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5 indoor things to do in Ames to help get you through the winter

The holidays are over. Daylight hours are short. January and February seem to drag on forever. So, we’ve assembled a short list of things you can do to help you get through the long Ames winter:

Be creative. Take up knitting or quilting (visit Knittery Nook and Quilting Connection in downtown Ames), or drop by the Workspace at the ISU Memorial Union for ceramics or walk-in crafts.

Find a film. Grab some popcorn, and settle into a big, comfy seat at North Grand Cinema or Cinemark Movies 12.

Test your skills. Have you tried axe-throwing yet? You can, at Inside Golf in North Grand Mall! Try out the golf simulators, too.

Read a book. Winter is the very best time to catch up on your reading. Visit Dog-eared Books or the Ames Public Library for the latest best-sellers and timeless classics.

Play a game. Check out laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and more at Perfect Games in west Ames.

Watch for our winter outdoor recreation guide and Ames’ coziest winter foods guide, coming soon!

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