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Story County Conservation Center

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

Ames, IA Conservation Centers

Brunnier Art Museum

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

Ames, IA Museums

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

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

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

Things to do Museums near Ames, IA

Kate Shelley Railroad Museum and Park

Restored depot where visitors learn the dramatic story of 15-year-old Kate Shelley's warning of upcoming danger to a passenge...

Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum

Two museums house artifacts from the Ankeny area, including military items, several period rooms, a school room with historic...

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 Victori...

Watson's Grocery Store Museum

Watson's Grocery Store Museum, built in 1895 and continuously operated until the mid 1980's, is a rare slice of late Victoria...