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Alluvial Brewing Company

3715 West 190th St
Ames, IA 50014
515.337.1182

Located 3 miles north of Ames. Our taproom features 10 unique varieties of craft beer dedicated to quality and taste, focused on celebrating our community and our unique piece of Iowa.

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Ames/ISU Ice Arena

1507 Gateway Hills Park Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.6835

A facility operated jointly by the City of Ames and ISU, the ice arena hosts public skating, skating lessons, hockey games and special events. Located south of the ISU Towers on Mortensen Road.

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Ames Area Running Club


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Ames Area Running Club and Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority are co-sponsors of Run for the Roses. A community event that has become an Ames Fall tradition.

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Ames Children’s Choirs


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515.290.1422

The Ames Children's Choirs include three choirs for boys and girls, ages 7 to 18, from eight central Iowa communities.

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Ames City Auditorium & Durham Bandshell

515 Clark Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.239.5365

The beautiful Auditorium, seating for 881, is suitable for meetings, lectures, and performances. Durham Bandshell, nestled in Ames oldest park, is perfect for outdoor events.

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Ames Community Arts Council


Ames, IA 50010
515.233.6110

Encourages community involvement in the arts; enhances and promotes the arts through education, outreach and publicity; and provides coordination among arts organizations.

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Ames Community Theater (ACTORS, Inc.)

120 Abraham Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2073

ACTORS stages five productions annually including comedies, dramas, and musicals. This community theater is open to anyone who enjoys putting on a show. Tickets are available at actorsinc.org.

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Ames Golf & Country Club

5752 George Washington Carver Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8334

18-hole course, tennis courts, swimming pool, casual and formal dining, youth activities and social events. Banquet facilities available to the public (seats up to 180 people).

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Ames Historical Society

416 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2148

Discover fascinating local stories, explore changing exhibits, hear engaging programs, delve into research materials, select Ames-related gift shop items. Open 6 days/week: M-F 1-5 pm, Sat. 10 am-4pm.

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Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

300-400 Blocks of Main Street
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2310

The Ames Main Street Farmers' Market brings local food and fun to the heart of Ames. Discover something new every Saturday, May through October.

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Ames Parks & Recreation

1500 Gateway Hills Park Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.239.5350

Oversees more than 1,200 acres of parks, 30 miles of pedestrian trails, Furman Aquatic Center, Ames/ISU Ice Arena, Community Center, Homewood Golf Course and over 150 recreation programs.

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Ames Public Library

515 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.239.5656

Ames Public Library provides books, movies, music, research tools and free reference services along with programs for all ages, meeting rooms and computer commons.

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Ames Racquet & Fitness Center

320 S 17th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1911

Ames Racquet and Fitness Center offers members three locations with services including over 80 free group fitness classes weekly, personal training, child care, indoor pool, tennis courts and more.

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Ames Soccer Club


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515.451.5157

Ames Soccer Club holds youth leagues in spring and fall and promotes soccer through various activities year round.

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Ames Town & Gown Chamber Music Assocation


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515.292.3891

Presents five chamber music concerts featuring internationally renowned ensembles and brilliant emerging artists in ideal settings on and off campus and a popular musicale featuring local artists.

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Art House on State

221 S State St

Madrid, IA 50156
515.720.5237

Art House on State features the work of central Iowa artists in a variety of media, including watercolor, oils, pastels, fiber, glass and more.

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Black’s Heritage Farm

26156 530th Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.1936

Come visit the Farm! We offer a unique experience for family events. Home of Iowa's best sweet corn.

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Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & James H. Andrew Museum

225 10th St
Boone , IA 50036
515.432.4249

A historical, educational railroad museum providing excursion train rides across the beautiful Des Moines River Valley. Tickets available online at www.bsvrr.com.

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Boone History Museums Boone History Center

602 Story St
Boone, IA 50036
515.432.1907

The Boone History Center, a 110 year old Masonic Temple, features seven galleries packed with STORIES, ARTIFACTS, and PHOTOS of BOONE COUNTY & CENTRAL IOWA. TUES-FRI 10-4, SAT 10-1.

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Campustown Action Association

200 Stanton Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.450.8771

Ames' Campustown hosts a thriving nightlife, great restaurants and exciting shopping options. Events held throughout the year add to the fun atmosphere of the district.

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Central Iowa Symphony


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A community orchestra whose collective goal is to foster quality performances, offer satisfying musical experiences, and nurture educational and cultural growth in central Iowa.

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Ciccotti Art Glass

2306 258th St
Ames, IA 50014
515.231.1267

Unique Hand-blown glass work. Demonstrations and tours. Gallery/gift shop, custom orders, corporate gifts and trophies. Workshops offered, see website for details.

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Coldwater Golf Links

1400 S Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4664

Unique in Iowa with its links-inspired design, Coldwater Golf Links is Ames' premier facility for hosting your group golf outing or after hours event.

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Creative Spirits Ames

4820 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA 50014
515.509.2265

Bring your friends, beverages and snacks and enjoy while painting with Creative Spirits! Our artists will guide you through the painting process. No experience necessary. Amateurs strongly encouraged.

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Design on Main

203 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.708.2825

An extension of Iowa State University's College of Design, Design on Main aims to share the artistic practice generated within the university with the larger community.

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Double S Bull Co., Extreme Bull Riding Tour


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402.657.8904

The most awarded, largest and longest running bull riding tour in the Midwest. Annually the third weekend in February. Visit www.DoubleSBulls.info.

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Forte Studios

927 6th St
Boone, IA 50036
515-309-1524

Professional audio engineers working in a world class acoustical space. Providing audio and private forensic services. Recording, mixing, mastering, converting, and post-production for video & music.

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Furman Aquatic Center

1635 13th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.POOL

Furman Aquatic Center offers a 50-meter pool, zero-depth splash pool with play structure water playground, lazy river and three exciting water slides. Have fun today and memories for a lifetime!

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Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

2508 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.4950

The Jeff and Deb Hansen Agriculture Student Leaning Center is a unique facility to Iowa State University. It includes a 33,000 sq. ft. arena, four classrooms, and large atrium.

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Homewood Golf Course

401 East 20th St and Duff Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.239.5363

Homewood is a beautiful, well-groomed 9-hole, par 34 golf course in north Ames for players of all ages and abilities. Open daily April through October, weather permitting.

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Hunziker Youth Sports Complex

Billy Sunday Rd
Ames, IA 50010

Home to the Ames Girls Softball Association, www.amesgirlssoftball.org, Ames Little League Baseball, www.ameslittleleaguebaseball.org and Ames Soccer Club, www.amesoccer.org.

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Iowa Able Foundation

130 S Sheldon Ave, Ste 305
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2972

The Iowa Able Foundation helps Iowans with disabilities, their families and older Iowans access adaptive devices, equipment and home modifications through its loan programs.

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Iowa Arboretum

1875 Peach Ave
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3216

Enjoy thousands of trees, shrubs and flowers in this 378 acre public garden. Hike woodland and prairie trails. Grounds are open year-round, sunrise to sunset. Admission: $5 per car. Free to members.

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Iowa Sports Foundation, IA Games, Live Healthy IA, Adaptive Sports IA

130 S Sheldon Ave, Ste 305
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.2972

Helping Iowans with disabilities, their families and older Iowans access adaptive devices, equipment and home modifications through its loan programs. Annual host of the Iowa Able Run.

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Iowa State Center

Lincoln Way and University Blvd
Ames, IA 50010
515.294.3347

Stephens Auditorium hosts a diverse range of entertainment events. Fisher Theater is home to ISU Theatre presentations, and the Scheman Building hosts conferences, seminars and social events.

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Iowa State University Athletics Department

Jacobson Athletic Building
1800 S 4th St
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.3662

Home to Iowa State Cyclone sports teams. Visit www.cyclones.com for event schedules and tickets.

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Iowa State University Memorial Union

2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011
515.296.6848

Located in the heart of Iowa State, The Memorial Union houses the University Book Store, food, convenience store, art studio, bowling, entertainment, parking ramp and event/meeting facilities.

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Iowa State University Museums

290 Scheman Bldg
Ames , IA 50011
515.294.3342

Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, Farm House Museum, Art on Campus Collection and Elizabeth and Byron Anderson Sculpture Garden.

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Iowa Youth Ballet Company


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515.233.0826

Enjoy the Iowa Youth Ballet’s dance presentations! See website and Robert Thomas Dancenter Facebook page for information on upcoming shows.

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ISU Theatre


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515.294.2624

Don’t miss out on ISU Theatre's exciting 2016-17 season! Catch a spring performance of The Secret Garden and The Birds. Check www.theatre.iastate.edu for updated information!

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Lucky Star Market


Ames, IA
515.450.2302

A wonderful, one-day shopping experience that features vendors selling hand-made crafts, jewelry, clothing, vintage goods and art. Festive food, drink and family activities throughout the day.

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Main Street Cultural District

304 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3472

More than 50 locally owned, retail shops and restaurants. Events include Farmers' Market, ArtWalk, Firefly Country Nights, 4th of July Parade and Festival, MusicWalk, Oktoberfest and Snow Magic.

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Maximum Ames Music Festival


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The 2016 Maximum Ames Music Festival will be September 15-18 in downtown Ames. This year's event is sponsored in part by the Ames Community Grant Program.

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Midnight Madness


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A 5K and 10K race held in conjunction with the Iowa Games on July 8, 2017. Great place to run a certified course and socialize with fellow runners.

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Nevada Parks & Recreation

825 15th St
Nevada, IA 50201
515.382.4352

SCORE Recreation Athletic Complex hosts local, state and national events. Features include an outdoor aquatic center, soccer, baseball, softball fields, tennis, basketball courts and trail system.

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North Grand Farmers’ Market

2801 N Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Locally grown, fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs, herbs, baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more. Located in the parking lot North of JCPenneys: Wednesdays (3–6 pm) and Saturdays (8am-12:30pm)

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Octagon Center for the Arts

427 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5331

The Octagon Center for the Arts is a community art center providing gallery exhibits, art classes for children and adults and an art shop featuring Iowa artists.

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Perfect Games

1320 Dickinson Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.598.BOWL

Ames and Iowa State's favorite place to play with 24 lanes of bowling, two floor laser tag arena, arcade, restaurant and sports bar with 3 monster 10 foot big screens to watch the big game.

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Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards

3801 W 190th St
Ames , IA 50014
515.232.2747

Located 3 miles north of Ames. We are a family owned winery that makes all wines on premise and have 12 acres of our own vineyards. Stop in to try our statewide known Honeymoon Red.

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Reiman Gardens

1407 S. University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.2710

17-acre public botanical garden including tropical plant conservatory, butterfly wing with hundreds of live butterflies, and gift shop. Events open to the public and annual changing displays.

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Robert Thomas Dancenter

319 S 17th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.0826

Robert Thomas Dancenter offers a variety of dance classes from beginning to advanced, preschool to adult, for serious and social dancers and dance supplies, since 1978.

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Senior Variety Show


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515.232.8294

A community tradition for 21 years, the Senior Variety Show cast of 100 actors and musicians (age 60+) has delighted local audiences each August, and raised over $160,000 for various senior programs.

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Seven Oaks Recreation

1086 222nd Dr
Boone, IA 50036
515.432.9457

Year-round outdoor recreation. Downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Canoe, kayak and river tubing, paintball and camping. Event space for up to 400.

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Snus Hill Winery

2183 320th St
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3535

Rural, peaceful, award-winning winery with scenic views from multi-level decks. Gorgeous tree shaded lawn, tasting room and gift shop. Live music on Fridays and Sundays during warm weather.

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Special Olympics Iowa

551 SE Dovetail Rd
Grimes, IA 50111
515.986.5520

Visit www.soiowa.org to learn how to get involved – volunteer, coach, donate, sponsor, enter a fundraising event or attend a competition to cheer on our athletes. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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SportsIowa

2176 232nd Lane
Ames, IA 50014
515.509.2263

A state of the art, indoor turf facility providing Soccer and Lacrosse leagues, teaching clinics and classes, facility rentals as well as birthday and graduation parties in our 36,000+ sq-ft facility.

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Stage Coach Stables

1568 Stagecoach Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.520.2021

Stage Coach Stables is the area's premier facility, offering opportunities for youth and adults to learn and enjoy horsemanship. Board your horse, schedule a lesson, children's clinic or event today.

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Stephens Auditorium

1805 Center Dr
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.3347

This 2,747-seat auditorium (including the 112 seat orchestra pit) creates a great event with a striking environment and excellent acoustics for lectures, meetings, performances and speeches.

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Story City Antique Carousel

102 City Park
Story City, IA 50248

Enjoy a ride on the Story City Antique Carousel! Built in 1913, the carousel consists of horses, pigs, roosters, dogs, chariots, a spinning tub and an original Wurlitzer Military Band organ.

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Story County Conservation

56461 180th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2516

Story County Conservation manages more than 3,000 acres of parks and natural areas, develops and manages wildlife habitat and offers educational programs for all ages.

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Story Theater Company


Ames, IA 50010
515.233.6980

Providing performance opportunities for children ages 6 to 18 from Ames and surrounding communities, and professionally produced shows for central Iowa audiences.

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Talent Factory, The

1114 6th Street
Nevada, IA 50201
515.382.0085

We are a live entertainment venue, housed in a historical movie theater, showcasing local and national singers, musicians, comedians, magicians, comedian hypnotists and live bands.

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Trailside Rentals

326 W 2nd St
Madrid, IA 50156
515.230.6712

Rent a bike or recumbent trike and ride the High Trestle Trail! Open 10-6 weekends and holidays, by appointment Monday, Thursday, and Friday, April-November. Wheelchairs available.

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Tuff-N-Miniature Rodeo Association


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515.571.6922

Tuff-N-Miniature Rodeo Association is a family friendly organization that brings the excitement and love of rodeo to all ages.

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Veenker Memorial Golf Course

2916 Veenker Dr
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.6727

A premier public golf facility owned and operated by ISU. Established May of 1938, originally a Perry Maxwell design. Veenker is a beautiful, demanding and challenging course.