand Farmers' Market

9/2/2015

The North Grand Farmers' Market proudly offers the...

Women For Women: Female Fashion Designers

9/2/2015

Visit the opening reception in Morrill Hall for th...

The Salon Open House

9/2/2015

Come out to The Salon for their open house 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.