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Discover old Ames

Since 1864, Ames has been making history. There have been many changes over the years, and Ames reflects its rich past in many places and in many ways. Dive into the history of Ames at these unique lo...

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...

Tap into your local side with these Ames breweries

Do you love supporting local businesses while also getting your drink on? Discover breweries and bars in Ames to help you do just that. Torrent Brewing Company brewmasters are innovators in the art of...

Discover cost-efficient dates in Ames

Whether you’re a savvy college student or just looking to spend a little less, there are some great cheap dates in Ames you should try. Sunday funday Save money by packing a picnic with whatever you...

Picture yourself in Ames

Need an easy way to discover the city while sprucing up your Instagram page or taking portraits? Here are some of the best places in Ames for a photo background sure to wow your followers!   Start i...

Summer sounds

Music lovers have a reason to celebrate this summer in Ames. No fewer than eight outdoor venues will be rockin’ the area starting in June – and they won’t break the bank. Most are free or requir...

Patio season is upon us

It’s summertime, or as we like to call it: patio season. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to sip and sit outside in Ames.    Start your day at Stomping Grounds with a latte in the early ...

Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau launches ‘Discover Ames’ brand

The Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that starting Monday, May 9 the organization will, for marketing and promotional purposes, be known as Discover Ames. “Our goals for the new Dis...