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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, Sunday, October 11, a community event that has become an Ames Fall tradition.


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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 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 Ford Lincoln

123 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.1913

At Ames Ford Lincoln we promise you our best price upfront and in writing, a relaxed shopping experience, a non-commissioned sales staff and a 7-day return and 30-day exchange policy. Buy happy.


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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 1-5pm, Sat. 10am-4pm.


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Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market

300-400s Block of Main Street
(In Tom Evans Plaza)
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 Silversmithing

220 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0080

Designers and creators of fine jewelry in gold, silver and platinum. The finest selection of diamonds, gemstones and cultured pearls in the area.


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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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Antiques Iowa

1639 Broad St
Story City, IA 50248
515.733.9311

Iowa's largest antique mall on Interstate 35 north of Des Moines. Open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our 18,000 sq. ft. mall is full of collectibles, vintage items and antiques from over 125 dealers.


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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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Barefoot Campus Outfitter

2306 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
515-203-8752

Barefoot Campus Outfitter - Your one stop shop for all your ISU fan gear! Catch the cyclONE spirit with Barefoot! Local vibes. Your life.


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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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Campustown Spirit

2320 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014
402.730.8631

Shop Campustown Spirit for licensed Cyclone apparel and spirit merchandise. Conveniently located at 2320 Lincoln and online at campustownspirit.com.


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Celebrations Party and Rental Store

120 Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.268.9333

Party supplies, greeting cards and gifts. Large selection of rental items for special events including chairs, tables, linens, chair covers, centerpieces and more.


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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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Coe’s Floral and Gifts

2619 Northridge Pkwy
Ames, IA 50010
515.292.5432

We are a full-service florist and home decor store. We specialize in unique and outstanding fresh and floral silk arrangements for everyday, weddings and special events.


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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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Cooks’ Emporium

313 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4272

Kitchenware for creative cooking. Answers to all of your cooking needs. Private cooking classes on how to make everyday cooking, spectacular!


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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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Dashing Boutique

218 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.6179

Discover a unique boutique in the heart of downtown Ames! From sterling silver, and fashion jewelry to bags, wallets and more, there's something for everyone.


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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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Dogtown University

217 Welch Ave
Ames, IA 50014
515.296.4651

Iowa State apparel. Unique designs. Custom screen printing and embroidery.


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Emerhoff’s Footwear

215 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.3473

Men's and women's shoes, handbags and accessories, specializing in hard-to-fit sizes and widths.


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Everts Flowers, Home & Gifts

329 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.5634

Premier Ames area florist since 1922. Unparalleled lines of permanent florals and hand selected fresh cut flowers. Vast displays of home interiors and gifts for all occasions.


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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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George White Chevrolet

1719 South High Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.2211

Over 45 years in the automotive business. Local family owned and operated. We make all your automotive needs easy.


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Gilger Designs

236 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0678

Gilger's family owned art gallery is where you'll find truly unique jewelry and art that's in a league of its own. Think green and turn your old gold into attention grabbing one-of-a-kind originals.


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Grey Elephant

404 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4941

Unique and stylish women's clothing boutique in downtown Ames offering chic and affordable clothing and accessories. New items arriving every week!


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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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Hy-Vee Drugstore

500 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9855

Voted Best Pharmacy in Story County for 10 years in a row! Large selection of Iowa State merchandise, wine and spirits and gift items!


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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 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 Book Store

2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.5684

Shop the Iowa State University Book Store for your Iowa State clothing and gift needs, plus course materials, art and office supplies, computer supplies and general books.


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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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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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JAX Outdoor Gear

4723 W Lincoln Way
Ames , IA 50014
515.292.2276

We supply quality sporting goods, gear, and apparel for outdoor enthusiasts and athletes of all ages. Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing a courteous and enjoyable shopping experience.


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Little Woods Herbs & Teas

136 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.38338

Artisan tea & spice blender with herbalist roots. Enjoy a brewed cup or stock up on loose leaf teas, wellness blends, culinary spices, medicinal herbs, apothecary supplies and more.


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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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Miss Meyer’s Clothing Consignment

432 5th St
Ames , IA 50010
515.232.3261

Located in downtown Ames. Women's Clothing Consignment that is current, clean and cute in a boutique setting. "Best of Story County" winner 3 years running!


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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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North Grand Mall

2801 Grand Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.3679

JCPenney, Younkers, 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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PhotoSynthesis

317 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.8050

Exclusive ISU and Ames metal art, photo gifts, canvas, slate and more! Do more with your photos. Stop by to see what we can print on for you!


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Portobello Road

122 Welch Ave
Ames , IA 50014
515.292.2718

Portobello Road is a unique and trendy fashion, gift and decor boutique located in Campustown.


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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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Quilting Connection

238 Main St
Ames , IA 50010
515.233.3048

Retail shop selling quality fabric and supplies. Classes available. Husqvarna Viking sewing machine sales and service. More than 10,000 bolts of fabric. Knowledgeable, friendly staff.


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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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Sam’s Club

305 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9750

Legendary service with wholesale prices. Come check out our top notch fresh departments, tires, photo, cell phones and more with our low prices for greater savings.


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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 t0 400.


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Skunk River Cycles

308 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0322

New and used bicycles, repairs, auto carriers and shipping. Everything needed for a great cycling experience. Voted "Best Bike Shop of Story County." Featuring Cannondale, Raleigh and Marin cycles.


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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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Target

320 S Duff Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.663.9500

Target Corporation serves guests in 49 states nationwide and at Target.com. We're committed to providing a fun and convenient shopping experience, with unique products at affordable prices.


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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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Treats On A Leash

216 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4592

Dog bakery and pet specialty store featuring healthy, nutritious dog and cat food and treats. Unique items for pets and pet lovers. Saturday events include in-store meet & greets! Leashed pets welcome


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Très Teal

314 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.8325

A women’s clothing boutique that provides fashionable clothing, accessories and gifts for those who want to be stylish and original. Our staff personally assists every customer who walks in the door.


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Nature’s Touch Jewelry

311 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.6179

A unique jewelry boutique! From sterling silver, freshwater pearls, fashion jewelry to bags, purses and wallets. We feature designers from across the country. Jewelry repair and hand-knotting.


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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.


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Wheatsfield Cooperative

413 Northwestern Ave
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4094

Full-service natural foods grocery store featuring produce, grocery, bulk, wine and beer, wellness, cheeses, meats, a deli and bakery, and more. Over 100 local producers featured. Everyone can shop!


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Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop

213 Duff Ave
Ames , IA 50010
515.956.3145

Specialty store focused on backyard bird feeding and nature. Products include bird feeders, baths, binoculars, hardware, garden decor and more.


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Worldly Goods

223 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4568

Worldly Goods is a retail store assisted by volunteers that showcases fair-trade items from around the world. Come see our scarves, find that perfect greeting card or that favorite chocolate bar!


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Zylstra Harley-Davidson

1930 E 13th St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.6223

Harley-Davidson dealer proud to be in Ames since 1994. Committed to excellence, we offer the best in service, selection and making you feel right at home! Authorized H-D rental location.