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Ames, Iowa

  • 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 leaders...
    Iowa State University

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Brunnier Art Museum

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

Ames, IA Museums

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 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

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

Things to do near Ames, IA

Boone Golf & Country Club

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

Des Moines Golf & Country Club -North

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

Carl and Evelyn Wilson Nature Preserve

Two-acre reconstructed prairie, with 75 flower species, grasses, native woodland and butterfly garden....

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

Hop aboard the tourist line railroad, which travels 15 miles (dinner and dessert trains travel 22 miles) through the beautifu...

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...