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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 Area CROP HungerWalk

515-708-6230

The Ames CROP Walk (October) raises money to fight hunger locally, nationally and globally through our sponsor Church World Service. We invite anyone to participate by walking toward a shared mission.

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Ames/ISU Ice Arena

1507 Gateway Hills Park Dr
Ames, IA 50014
515.292.6835

Operated jointly by the City of Ames and Iowa State University (ISU), the ice arena hosts public skating, skating lessons, hockey games and special events. Located south of ISU Towers on Mortensen Rd.

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Ames Area Running Club

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

515.290.1422

The Ames Children’s Choirs include three treble voice choirs and one mixed voice choir for boys and girls, ages 7 to 18, with participants 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

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 online at actorsinc.org.

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Ames Fitness Center

320 S 17th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.1911

Ames Fitness Center offers members three locations with many services, including over 100 free group fitness classes weekly, personal training, child care, indoor pool, tennis courts and more.

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Ames History Museum

416 Douglas Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.2148

Discover fascinating local stories, explore changing exhibits, hear engaging programs, delve into research materials, select unique Ames-related gift shop items. Open to the public six day per week.

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Ames Main Street

304 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.3472

More than 50 locally owned, specialty retail shops & restaurants. Dollar Days, ArtWalk, 4th of July Parade and Festival, MusicWalk, Summer Sidewalk Sales, Foodies & Brew, Oktoberfest and Snow Magic.

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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 Soccer Club

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 Association

515.292.3891

Ames Town & Gown presents five chamber music concerts featuring internationally renowned ensembles and brilliant emerging artists, on and off campus. Annual fundraising musicale features local talent.

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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 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
515.292.4528

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

A community orchestra, united by a love of music and dedication to the art of orchestral performance; providing quality performances, satisfying musical experiences, and educational & cultural growth.

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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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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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Furman Aquatic Center

1635 13th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.POOL

Located in the heart of Ames, offers a 50-meter pool, zero-depth splash pool with play structure water playground, lazy river and three exciting water slides. Have fun today & memories for a lifetime!

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Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center

2508 Mortensen Rd
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.4950

As one of the largest flat spaces in Ames and livestock arenas in Iowa, can host animal-human interaction activities as well as youth events, business meetings, formal dinners or private celebrations.

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Harvest Tennis

320 S 17th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.446.8645

Play year-round at Ames' indoor tennis club, complete with locker rooms and showers, 24/7 club access, leagues and professional coaches. Pickleball, too!

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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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Iowa Able Foundation

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

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

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Iowa Arboretum

1875 Peach Ave
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3216

Thousands of cultivated trees, shrubs and flowers in a 160-acre public garden. Hike woodland and prairie trails. Open year-round, sunrise to sunset. $5 per person; free to members and kids 12 & under.

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Iowa Sports Foundation

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

The mission of the Iowa Sports Foundation is to provide sports, recreation, health and wellness opportunities for Iowans of all abilities.

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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 events including dance, music, theater and concerts; Fisher Theater is home to ISU Theatre; Scheman Building hosts conferences, seminars and social events.

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Iowa Youth Ballet Company

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 Alumni Center

429 Alumni Lane
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.6525

A one-of-a-kind venue for meetings, classes, conferences, reunions, weddings, other special events. Contact our professional staff to help plan your upcoming event. Home to the ISU Alumni Association.

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ISU Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

A multi-disciplinary academic department ranked in the top ten nationally. Our Tearoom is a relaxing place to eat on campus. The Annual Fashion Show, a showcase of student work, sells out every April.

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ISU Department of Athletics

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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ISU 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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ISU Theatre

515.294.2624

Don’t miss out on ISU Theatre's exciting season! Check www.theatre.iastate.edu for updated information!

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ISU 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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ISU WinterFest

2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.294.7181

Over 5,000 people attended WinterFest 2018! WinterFest is a week long celebration for the winter season at Iowa State. It has become a tradition in the Memorial Union.

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Massage Heights

637 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.7359

Healthy living begins here. Licensed, registered & certified massage therapists provide therapeutic treatments customized to your individual needs. Facial peels, microdermabrasion, other enhancements.

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Midnight Madness Road Race

515.231.9995

A 5K and 10K race held in conjunction with the Iowa Games in July. 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

An outstanding park and trail system. SCORE Recreation Athletic Complex hosts local, state and national events. Outdoor aquatic center. Soccer, baseball, softball fields. Tennis and basketball courts.

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No Escape Iowa

328 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.450.0566

Kid friendly, escape room, great for birthday parties.

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North Grand Cinema

2801 Grand Avenue, Suite 1300
Ames, IA 50010
515.715.1788

Luxury Movie Theatre. Laser projection, electric reclining seats. Orville Redenbacher popcorn, gourmet candies. Craft soda, beer, wine. Full bar. Sandwiches, appetizers, desserts. Independently Owned.

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North Grand Farmers’ Market

2801 N Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Locally grown, seasonal fresh vegetables, flowers, eggs, herbs, baked goods, jewelry, baskets and more. In JCPenney parking lot at North Grand Mall: Wed, 3-6pm | Sat, 8am-12:30pm, May through October.

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North Grand Mall

2801 Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.3679

JCPenney, Kohl’s, T.J. Maxx and a lineup of your favorite national and local specialty stores. Like us on Facebook to keep up with mall happenings.

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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

Perfect Games - Central Iowa's premier family entertainment center with 24 lanes of bowling, over 70 arcade games, 16ft tall kids play structure, 2 story laser-tag arena, sports bar, pizza restaurant.

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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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Premier Athlete Training

5820 W Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515.290.2145

24 hour functional fitness facility. Personal training. On-site infrared sauna & massage. Recovery nutrition window. Elite Sports Performance Training. Coaches possess elite level experience.

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Reiman Gardens

1407 S. University Blvd
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.2710

17-acre public botanical garden with tropical plant conservatory, butterfly wing (live butterflies), gift shop. Public events, annual changing displays. Private rentals and tours. Open all year round.

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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

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 snow tubing. Canoe, kayak and river tube floats, paintball, Gladiator Assault Challenge mud run. Meeting and event space seating 400.

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Snus Hill Winery

2183 320th St
Madrid, IA 50156
515.795.3535

Rural, peaceful, award-winning winery. Scenic views from multi-level decks. Gorgeous tree shaded lawn, tasting room & gift shop. Live music on Fridays & Sundays during warm weather. 10am-6pm, Wed-Sun.

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Special Olympics Iowa

551 SE Dovetail Rd
Grimes, IA 50111
515.986.5520

Visit soiowa.org and learn how to get involved. Volunteer, coach, donate, sponsor, participate in a fundraising event, attend a competition to cheer on our athletes. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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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

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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Trailside Rentals

326 W 2nd St
Madrid, IA 50156
515.230.6712

Rent bike, tandem trike or recumbent trike and ride High Trestle Trail! 10am-6pm weekends/holidays and by appt. Mon-Fri, May-Oct. Group rates. Guest House and Guest Suite for overnight accommodations.

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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.

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Zap Mobile Entertainment

515.512.9270

Iowa’s best laser tag experience featuring over 50 bunkers & 54 laser taggers. Birthdays, Fairs, Festivals, School Events, Fundraisers, Bachelor Parties and more!