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Ames, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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 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

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

Things to do near Ames, IA

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Sixty-acre park features nine-hole, par-three golf course, go-karts, miniature golf, driving range, batting range, climbing w...

Hill Golf Course, The

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Urbandale Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

Learn about Iowa military history from 1846 to the present. See uniforms, flags, trench art, small arms, artillery, UH-1 "Hue...

American Legion Memorial Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...