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Alluvial Brewing Company

3715 W 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 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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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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Brunnier Art Museum in the Iowa State Center

290 Scheman Bldg.
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.3342

The Brunnier Art Museum is the state's only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection, and one of the nation's few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex.

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Burgie’s Coffee and Tea Company

110 Airport Rd
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.9004

Burgie's is a local coffee shop sourcing beans from Ames' Windmill Coffee Roasters. Drip coffee, espresso-based beverages, shakes, smoothies, fresh baked pastries. Serving breakfast & lunch until 4pm.

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Campanile Tours

Central Campus
2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011

Tour the historic Campanile at Iowa State University. Each tour lasts about 45 minutes and begins at the base of the campanile. Work your way up to the very top where you'll see more than 40 bells.

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Chocolaterie Stam

230 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.0656

Walk in and be tempted by over 40 varieties of European chocolate bonbons, gelato, native Iowa wines, cookies and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of this unique chocolate and full-service coffee shop.

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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, glass wedding orders, memorial orders, corporate gifts and trophies. Workshops offered, register on website.

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Christian Petersen Art Museum

290 Scheman Bldg
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.3342

The Christian Petersen Art Museum is the home of the Christian Petersen Art Collection, the Art on Campus Program, and the University Museums’ Visual Literacy and Learning Program.

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Cooks’ Emporium

313 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
515.233.4272

At Cooks' Emporium, our mission is to provide inspiration and the tools to enable the at-home or professional chef in their creative passions. Be sure to check out the class schedule on our website!

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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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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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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 State University Agricultural Engineering and Agronomy (AEA) Research Farms

1308 U Ave
Boone, IA 50036

The AEA Research Farm hosts demonstrations focused on a variety of perennial crops.

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Iowa State University BioCentury Research Farm

1327 U Ave
Boone, IA 50036
515.296.6300

Learn about these unique facilities that enable the integration of biomass production, harvest, storage and conversion into one complete system.

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Iowa State University Dairy Farm

52470 260th St
Ames, IA 50014
515.296.4219

From the barns to the milking parlor, learn all the aspects of the new technologies and research in the area of diary sciences. Experience firsthand how milk goes from the farm to your table.

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Iowa State University Horticulture Research Station

55519 170th Street
Ames, IA 50010
515.232.4786

The horticulture station is home to extensive apple orchards, vineyards, fruit and vegetable plantings, turf grass research, ornamental plantings and a 15-acre lake.

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Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

914 Stange Rd
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.9279

Unmatched for providing students access to first-rate faculty advisors, top education curriculum, cutting-edge technologies in meat processing, opportunities to interact with industry representatives.

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Iowa State University, University Museums

1805 Center Dr
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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Mary Alice Gallery

Morrill Hall
603 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011

The Mary Alice Anderson Reinhardt gallery features student and faculty work and showcases collection objects in interpretive exhibitions. Students and faculty curate and install all of the exhibits.

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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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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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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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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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The Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom

23 MacKay Hall
2302 Osborn Dr
Ames, IA 50011
515.294.3330

A restaurant and classroom teaching operation within Iowa State's world-renowned hospitality management program. Students take responsibility for planning, preparing and serving each meal.