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June 23, 2023

It’s picnic season, folks! If you’re wondering about the best places to enjoy nature and eat aesthetically pleasing food, we got you covered.   Load your car up

June 16, 2023

Independence Day is right around the corner! Get excited for the spectacular fireworks show sponsored by Discover Ames community grant dollars. When and where The Ames community fireworks

June 13, 2023

Father’s deserve the world. So don’t shop online for that special Dad! You’ll find the perfect gift in Ames.   Moorman Clothier Everyone needs an outfit they look

June 5, 2023

Are you in need of some new summer clothing? Look no further! Here are a few of the best places to shop this summer In Ames.   Barefoot

May 31, 2023

There is music in the air all summer long in Ames! Here is an A-Z Summer Music Guide with some of the best places you can find live

May 18, 2023

If you love Downtown Ames and supporting your community, then the Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market is the thing for you. Check out a few of our favorite

May 9, 2023

Calling all those who live, work, and play in the 515 area code! Downtown Ames is hosting 515 Week, a weeklong celebration filled with different events happening each

May 9, 2023

We bleed cardinal and gold – and wear it, most of the time, too. Check out these shops to gear up in our two favorite colors. Dogtown University

May 5, 2023

This year, Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday which means it’s the perfect reason to get out of the house and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine (and a

April 26, 2023

Celebrate family and friendship this Mother’s Day! It’s fast approaching, and the nicer weather reminds us to be grateful for those around us. Whether you’re having a girls’

April 26, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it’s a great time to think about ways to take a mental health break. Take this opportunity to escape the frantic

April 20, 2023

Barbecue: where savory meats meet sweet sauces. May is National Barbecue Month, and what better way to celebrate than by checking out Ames’ local BBQ spots? Whether you

April 13, 2023

April 22 is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than by admiring all of Earth’s beauty? Head to these dreamy spots to appreciate the best views

April 7, 2023

The long-awaited return of spring is here! And Reiman Gardens has a month full of activities to celebrate. Spring Enchantment All month in April be on the lookout

April 7, 2023

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

March 30, 2023

Looking to let someone else do the cooking for your Easter Sunday celebrations? Come hungry – these Ames restaurants will be open and ready to serve you! Café

March 28, 2023

Spring cleaning is right around the corner! Before you start scrubbing, level up your cleaning game with new products from these local stores in Ames. Nook & Nest

March 16, 2023

Watching the Cyclones with a crowd of fans is always more fun than at home, but when you can’t make it in person, here are some places around


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