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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!

Furman Aquatic Center opens today just in time for Memorial Day weekend ☀️

Enjoy the long weekend with the family and have some fun in the sun!
📍 Furman Aquatic Center
Don't miss your chance to witness the magic LIVE!
Join Christian Manahl May 25th for a mind-bending performance of comedy and magic suitable for all ages. ✨
📍 @amescityauditorium
Good luck on your second day, Girls State Golf competitors! @ighsau ⛳️

#IGHSAU #Boone
Cheers to the weekend🍻
Wind down the week by checking out Ames' local breweries and wineries! Visit, for the best brews in the heart of Iowa😆
📍 @alluvialbrewing 
#NTTW #ThisIsIowa
For more information regarding parking for the George Strait concert on May 25 check out the link in bio.
Spend your Saturday morning with @amesfarmersmarket!
Check out the fresh produce from local Ames farmers, delicious food and drink, and musical entertainment! 

#NTTW #ThisIsIowa
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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