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Iowa State University
Iowa State University
Attraction type: Educational sites
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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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Brunnier Art Museum
Brunnier Art Museum
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Furman Aquatic Center
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Octagon Center for the Arts
Octagon Center for the Arts
Owner description: The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. The Octagon serves more... more Owner description: The Octagon Center for the Arts is a non-profit community art organization. The Octagon has been a cornerstone of the cultural scene in Ames since 1966. The Octagon serves more than 30,000 people annually through education classes and outreach programs, rotating exhibits, retail gallery shop, and special events such as the annual Octagon Art Festival less
Attraction type: Art Galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Hickory Park Restaurant
Hickory Park Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 187 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Cafe
The Cafe
Ranked #2 of 187 Restaurants in Ames
Price: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO
Great Plains Sauce & Dough CO
Ranked #3 of 187 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Aunt Maude's
Aunt Maude's
Ranked #4 of 187 Restaurants in Ames
Cuisines: American
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin Bay
Dublin Bay
Ranked #5 of 187 Restaurants in Ames
Price: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Ames
2.5 of 5
Red Roof Inn Ames
$66 - $156
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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2.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Express Ames
$111 - $196
Ranked #1 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center At Isu
$99 - $189
Ranked #2 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS University Park Inn & Suites
$106 - $190
Ranked #3 of 20 Hotels in Ames
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