Macro Photography 3: Water


Take your close-up photography to the next level b...

Beginner Photography


Join professional photographer and instructor Mark...

Special Olympics Iowa Summer Games


The Summer Games are Special Olympics Iowa’s large...

Kids Story Time


Kids can enjoy books read aloud, crafts and activi...

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Smart Choice

welcome to ames — you've made a smart choice to visit!

Whether you're in town for business, to catch a game or just a quick visit, you'll enjoy an array of options to meet your needs and expenses. During the day you can find local shopping in our downtown boutiques. Hang out in one of our 35 woodland parks. Hop on our 55 miles of bike and pedestrian trails. Take a swing at one of our five different golf courses.