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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

Story County Conservation Center

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

Ames, IA Conservation Centers

Farm House Museum

Built in the 1860s as the first building at Iowa State Agricultural College and Model Farm. More than 6,000 pieces of Victorian decorative art and antique furnishings.

Ames, IA Museums

Brunnier Art Museum

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

Ames, IA Museums

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

Things to do near Ames, IA

Jester Park Golf Club -Jester Park

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Newton Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Collection of native and introduced trees and plants used to beautify Iowa's landscape. Annuals, perennials, hostas, roses, o...

Colfax Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Newton Kart Klub

Enjoy weekend races on this 1/8 mile dirt oval go-cart track....