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Iowa State University
Iowa State University
Attraction type: Educational Sites
Reiman Gardens
Reiman Gardens
Enchanting, 14-acre garden with new display annually; inside find a live, exotic butterfly exhibit and gardens that change seasonally; private rentals available.
Attraction type: Gardens
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Seven Oaks Recreation
Seven Oaks Recreation(Boone)
Owner description: Seven Oaks, “Your Destination for Outdoor Recreation” offers a wide range of activities, many unique to Iowa, including snow boarding, skiing, snow tubing, river floats and more... more Owner description: Seven Oaks, “Your Destination for Outdoor Recreation” offers a wide range of activities, many unique to Iowa, including snow boarding, skiing, snow tubing, river floats and more. We provide fun and relaxation for diverse ages that want to socialize and participate in the great outdoors to remain mentally and physically healthy. Seven Oaks is a family owned and operated “beginner friendly” resort for individuals and groups of all sizes. less
Attraction type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas; Water sports
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Antique Carousel
Antique Carousel(Story City)
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Iowa Arboretum
Iowa Arboretum(Madrid)
Owner description: A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living... more Owner description: A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living Plants' showcasing hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in a tranquil scenic setting. The Iowa Arboretum displays a large and diverse display of plants that can be successfully grown in Iowa. Grounds are open daily from sunrise to sunset year round. less
Attraction type: Gardens
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Cafe
The Cafe
Ranked #1 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Hickory Park Restaurant
Hickory Park Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizze
Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizze
Ranked #3 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: Pizza
Chocolaterie Stam
Chocolaterie Stam
Ranked #4 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO
Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO
Ranked #5 of 165 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Comfort Inn
2.0 of 5
Comfort Inn
$94 - $144
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Story City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Iowa House Hotel - Ames
3.0 of 5
Iowa House Hotel - Ames
$109 - $159
Ranked #1 of 4 Ames B&B and Inns
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BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
$122 - $168
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Ames
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Holiday Inn Express Ames
2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Ames
$111 - $192
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Ames
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