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Rainy days are on their way! Get ready for April showers with these indoor activities to spend the perfect rainy day in Ames.


Discover what we love about Ames!

Here in Ames, we love to support local!

Take a stroll in @downtownames  and find some of best shopping Iowa has to offer. From thrifty finds to sustainable products, Ames has you covered😏

To find the best shopping in Ames, check out

#NTTW #ThisIsIowa
Ames and ISU are proud to host Odyssey of the Mind once again! For more than 40 years, the World Finals has showcased the hard work of millions of students from across the globe! What better place to host such an event?

Good luck to all those competing!
From iconic eats like @hickoryparkamesia to just-opened restaurants like @eljefeames , Ames has it all!🍗😄

Check out for all the best eats in Ames! 

📍Hickory Park Restaurant
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Welcome to Ames, Boys State Golf competitors! @theihsaa 

Check out the the link in bio for all the best restaurants and shopping in the area!
It's National Travel and Tourism Week🥳🗺
Explore some of the best views right here in Ames! Who says you have to travel far and wide to have the best adventures? Take the chance and explore your own backyard.

Visit, for more places to explore the great outdoors!

📍Ada Hayden Heritage Park
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This is the last weekend of Baby Animal Days at Center Grove Orchard! Enjoy the beautiful weather outside while spending time with the family! 
Bonus: there are cute farm animals😍
📍 @centergroveorchard
Brb, running to @provisionsames 🏃‍♀️

Check out a list of the 10 best places to eat in Ames! We promise you won't regret it😏
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It's World Baking Day 🥧

Head to Cooks' Emporium and check out all the baking and cooking necessities! From appliances to bakeware, they have it all!

📍 @cooksemporiumames
Welcome to Ames @specialolympicsia❤️💛

From May 16-18, the Summer Games begin! More than 2,600 athletes, 1,200 coaches and 2,000 volunteer groups will be participating in events on the campus of Iowa State University.

TODAY marks the Opening Ceremony for the games with a torch run bringing the Flame of Hope from downtown Des Moines to Hilton Coliseum!

Come show your support for the Summer Games all weekend long!
Welcome to life in the 515😊
Check out 515 Days on Main St. to see all that Ames has to offer!✨🌆
#amesiowa #discoverames #downtownames #localbusinesses


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