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Cool off in Ames

Summers in Iowa can bring some high temperatures, but you can beat the heat in Ames. Fun indoor and outdoor activities plus refreshing treats will keep you cool all summer long.

Hit the green but skip the heat with Inside Golf at North Grand Mall. This interactive simulation experience is a great way to get a taste of the real deal while enjoying the comforts of air conditioning. Much more than just golf – enjoy axe throwing and a full bar.

Cool off and work on your tan at Furman Aquatic Center. Water slides and a relaxing lazy river make this water park a great place for everyone.

There’s nothing better than a frozen treat on a hot day. Pop into Marmalade Moon for gourmet ice cream and some fun shopping. Try delicious new flavors like rhubarb or espresso, then sit down and enjoy it with a new board game!

Escape the high temperatures and much more at No Escape Iowa on Main Street. Choose from five technology-rich escape rooms, sure to provide enough entertainment for an afternoon whether you make it out or not…

For figure skating and pickup hockey games at a low price, there’s Ames/ISU Ice Arena. While they’re open year-round, the irony of wearing long socks in the summer makes gliding around on the ice that much more fun.

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