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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 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 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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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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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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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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JAX Outdoor Gear

4723 W Lincoln Way
Ames , IA 50014
515.292.2276

JAX provides quality sporting goods, gear & apparel for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes of all ages. Knowledgeable staff provides a courteous and enjoyable shopping experience. Ames original since 1955.

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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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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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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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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.