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  • Jackson Krile
    RE/MAX Real Estate Center
    Ames, Iowa is a vibrant and charming city located in the heart of Story County. Home to Iowa State University, Ames boasts a unique blend of culture, history, and natural beauty that make it a must-see destination for visitors. Here are the top five best must-see attractions and places to go in Ames, all within a short drive from Ankeny and Des Moines.

    Reiman Gardens - This stunning botanical garden is a must-see destination for nature lovers and gardening enthusiasts. Featuring a wide variety of plant species from around the world, as well as a range of art installations and outdoor exhibits, visitors can explore themed gardens, including a butterfly garden, a rose garden, and a herb garden. The garden also features a gift shop and a cafe, making it a perfect spot for a day trip.

    Jack Trice Stadium - Home to the Iowa State Cyclones football team, Jack Trice Stadium is a must-visit destination for sports fans. The stadium features a capacity of over 61,000 spectators and is named after the first African American athlete at Iowa State University. Visitors can take a guided tour of the stadium and learn about its history and significance.

    Octagon Center for the Arts - This unique arts center features a range of exhibits and events that showcase local and regional artists. The center is housed in a historic octagonal building and features a range of galleries, studios, and classrooms. Visitors can take classes, attend workshops, or simply explore the art on display.

    Furman Aquatic Center - This state-of-the-art aquatic center features a range of amenities, including multiple pools, water slides, and diving boards. The center also features a concession stand and picnic areas, making it a perfect spot for a family outing or a day of fun in the sun.

    Ames Main Street Cultural District - Located in downtown Ames, the Main Street Cultural District features a range of shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Visitors can explore the district's historic buildings and architecture, attend concerts and festivals, or simply enjoy a meal or a drink at one of the many local establishments.

    In conclusion, Ames offers a diverse range of must-see attractions and destinations for visitors to explore, each with its own unique charm and appeal. From botanical gardens and football stadiums to arts centers and cultural districts, there is something for everyone to discover in this beautiful and fascinating city, all within a short drive from Ankeny and Des Moines.
  • Jackson Krile
    RE/MAX Real Estate Center
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    Ames, IA
    Campustown is the hot spot for the college community in Ames. Wednesday through Saturday, catch the variety of local food trucks on the corners of Chamberlain Street and Welch Avenue on your way to or from the variety of bars, all placed within a two block radius. If you want a "local feel" and a variety of drink options, hit Welch Ave Station bar which is the oldest of the bar selections on Welch and a local favorite especially on game days. If you're looking for a sit-down food joint with a mellow atmosphere, be sure to check out Stomping Grounds Cafe and Cafe Beaudelaire. Both are within walking distance from the center of Campustown.

    Aside from food and drink, Campustown is conveniently located across from Iowa State University. Walk down Lincoln Way and stop in Barefoot Campus Outfitter or the Campustown Spirit Store to grab some Cyclone gear! Cross over Lincoln way and you're standing on one of the top 25 most beautiful campuses in the country, according to the Des Moines Register and other sources.

    What I love about Campustown is convenience and location. When you are living in Campustown, you are within a 10 minute walk or drive from everything Ames and Iowa State University have to offer! Food, nightlife, ISU athletics, the university, the list goes on and on! Whether you are in a house, an apartment or even living in the greek community, you are surrounded by activities.

    Campustown is also filled with single-family homes! While Campustown is generally known as a student-living area, surrounding neighborhoods and streets are filled with families. It is truly a unique and diverse area of people and that is part of the reason why this is such a great place in the city of Ames.
  • Jackson Krile
    RE/MAX Real Estate Center
    Ask Jackson a question about Ames.
    Ames, IA
    Built out of concrete and steel from bottom to top, Hilton Coliseum is one of the loudest arena's in the nation. There are only a few places in the country where the fans can get this close to the players on the floor. The fan base here in Ames is one of the nation's largest (and loudest) according to many reputable sports announcers, such as Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale. Players from opposing teams and even our very own Cyclones say they can physically feel the floor shake and it's no surprise...the decibel meter in Hilton has been recorded up to 109 decibels (almost as loud as standing next to a jet engine)! The passionate fans, the atmosphere, and the experience of singing "Sweet Caroline" with the fans after a Cyclones win - it's truly an experience you must try when visiting Ames.
  • Julie Clark
    RE/MAX Real Estate Center
    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 expense account. During the day you can find local shopping treasures in our downtown boutiques. Hang out in one of our 35 woodland parks. Hop on more than 30 miles of bike and pedestrian trails. Take a swing at one of our five different golf courses. Or do what we do best and cheer for the best college teams in the nation! Ames has been awarded many top rankings online from #1 college town, to the lowest unemployment in the country and some of the top schools in the state. You will find Ames is a wonderful place to call home.

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    2704 Stange Road
    Ames, IA 50010

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    Gilbert, IA 50105

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    Story City, IA 50248