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Ames, Iowa

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Reiman Gardens

Beautiful, educational display garden features 5,000 square-foot indoor conervatory with changing displays, and butterfly flight house with more than 50 exotic and native butterfly species. Enjoy the herb garden, wetland garden,home demonstration garden, children'

Ames, IA Gardens

Story County Conservation Center

This 200-acre park, headquarters of the Conservation Board'

Ames, IA Conservation Centers

Octagon Center for the Arts

Local, regional and national art exhibitions and juried art shows, classes and workshops for all ages. Octagon Shop offers Midwestern arts and crafts for sale. The Octagon's Art Festival is held each September.

Ames, IA Art Centers

Iowa State University

Ranked among the 25 most beautiful campuses in the nation, this university setting includes historic and contemporary buildings and more than 450 art sculptures. Internationally recognized for leadership in science and technology education and research, it is the birthplace of the world'

Ames, IA Universities

Iowa State Center

Four-building conference, athletic and performing arts complex. Stephens Auditorium is a 2,747-seat performing arts facility selected as Iowa's "Building of the Century" by the American Institute of Architects. Also includes Hilton Coliseum, Fisher

Ames, IA State Centers

Things to do near Ames, IA

Story Theatre/Grand Opera House

Visit the oldest continuously running theater in Iowa. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored oper...

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Le

Learn about Iowa's rich prairie heritage. See wildlife, native flowers and grasses, elk and buffalo along auto tour and foot ...

Terrace Hill

This opulent 1869 Victorian mansion, a National Historic Landmark and home of Iowa's governor, was built by Iowa's first mill...

Brunnier Art Museum

Art exhibitions; glass, ceramics and art from eastern and western cultures; gallery talks; children's programs....

Perry Golf & Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...