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Become a Discover Ames member

Join Discover Ames! 

Become a Discover Ames member and you can help visitors STAY, DO, EAT, SHOP, and PLAN. . .perhaps at your business!

Discover Ames provides valuable services to the Ames community

  • Our sales and events team recruits, plans, and serves hundreds of group meetings, conferences, athletic competitions, and youth events each year
  • In 2019, the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (now Discover Ames) welcomed nearly 500,000 overnight visitors and thousands more single-day visitors to our community
  • Overnight visitors annually bring more than $120 million to the city of Ames
  • Through digital and print communications, Discover Ames promotes your business and provides a strong, consistent voice for Ames
  • NEW IN ’22: Expanded visitors guide, improved website, social media, and tourism newsletters

New for 2022: Supporter and Partner membership levels tailored to YOUR business type!

Partner Level: $250/yr              

  • Visitors guide: Featured listing
  • Website ( Featured listing
  • Visitors guide advertising: 20% discount
  • Social media: Featured post
  • Coop advertising
  • Inclusion in welcome bags (promo item)
  • Padded maps (hotel/restaurant listings)
  • Window decal

Supporter Level: $150/yr

  • Visitors guide: Listing
  • Website ( Listing
  • Visitors guide advertising: 10% discount

We believe that Ames businesses who provide lodging, dining, shopping, and attractions will uniquely benefit from the new Discover Ames partner-level membership. We look forward to promoting your businesses!

Please note that due to the nature of the tourism industry, Discover Ames may choose to include some non-member businesses in listings on our website and in other print and digital media for the benefit of the Ames community and/or visitors.

For more information about becoming a new Discover Ames member or renewing your current membership, contact:

Carole Gieseke