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					                                               Ames convention & visitors bureau
                                               1601 golden Aspen dr, ste 110
                                               Ames, iA 50010

                                                                                                                                                     i 515.232.4032 i 800.288.7470

photos (from top, left to right): Front cover: campustown, photo by cambridge House photography; reiman Gardens, photo by cambridge House photography;
cyclone football team, courtesy of iowa state university Athletic Department; octagon Art Festival in the main street cultural District. Back cover: reiman
Gardens; cy at Hilton coliseum, courtesy of iowa state university Athletic Department; iowa state center courtyard; Beardshear Hall, iowa state university.

                                                                                                                        welcome to
                                                                                                                       located in the heartland, Ames is the ideal destination for
                                                                                                                       your next trip. As a university community, Ames is known
                                                                                                                       for its cutting-edge technology, entertainment options, clean
                                                                                                                       environment and safe, friendly neighborhoods. enjoy your visit!
                                                                                                                       Home to iowA stAte university                       cultural District to north Grand mall and the
                                                                                                                       each year, more than 27,900 students,               trendy campustown, our community has a
                                                                                                                       come from all 50 states and more than               great combination of one-of-a-kind shops and
                                                                                                                       100 countries, bringing a variety of cultural       popular stores.
                                                                                                                       experiences to the Ames community. As a
                                                                                                                       leader in technology and research, iowa             explore tHe outdoors
                                                                                                                       state has been named one of the top college         enjoy our beautiful community with over 35
                                                                                                                       destinations in the 2009-2010 college               woodland parks and 55 miles of bike and
                                                                                                                       Destinations index.                                 pedestrian paths. Work on your swing at one
                                                                                                                                                                           of the great local golf courses. Join us this
                                                                                                                       experience greAt dining                             summer as Ames debuts its new Furman
                                                                                                                       Get ready to awaken your taste buds. Ames           Aquatic center featuring a lazy river, zero-
                                                                                                                       has a collection of restaurants that are sure to    depth entry pool and more.
                                                                                                                       satisfy your palate. From the finest barbeque
                                                                                                                       in the midwest, to premium steaks, great pizza      Ames is also home to the spectacular and
                                                                                                                       and fresh sushi, you’ll enjoy dining in Ames.       breathtaking reiman Gardens. With 14 acres
                                                                                                                                                                           of indoor and outdoor gardens and a 2,500
                                                                                                                       enjoy some sHopping                                 sq. ft. Butterfly Wing, you will always see
                                                                                                                                                                           something new.
     tAble of contents                                                                                                 For the complete shopping experience, Ames
                                                                                                                       is the place for you. From the main street
     Accommodations .................................... 4
     dining ....................................................... 8
     shopping ................................................ 12
     iowa state university ........................... 16                                                             We’re Here to Help
     Ames Hotel and dining map ................. 18                                                                   Stop by our expanded Ames/ISU Visitor               Need help scheduling your next event,
                                                                                                                      Information Booth on your next trip to Ames.        vacation, class reunion or wedding? Contact
     calendar of events ............................... 20
                                                                                                                      It’s conveniently located on University Blvd.,      the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau at
     Attractions & entertainment services.... 24                                                                      northeast of Jack Trice Stadium. Ambassadors        515.232.4032 or toll-free at 800.288.7470.
     sports & recreation .............................. 26                                                            are available weekdays 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. to
     transportation ....................................... 28                                                        provide visitor information. Visitor campus         For 24 hour access to our local event calendar
     Additional Area businesses ................. 30                                                                  parking permits are available. They also have a     and Ames area information, check out
                                                                                                                      great selection of local brochures and coupons.
photos (from top): Durham Bandshell in Bandshell park; cyclone football at Jack trice stadium, courtesy of the iowa
state Athletic Department; stephens Auditorium, photo by Daniel Francis.
                                                                                                                      For visitor information, call 515.294.5583.
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                                                                                                   amEs HotELs                                           days inn                                       Grandstay Residential
      Welcome to Ames,                                                                                                                                  229 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010                  suites & Hotel
                                                                                                   americinn                                            515.232.0280 or 800.329.7466                    1606 s Kellogg ave, ames, ia 50010
      where hospitality is                                                                         2507 sE 16th st, ames, ia 50010            
                                                                                                                                                        Located in the heart of Ames, our hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                        515.232.8363 or 877.388.staY
      our focus. Whether                                                                           515.233.1005 or 800.634.3444
                                                                                                                                                        has been extensively remodeled to make          Nightly, weekly or monthly. Studios, one and
                                                                                                                                                        your stay even better. Walk to numerous
      you are here for                                                                             Travelers will find just what they’re looking for
                                                                                                   here. Complimentary continental breakfast,
                                                                                                                                                        restaurants, Target, movie theater, bowling
                                                                                                                                                                                                        two-bedroom suites available; with kitchen,
                                                                                                                                                                                                        living area, and complimentary high-speed
                                                                                                                                                        and Main Street shopping. Microwaves
      work or play,                                                                                dry cleaning service and heated indoor pool.         and refrigerators available upon request.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Internet. Gourmet Express Breakfast, indoor
                                                                                                                                                                                                        pool, whirlpool, exercise room and outdoor
                                                                                                   We provide the benefits of home including
      you’ll experience                                                                            high-speed wireless Internet and fireplaces
                                                                                                                                                        Complimentary Daybreak breakfast, high-
                                                                                                                                                        speed wireless Internet, HBO and local
                                                                                                                                                                                                        sport court area. Connected to Old Chicago.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   10% off best available rate
                                                                                                   available in our suites.
      our Midwestern                                                                                                                                    phone calls. Meeting room seats 25.
                                                                                                                                                                    $5 off rack rate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    when booked.

      generosity firsthand.                                                                        Best Western University Park                                                                         Hampton inn
                                                                                                   inn & suites                                         Econo Lodge                                     1400 s dayton Pl, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                   2500 University Blvd                                 (formerly Heartland inn)                        515.239.9999 or 800.426.7866
                                                                                                   ames, ia 50010                                       2600 sE 16th st, ames, ia 50010       
                                                                                                   515.296.2500 or 800.WEstERn                          515.233.6060                                    Our promise to you includes a clean,
                                                                                                                                                                          comfortable hotel room. In fact, we have 76
                                                                                                                                                                            of them! If you’re traveling with your family,
                                                                                                   universityparkinnandsuites                           86-room hotel. Relax on our Serta pillow top
                                                                                                   Our guests enjoy incredible value, excellent                                                         you may opt for a room with two beds. Or, if
                                                                                                                                                        beds. Indulge in our free sunshine breakfast.   you’re here by yourself, why not book a room
                                                                                                   amenities and a convenient location to area          Refresh in our indoor pool and sauna.
                                                                                                   attractions, businesses and ISU. Enjoy                                                               with a plush, king-sized bed. So, stretch out
                                                                                                                                                        Connect with free Wi-Fi in every room. Two      and relax! Hospitality’s what we do best!
                                                                                                   complimentary hot breakfast, fully appointed         room whirlpool suites & Cy hospitality room
                                                                                                   guest rooms, indoor swimming pool, hot tub,          available. Recently renovated.
                                                                                                   exercise facility, high-speed Internet and                      15% off rack rate.                   Hilton Garden inn ames
                                                                                                   meeting space (accommodates up to 60).                                                               1325 dickinson ave
                                                                                                               15% off rack rate.                                                                       ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                        Fairfield Inn & Suites                          515.233.8000 or 877.782.9444
                                                                                                   comfort inn                                          by marriott                           
                                                                                                   1605 s dayton Pl, ames, ia 50010                     2137 isaac newton dr and sE 16th st             Newest hotel in Ames! Full service hotel
                                                                                                   515.232.0689 or 800.4cHoicE                          ames, ia 50010                                  featuring 112 upscale guest rooms and
                                                                                                                515.232.4000 or 800.228.2800                    suites, the Great American Grill restaurant,
                                                                                                   iowa-ia023                                                  indoor pool, whirlpool, and state of the art
                                                                                                   The perfect place for business and leisure                                                           Precor fitness center. 2,300 sq. ft. meeting
                                                                                                                                                        dsmai-fairfield-inn-and-suites-ames             and banquet space available.
                                                                                                   travelers. Just minutes from ISU, local              Come stay with us. Our facility is 100%
                                                                                                   recreation hotspots and area restaurants.                                                                        Receive a complimentary
                                                                                                                                                        smoke-free and features 76 guest rooms and                  suite upgrade.
                                                                                                   Enjoy free Comfort Sunshine breakfast, relax         suite options. Complimentary continental
                                                                                                   in the indoor heated pool and hot tub and            breakfast with Jimmy Dean breakfast
                                                                                                   receive free high-speed wireless Internet            sandwiches, free high-speed wireless            Holiday inn ames
                                                                                                   access in your room.
                                                                                                                15% off rack rate.
                                                                                                                                                        Internet, spacious business center and          conference center
                                                                                                                                                        indoor pool.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2609 University Blvd
                                                                                                                                                                    $10 off rack rate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                   country inn & suites                                                                                 515.268.8808 or 888.HoLidaY
                                                                                                   by carlson                                           Gateway Hotel &                       
                                                                                                                                                                                                        What the seasoned traveler has come
                                                                                                   2605 sE 16th st, ames, ia 50010                      conference center                               to expect. We offer deluxe amenities
                                                                                                   515.233.3935 or 800.456.4000                         2100 Green Hills dr, ames, ia 50014             with well-appointed corporate or family
                                                                                                                    515.292.8600 or 800.FoR.amEs                    accommodations. With spacious meeting and
                                                                                                   With 78 spacious guest rooms and suites,                                                             banquet facilities for any event from 10 to
                                                                                                   comfortable amenities, great service and   
                                                                                                                                                        Iowa’s premier full service, independent        600 people. Our Cardinal Cafe and Bar can
                                                                                                   choice location, we’re the place to stay                                                             offer a cozy dinner, hearty breakfast, room
                                                                                                   during your next trip. Our fitness center, pool,     hotel. The experienced staff at Gateway
                                                                                                                                                        can expertly handle every detail of your        service or catering for your special event.
                                                                                                   whirlpool and business center provide all the
                                                                                                   comforts of the office and home. Guests can          business meeting, conference, family
                                                                                                   enjoy free continental breakfast, hotel-wide         vacation, wedding or weekend getaway. Our
                                                                                                   wireless Internet and guest laundry facilities.      187 guestrooms and suites are elegantly
                                                                                                                                                        appointed, creating a comfortable, relaxing
                                                                                                                10% off rack rate.

                                                                                                     From bed and breakfasts to full-service hotels, Ames has an abundance
                                                                                                     of places to stay that fit any budget. With 1,400 guest rooms to choose
Photos (from top): Hilton Garden Inn Ames; Quality Inn & Suites Starlight Village; Country Inn &
Suites by Carlson                                                                                    from, you’ll always be close to the action.
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Holiday inn Express
Hotel & suites
2600 E 13th st, ames, ia 50010
                                                         AMEs Rolls out thE REd CARPEt
515.232.2300 or 888.HoLidaY
                                                         look for the     throughout this guide to
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Breakfast Bar now features hot entrees, our              receive special offers at all your favorite local places.
exclusive cinnamon rolls and much more. Our
Simply Smart Bedding Collection will have you
waking up feeling refreshed and recharged.               Offers not valid with any other offer, coupon or discount; subject to availability and individual business’ discretion. Offers valid through February 28, 2011
Come check us out.

Hotel memorial Union,
                                                    super 8 motel                                            Enjoy our farm. Peace and quiet only one mile              90). 119 guestrooms and over 6,000 square
iowa state University                               1418 s dayton Pl, ames, ia 50010                         from Ames. Two bedrooms, kitchenette, shared               ft. of meeting space. Grand Ballroom can
2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50011                                                                             bath with composting toilet. (Breakfast not                accommodate up to 350 guests.
                                                    515.232.6510                                             included) $60.                                                         Free meeting room rental on
515.296.6848 or 800.433.3449
                                                                                                                                                            your next meeting.                                  Located near US Hwy 30 and Interstate 35.
Charming rooms in a historic building located
on Iowa State’s campus. Complimentary
                                                    Our 60-room hotel offers cable TV/ESPN/HBO,               aREa HotELs
                                                    free high-speed wireless Internet, free local                                                                       Fairfield Inn &
parking and high-speed Internet access.             and toll-free calls and complimentary breakfast.
Meeting and conference facilities available.                                                                 Baymont inn & suites - Boone                               suites - ankeny
                                                    Refrigerators and microwaves in some rooms.
Book store, bowling/billiards, convenience          Large vehicle parking with outside outlets.              1745 sE marshall st                                        215 nE delaware ave
store, post office. Open to the public. Centrally   Adjacent to restaurant. Minutes from ISU and             Boone, ia 50036                                            ankeny, ia 50021
located in Ames and ideal for access to             downtown Ames. Pets welcome; fee applies.                                                                           515.965.8400
campus-wide events & Campustown.                                                                             515.432.8168
                                                                15% off rack rate.                                                                            
                                                                                                             10 miles west of ISU and Ames. 100% non-                   dsmak-fairfield-inn-and-suites-ankeny
microtel inn & suites                                                                                        smoking facility. 59-room hotel with 7 suites.             Offering comfortable guest rooms at a superior
2216 sE 16th st, ames, ia 50010                                                                              Includes complimentary breakfast, business                 value. All of our rooms come equipped with
515.233.4444 or 877.422.5250                        amEs BEd &                                               center, indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise facility,         a microwave and refrigerator in them for
                                                                                                                                                                        your convenience. Enjoy the Early Eats                                                                                           meeting room, free HBO and high-speed
Enjoy a quality hotel room at a discount hotel      BREaKFasts                                               Internet.                                                  complimentary hot breakfast.
price. 66 rooms, with suites available. A                                                                               10% off best rate when
restaurant within walking distance, meeting         iowa House Historic inn                                             reservation is made.                            super 8 - Boone
room that seats 50 and complimentary                405 Hayward ave                                                                                                     1715 story st, Boone, ia 50036
continental breakfast. Book a room with us for
                                                    ames, ia 50014                                           Budget inn & suites - nevada                               515.432.8890
quality and unmatched service!                                                                               1521 s G ave, nevada, ia 50201
                                                                               515.382.5588                                               We offer 53 well-appointed rooms, with free
                                                    Historic inn located near Campustown. A                                             high-speed wireless Internet and hair dryers.
                                                    wonderful blend of hotel luxury and small town           FREE continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, kids                    Our staff is always ready to handle all of your
                                                    hospitality. Breakfast included with each night’s        12 & under. Rooms with microwaves and                      travel needs. We look forward to serving you.
  For more information                              stay. Prominently featuring local Iowa artists’
                                                    works throughout inn.
                                                                                                             refrigerators. Suites with three queen beds. Hot
                                                                                                             tub & king suites available.
                                                                                                                                                                        super 8 - story city
  check out                                                      15% off loft rental.
                                                                                                                                                                        515 Factory outlet dr
                                                                                                             comfort inn - story city                                   story city, ia 50248                                                                                         425 timberland dr                                          515.733.5281 or 800.800.8000
                                                    monteBello Bed &                                         story city, ia 50248                             
                                                    Breakfast inn                                            515.733.6363                                               Located near Interstate 35 (Exit 124). 42
                                                    3535 s 530th ave, ames, ia 50010                                      rooms. Two-story, center corridor. Internet
                                                    515.296.2181                                             iowa-ia098                                                 access, SuperStar Breakfast, restaurant
Quality inn & suites                                                     60 room hotel with indoor pool and whirlpool.              adjacent, handicapped accessible, free
                                                                                                             Free continental breakfast. Meeting space for              parking, cable TV/remote control, near outlet
starlite Village                                    Gather with friends and family and escape to a
                                                                                                             80, all rooms have irons, hair dryers, coffee              mall and historic attractions.
2601 E 13th st, ames, ia 50010                      hideout. Observe the fascinating countryside,
                                                    travel the Story County trail to Iowa’s Prairie          makers, free high-speed Internet, voicemail
515.232.9260 or 800.903.0009                                                                                 and safes.
                                                    Hacienda, where the pavement ends and “La                       Buena Vida” begins.                                                  15% off rack rate.
Near Interstate 35 (Exit 113). Full service
                                                                $10 off room rental for special
hotel, complimentary breakfast, free parking,
Wi-Fi, indoor pool, fitness center, BBQ
restaurant/lodge, comfortable rooms & suites,                                                                courtyard by marriott - ankeny
conference, social, and meeting facilities.         onion creek Farm Guest House                             2405 sE creekview dr
           Earn Choice Privilege Points             3700 onion creek Ln                                      ankeny, ia 50021
          with every stay.                          ames, ia 50014                                           515.422.5555
                                                                             Conveniently located off Interstate 35 (Exit
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                     I-35 & Highway 30                                                   Located at the entrance to Iowa State University
                     1605 S. Dayton Pl.                                                                - Free Hot Breakfast
                                                                                                   - Free High Speed Internet
                     Ames, Iowa 50010
                                                                                           Business Center • Indoor Pool & Spa • Fitness Center
                     515-233-3353 (fax)                                           University Park Inn Suites
                                                                     Best Western U i i P k I & S i
      • Indoor pool and spa                                              2500 University Boulevard • Ames, Iowa 50010
                                                                       Phone 515-296-2500 Reservations 1-800-780-7234
      • Free wireless internet                                             
      • Comfort Sunshine Breakfast
    I-35 & Highway 30                                               QUALITY INN & SUITES AMES
    1418 S. Dayton Pl.                                                                           2601 East 13th Street
    Ames, Iowa 50010                                                                               Ames, Iowa 50010
       515-232-6510                                                                               Phone 515.232.9260
    515-232-3922 (fax)                                                                             Fax 515.598.5293
• Free wireless internet
                                                                HOME OF BUFORD’S STEAKHOUSE & BBQ
• Large Vehicle parking available                              A N D S TA R L I T E V I L L A G E C O N F E R E N C E C E N T E R
• Super Start Breakfast                                                D I S C OV E R M I DW E S T H OT E L S . C O M

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     Ames Rolls out                                                                       applebee’s Grill and Bar                            dining experience. Come as strangers, leave
                                                                                                                                              as friends.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    made in-house with 18 flavors in the display
                                                                                          105 chestnut ave, ames, ia 50010
     the Red Carpet .                                                                     515.233.6452
                                                                                                                                                          For every $25 spent, receive 10%
                                                                                                                                                         back in a gift card for your next visit.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free gelato, of equal or lesser
                                                                                                                                                                                                              value, with gelato purchase.
     look for the                                                               
                                                                                          We take pride in having a friendly, welcoming,
     throughout this                                                                      neighborhood environment for both our staff         Broiler, the                                          carlos o’Kelly’s mexican cafe
                                                                                          and guests that makes everyone enjoy their          6008 W Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                    631 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010
     guide to receive                                                                     Applebee’s experience.                              515.268.6088                                          515.232.1500
     special offers at your                                                               audubon’s Restaurant                                Casual dining with an elegant flare. You’ll           Carlos O’Kelly’s specializes in delicious
     favorite local places.                                                               (inside the Gateway Hotel)
                                                                                          2100 Green Hills dr, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                              find Steak DeBurgo, fresh local produce and
                                                                                                                                              much more to tempt you at the steakhouse!
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mexican food. Come celebrate all your
                                                                                                                                                                                                    special occasions with us. We offer a wide
                                                                                                                                                                                                    variety of catering ideas. Call us today!
     Offers not valid with any other offer,                                               515.292.8600 or 800.FoR.amEs                                                                                          $5 off your bill of $20 or more.
     coupon or discount; subject to                                                                              Buford’s steakhouse
     availability and individual business’                                                Ames’ contemporary American bistro,                 (inside the Quality inn)
     discretion. Offers valid through                                                     featuring an exciting collection of food, wine      2601 E 13th st, ames, ia 50010                        chinese Homestyle cooking
     February 28, 2011.                                                                   and art.                                            515.232.9260                                          2702 W Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                          aunt maude’s                                        Full menu family-style restaurant featuring           Delicious home-style Chinese appetizers,
                                                                                          547 main st, ames, ia 50010                         steaks, chicken, seafood, salads, sandwiches          soups and entrees.
                                                                                          515.233.4136                                        and our award winning BBQ prepared in
                                                                                                              the only BBQ smoker in Iowa located in
                                                                                          A locally-owned, casual restaurant. Fresh           the dining room. Casual, rustic interior with         chocolaterie stam
                                                                                          house-made food, full bar and wine list,            seating for all size groups. Carryout and             230 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                          serving lunch and dinner. Reservations              offsite catering available.                           515.232.0656 or 888.319.stam (7826)
                                                                                          accepted and private dining available.                          Free refills on all soft drinks.
                                                                                                                                                          Kiddie meals at reduced prices.           Walk in and be tempted by over 40 varieties
                                                                                                                                                                                                    of European chocolate bonbons, gelato,
                                                                                          B-Bop’s                                             Burgie’s Espresso café                                cookies and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of
                                                                                          1112 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010                                                                           this unique chocolate and full-service coffee
                                                                                                                                              110 airport Rd, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                          515.233.5678                                                                                              shop.
                                                                                          Burgers, chicken sandwiches, pork loin
                                                                                                                                              Serving delicious European coffee and                 cold stone creamery
                                                                                          sandwiches, salads, French fries, sodas,                                                                  1310 s duff ave, ste 101
                                                                                          chocolate shakes and chili.                         espresso. Burgie’s personally roasts their
                                                                                                    Free large fries with purchase            coffee beans to guarantee premium coffee.             ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                    of a sandwich.                            Also offers soups, salads, sandwiches and             515.233.3911
                                                                                                                                              wraps. Catering available in drop-off format.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cold Stone Creamery offers super-premium
                                                                                          Black market Pizza                                  café diem, coffee House                               ice cream, made fresh in our store every day.
                                                                                          2610 northridge Pkwy, ames, ia 50010                                                                      It’s always a great day for ice cream!
                                                                                                                                              229 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                          515.292.1111                                                                                                          $1 off any Love It size creation
                                                                                                                                              515.956.3556                                                      or larger. (Plu 63)
                                                                                          This ain’t no ordinary pizza. We ‘got’    
                                                                                          authentic Chicago- style deep dish pies, thin       A classic American coffee house. Try us for
                                                                                                                                              breakfast, lunch or dinner. Free wireless             cottage on Broad - story city
                                                                                          crust varieties and stuffed pizza. Open 11
                                                                                          a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. weekdays and        Internet.                                             410 Broad st, story city, ia 50248
                                                                                          11 a.m - 9 p.m. weekends.                                       10% off total bill.                       515.733.4376
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Locally owned and operated, this fine dining
                                                                                          Blumsters on main - Huxley                          café shi                                              establishment features amazing cuisine
                                                                                          107 s main ave, Huxley, ia 50124                                                                          created by award-winning Chef Chris
                                                                                                                                              823 Wheeler st, ste 5 ames, ia 50010
                                                                                          515.597.2200                                                                                              Hansen. See our Web site for menu and
                                                                                                                                              515.292.2066                                          hours.
                                                                                          The best kept secret in central Iowa! From
                                                                                                                                              Fine dining experience where East meets
                                                                                          home decor, furniture and candles, to wine
                                                                                                                                              West. Menu is the passion of our chef, using          dairy Queen (two locations)
                                                                                          & accessories, you can find it all here! Come                                                             316 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                          shop & dine in “Olde Town Huxley, Iowa.”            fresh ingredients including homemade soups,
                                                                                                                                              intriguing entrees and fine wines. Open for           515.232.5715
                                                                                                                                              dinner Tuesday-Saturday 4-9 p.m. and Sunday
                                                                                          Branding iron Family                                brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Closed Mondays.                 3300 n Grand, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                          steakhouse - nevada                                                                                       515.663.0819
                                                                                          835 6th st, ste 3, nevada, ia 50201                 capanna coffee and Gelato                   
                                                                                          515.382.3281                                                                                              Soft serve, Blizzards, burgers, waffle treats,
                                                                                                                                              3329 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                                   shakes, malts, sundaes, MooLattes, chicken
                                                                                                                                              515.292.9733                                          strips, basket deals, pork tenderloins, cakes
                                                                                          Our family “grill your own” steakhouse serves
                                                                                          chicken, pork, Angus beef, and pasta. Enjoy                                                               and more!! 11 a.m.-11 p.m. daily.
                                                                                                                                              We roast our own coffee for the best tasting                      Buy one waffle bowl, get
Photos (from top): Ge-Angelo’s Italian Restaurant; Olde Main Brewing Company; The Café.   a smoke-free environment and a unique               coffee around. Our authentic gelato is also
Photos by Cambridge House Photography.                                                                                                                                                                         one free.
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dublin Bay irish Pub and Grill                                   Es tas Bar & Grill                                     Fuji Japanese steakhouse                          salads and sandwiches. Come to Ge-Angelo’s
320 s 16th st, ames, ia 50010                                    216 stanton ave, ames, ia 50014                        1614 s Kellogg ave, ste 101                       for “A Touch of Italy.”
                                                                                                                                                                                     $5 off a $25 purchase.
515.956.3580                                                     515.268.1785                                           ames, ia 50010                                                      515.232.8383
Indoor and outdoor dining. Full bar with                         Located near the corner of Stanton and                 Enjoy delicious Japanese food cooked before
extensive collection of Irish Whiskeys. 16                       Chamberlain in Campustown. All-you-can-eat             your eyes “hibachi-style” or a variety of fresh   Great american Grill
beers on tap. Irish and American entrees.                                                                                                                                 (inside Hilton Garden inn)
Accommodations for large groups.                                 taco buffet from 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily.         selections from our sushi bar.
                                                                 Food served until 2:00 a.m. every night. Full                                                            1325 dickinson ave, ames, ia 50014
                                                                 bar and 100 different beers.                                                                             515.233.8000
dutch oven Bakery                                                                                                       Ge-angelo’s italian Restaurant
219 duff ave, ames, ia 50010                                                                                                                                              Come in and try one of our daily specials for
                                                                                                                        823 Wheeler st, ste 9                             breakfast or dinner. Drink specials every
515.232.9244                                                     Fighting Burrito, the                                  ames, ia 50010                                    evening from 5-7 p.m. Casual dining, wonderful                                      2712 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010                       515.233.0959                                      food.
Family-owned and operated scratch bakery                         515.292.2222                                                                             Receive a complimentary
featuring fresh rolls, pastries, Dutch letters,                                        We proudly serve hand-stretched pizzas,                      appetizer when ordering two
soups, sandwiches and lattes. Catering                           Open late, delivery available; burritos, tacos         pastas, homemade red sauce and white sauce,                 dinner entrees.
available for 10-60 people.                                      and salads; sodas, chips and sweets.

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                                                                                                Great Plains sauce &                                                534 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                                    A delicious New York-style crust with            (inside Wal-mart supercenter)
                                                                                                dough company, the                                  authentic Italian toppings. Homemade crust
                                                                                                129 main st, ames, ia 50010                                                                          515.232.1717
                                                                                                                                                    made fresh daily! Family entertainment 
                                                                                                515.232.4263                                        along with original stone oven pizza. Dine in,   Serving breakfast, gourmet coffee, Big Mac,
                                                                                                                  carryout or delivery.                            Quarter Pounder with Cheese and chicken
                                                                                                A classic Ames pizza shop offering six                          Buy any 16” pizza and receive one
                                                                                                different pizza styles; including whole                                                              sandwiches, fries, Happy Meals and salads.
                                                                                                                                                                free, of equal or lesser value.      Eat in, take out or drive-thru service.
                                                                                                wheat, oat, or potato crust. If you have an
                                                                                                adventurous spirit, this pizza’s for you!
                                                                                                                                                    La Fuente mexican Restaurant                     memorial Union Food court,
                                                                                                                                                    217 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                Happy Joe’s Pizza                                   515.233.6696
                                                                                                                                                                                                     iowa state University
                                                                                                551 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010                      Best Mexican food and margaritas in town.        2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                515.232.4231                                        Try our Monster Margarita Challenge on           515.294.4662
                                                                                                                         Friday and Saturday nights. Voted “Best
                                                                                                Offering pizza and daily lunch buffet. Carry-       Mexican Food in Story County.”
                                                                                                out, delivery or catering available. Let us                                                          okoboji Grill
                                                                                                deliver quality pizza to your hotel. Voted
                                                                                                “Best in Story County” in four categories!
                                                                                                                                                    Left Bank studio, the - Gilbert                  114 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                                    125 main st, Gilbert, ia 50105                   515.239.5036
                                                                                                Hickory Park Restaurant co.                                       Casual dining that strives to provide service
                                                                                                1404 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010                     Creative oasis, luring parched souls thirsting   of the highest quality while treating our
                                                                                                515.232.8940                                        for creative gifts. Two-hour classes available   guests to abundant portions of flavorful,
                                                                                                                   in watercolor, ceramic , plastic and jewelry.    homemade food in a setting that fosters fun
                                                                                                An Ames tradition since 1970, famous for            Lunch served Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.           and excitement.
                                                                                                hickory smoked selections, ice cream parlor                     Buy one lunch, get one 50%                       Buy one sandwich at regular
                                                                                                desserts, generous portions, modest prices                      off. Enjoy free water color                     price and get the second one
                                                                                                and exceptional service.                                        painting while you eat.                         50% off.

                                                                                                Hy-Vee (two locations)                              Legends american Grill                           olde main Brewing company
                                                                                                640 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010                     119 stanton ave, 7th Floor                       316 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                515.232.1961                                        ames, ia 50014                                   515.232.0553
                                                                                                3800 W Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                             Locally-owned restaurant and brewery
                                                                                                515.292.5543                                        American cuisine, large party rooms and a        featuring handcrafted entrees, fresh brewed
                                                                                                                            bird’s eye view of ISU campus.                   beer and root beer, Sunday brunch buffet,
                                                                                                Features full line of grocery, pharmacy and                     Free appetizer with dinner (with     executive board room. Seating for large or
                                                                                                home products. Also serves ready-to-eat                        $18 min. purchase) Excludes full      small parties and off premise catering.
                                                                                                for takeout or dine-in, featuring Chinese                      order nachos.                                    $2 off any lunch or dinner
                                                                                                Express, Italian Express, Salad Bar and                                                                         entrée or sunday brunch. Enjoy!
                                                                                                Hy-Vee’s Kitchen.                                   Lucullan’s italian Grill
                                                                                                           Buy one meal from our Chinese            400 main st, ames, ia 50010                      Papa John’s Pizza
                                                                                                          Express and get one free, of              515.232.8484                                     3335 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                          equal of lesser value. (LU#531)                                 515.296.4949
                                                                                                                                                    International, Italian, three banquet rooms.
                                                                                                isU dining                                          Catering available.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Let us come
                                                                                                1215 Friley Hall, ames, ia 50011                                                                     to wherever you are. Available for delivery or
                                                                                                515.294.3856                                        mandarin Restaurant, the                         carryout. Convenient online ordering.
                                                                                                                    415 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                Catering and campus dining service.                 515.233.5300                                     Perkins
                                                                                                                                                                     325 s. duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                Jeff’s Pizza                                        Delicious Chinese cuisine. Voted “Best of        515.233.3648
                                                                                                2402 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                    Story County” 2002-2009.
                                                                                                                                                               10% off total bill.
                                                                                                515.292.2321                                                                                         Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner 24 hours a
                                                                                                                                                                     day. And take one of our famous Mammouth
                                                                                                Pizza, sandwiches, wings and lasagna. Dine                                                           Muffins home for dessert.
                                                                                                in, carryout and delivery. Open late every          mcdonald’s Restaurant                                       Save 20% off your total bill.
                                                                                                night!                                              (three locations)
                                                                                                                                                    129 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                Kingpin Pizza                                       515.232.1234
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pizza Hut
                                                                                                (inside Perfect Games)                                                                               436 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                1320 dickinson ave, ames, ia 50014                                                                   515.233.3300
                                                                                                                                                    3621 W Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010
Photos (from top): Café Shi; Fuji Japanese Steakhouse; Olde Main Brewing Company; Ge-Angelo’s
Italian Restaurant. Photos by Cambridge House Photography.
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Pizza Pit                                          subway - inside memorial Union                        more. Dine-in, carryout and delivery available.    Green Hills catering
207 Welch ave, ste 201                             2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50011                                10 wings free with the                   2200 Hamilton dr, ste 100
                                                   515.296.0950                                                   purchase of 20 or more.
ames, ia 50014                                                                                                                                              ames, ia 50014
515.292.6600                                                                                                                                                515.296.5008                                   subway - north                                        West towne Pub                           
Pizza, hot sandwiches, chicken wings, cold         3218 orion dr, ames, ia 50014                         4518 mortensen Rd, ste 101                         Full-service catering available. Contact:
pop. Catering to hundreds of groups each year.     515.232.4527                                          ames, ia 50014                                     Courtney Bloxham 515.296.5000 or
Pizza Ranch                                        subway - south                              
1404 Boston ave, ames, ia 50010                    1311 Buckeye ave, ames, ia 50010                      Great food, good times, cold beer! Ames’ best      Hickory’s Hall Banquet
515.232.1999                                                                                             sports bar and grill with better than sports bar
                                                   515.232.4515                                                                                             and Event center                                                                                       food. Catering available.
                                                                                                                    $5 off any $20 purchase. Not valid      300 s 17th st
50 item salad bar, soup, broasted chicken,         subway - West
pizza, dessert pizza, mashed potatoes and                                                                           with any other offer.                   ames, ia 50010
                                                   3712 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                                                                         515.233.5344
veggies. Daily buffet 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. We
deliver, cater and have a pickup window.
                                                                                                         Wheatsfield Cooperative
515.232.1999                                                                                             413 northwestern, ste 105                          Spacious unique area for banquets and
            Buy any large pizza, get the                                                                                                                    meetings. Seating for up to 375 guests. Hickory
                                                                                                         ames, ia 50010
            second one for $7.99                   the café                                              515.232.4094
                                                                                                                                                            Park catering and full bar service available.
                                                   2616 northridge Pkwy, ames, ia 50010        
Planet sub                                         515.292.0100                                          Organic and natural food store featuring
                                                                                                                                                            Hickory’s Hilltop center
2320 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                                            many local items including produce, meat and       56772 241st st
515.292.9717                                       Fun, energetic café featuring local and               poultry. Bulk products, grocery items, beer,       ames, ia 50010                                  seasonal menu with Artisan-style breads,              wine, books, supplements, and health and           515.233.5344
Over 40 baked subs served on made-from-            European pastries, and creative desserts.             body care products are also carried. Deli and
scratch bread with fresh ingredients. Salads,      Open at 7 a.m. daily for breakfast, lunch and         salad bar available. Open to the public.           Host your next casual event in either or both
soup and cookies available too. Call-ins are       dinner. Of course, we cater!                                                                             of our spacious banquet rooms. Seating for up
fast. Delivery available.                                                                                catERinG & Food                                    to 275. Hickory Park catering and bar available.
            $.75 off a 6” sub and $1.00 off        Valentino’s
            a 12” sub                              823 Wheeler, ste 1, ames, ia 50010                    VEndoRs
                                                                                                                                                            minnie’s Garden
                                                   515.233.2111                                                                                             Grilling - ogden
Red Lobster                                                                    ames Best Pies
                                                                                                         (inside cPmi Bldg)                                 425 sE 2nd st
1100 Buckeye ave, ames, ia 50010                   Full-service Italian restaurant offering dine-in,
                                                   delivery, carryout and catering. All-you-can-eat      2321 n Loop dr, ste 140                            ogden, ia 50212
                                                   buffet offering salad, soup, pasta, pizza and         ames, ia 50010                                     515.275.4436                                                                                                                                          A full-service catering business specializing in
Best seafood in Ames!                              dessert. Serving central Iowa for more than           515.268.0075 or 515.290.7106
                                                   25 years!                                                                                                gourmet grilling and BBQ.
                                                               $1 Off Valentino Grand Italian            A full-menu, full-service caterer, supplying
shoppes on Grand, the                                          Buffet or $3 off any medium or            custom meals from the simplest box lunches to      sapore Wood-Fired Pizza
517 Grand ave, ames, ia 50010                                  large pizza.                              the most elaborate dinner parties.                 ames, ia 50010
515.233.6010                                                                                                                                                515.509.6799                               Vesuvius Wood-Fired Pizza                             cuppy’s coffee                           
5,000 sq. ft. of gift shopping in the two-story    1620 s. Kellogg st., #108                                                                                Delicious Naples-style wood-fired pizza in a
Victorian home of the first mayor of Ames! Light                                                         ames, ia 50014
                                                   ames, ia 50010                                        515.249.8937
                                                                                                                                                            mobile unit. Pizza cooked in 90 seconds at 800
lunches, desserts and beverages served in                                                                                                                   degrees. Catering and fixed locations. Current
our 30-seat tea room. Call ahead, reservations                                                                                                              venues listed at
                                                                           100% fruit smoothies and the best specialty
                                                   Inspired by traditional Neopolitan pizza              coffees in town. Available for outdoor events
                                                   craftsmanship and methods, Vesuvius                   or large indoor venues. We bring the coffee
stomping Grounds cafe                              produces a pizza that is unlike any other, both       shop to you.
303 Welch ave, #101, ames, ia 50014                traditional and contemporary, appealing and
515.292.5258                                       gratifying in every way.
European-style café with a large patio facing
Welch Avenue. Serving breakfast, lunch and         Wallaby’s Bar & Grill
dinner, plus fine coffees, wine and beer.          3720 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014
Open 7 a.m. to midnight; 8 a.m. to midnight on
weekends.                                          515.292.1167
                                                   Seventy-item menu, all homemade. Done in a
                                                   fun and sporty way!
subway (six locations)
subway - campustown                                Westcyde Wings
113 Welch ave, ames, ia 50010                      3706 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014
515.292.7917                                       515.292.8406
subway - East                                      The spot to be for delicious wings served
2108 isaac newton dr, ames, ia 50010               traditional or boneless with 21 different
515.598.5100                                       sauces. Burgers, sandwiches, wraps and
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                                                                                               ames British Foods                                    Brown’s shoe Fit company                          duck Worth Wearing
                                                                                               819 Lincoln Way                                       306 main st                                       233 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                               ames, ia 50010                                        ames, ia 50010                                    515.233.4901
                                                                                               515.598.5127                                          515.232.6633                            
                                                                                                                                    Unique, quality consignment shop. Wide
                                                                                               Specialty British, Irish and Northern European        Men’s and women’s quality footwear. Red           variety of “next to new” children’s clothing,
                                                                                               foods and other goods.                                Wing, Keen, Born, New Balance, Asics,             toys, books, games, and maternity clothing
                                                                                                           Free British chocolate bar. No            Clarks and SAS.                                   and nursery items. The Loft, now open
                                                                                                           purchase necessary.                                                                         upstairs includes teen and young adult
                                                                                               ames downtown Farmers                                 campus Book store, inc.
                                                                                                                                                     2300 Lincoln Way                                  Electronic Engineering co.
                                                                                               market                                                ames, ia 50014
                                                                                               526 main st, ste 103                                                                                    2220 E Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                     515.292.1616                                      515.232.5385
                                                                                               ames, ia 50010                              
                                                                                                                                                     Complete selection of new and used
                                                                                                                  textbooks, general books and magazines,
                                                                                               Enjoy locally grown, fresh produce, baked             ISU souvenirs and clothing, gift items,           Emerhoff’s Footwear
                                                                                               goods and quality, handmade crafts at the             greeting cards, office and school supplies, art   215 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                               Ames Downtown Farmers Market. Located                 and engineering supplies, Birkenstocks and        515.232.3473
                                                                                               indoors at the Main Street depot all year             Vera Bradley.                                     Men’s and women’s shoes, handbags and
                                                                                               round, Outdoors May through October.                             20% off any one ISU                    accessories, specializing in hard-to-fit sizes
                                                                                                          $1 discount when you spend                           printed item.                           and widths.
                                                                                                          $10 with this coupon.
                                                                                                                                                     chocolaterie stam                                 Everts Flowers, Home & Gifts
                                                                                               ames silversmithing                                   230 main st                                       329 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                               220 main st                                           ames, ia 50010                                    515.232.5634 or 800.909.5634
                                                                                               ames, ia 50010                                        515.232.0656 or 888.319.7826            
                                                                                               515.232.0080 or 800.239.0080                                             Premier Ames area florist since 1922.
                                                                                                                 Walk in and be tempted by over 40 varieties       Unparalleled lines of permanent florals and
                                                                                               Designers and creators of fine jewelry in gold,       of European chocolate bonbons, gelato,            hand-selected fresh-cut flowers. Vast displays
                                                                                               silver and platinum. The finest selection of          cookies and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of         of home interiors and gifts for all occasions.
                                                                                               diamonds, gemstones and pearls in the area.           this unique chocolate and full-service coffee
                                                                                                                                                     shop.                                             Gilger designs
                                                                                               antiques iowa - story city                                                                              236 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                               1639 Broad st                                         ciccotti art Glass                                515.232.0678
                                                                                               story city, ia 50248                                  2306 258th st, ames, ia 50014           
                                                                                               515.733.9311                                          515.232.3385                                      Gilger’s family-owned art gallery is where
                                                                                                                                       you’ll find truly unique jewelry and art that’s
                                                                                               Iowa’s largest antique mall on Interstate             We produce one-of-a-kind hand-blown pieces        in a league of its own. Think green and turn
                                                                                               35 north of Des Moines. Open daily 10                 and corporate gifts. Public demonstrations        your old gold into attention-grabbing one-of-
                                                                                               a.m. - 7 p.m. Our 18,000 sq. ft. mall is full of      can be arranged, fall through spring. Special     a-kind originals.
                                                                                               collectibles, vintage and antiques from over          orders available. See samples on our Web
                                                                                               100 dealers.                                          site.                                             Great stuff,
                                                                                               Blumsters on main - Huxley                                                                              selective consignment
                                                                                               107 s main ave, Huxley, ia 50124
                                                                                                                                                     cooks Emporium                                    312 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                                     313 main st, ames, ia 50010                       515.233.1396
                                                                                                                                                     515.233.4272 or 800.499.4272
                                                                                                                                                                      Selective consignment shop displayed in
                                                                                               The best kept secret in central Iowa! From  
                                                                                                                                                     Kitchenware for creative cooking. Cooking         showroom settings. Featuring two levels of
                                                                                               home decor, furniture, candles, to wine &                                                               furniture, home accessories, antiques and so
                                                                                               accessories, you can find it all here! Come           classes most Saturdays. Answers to all of
                                                                                                                                                     your cooking needs.                               much more to meet your wants and needs.
                                                                                               shop & dine in “Olde Town Huxley, Iowa.”
                                                                                                                                                               10% off regular priced
                                                                                                                                                               merchandise and free gift with          George White chevrolet
                                                                                               Brunnier art museum                                             any purchase over $10.                  Us Hwy 30 & 69 s, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                               Lincoln Way and University Blvd                                                                         515.233.2211
                                                                                               ames, ia 50011                                        dogtown University                      
                                                                                               515.294.4442                                          217 Welch ave, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                    515.268.3355 or 866.794.3355                      Hokel machine supply, inc.
                                                                                               The state’s only accredited museum                                            224 duff ave, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                               emphasizing a decorative arts collection              Classic Iowa State Apparel. One-of-a-kind
                                                                                               and located within the Iowa State Center                                                                515.232.6505
                                                                                                                                                     designs.                                          Ames’ oldest and most complete supplier of
                                                                                               performing arts complex. Lectures, receptions                    10% off regular priced
                                                                                               and tours available. Open Tuesday - Friday 11                                                           repair parts for industrial, commercial, farming
                                                                                                                                                                merchandise.                           and construction businesses. “We’ll keep your
                                                                                               a.m. - 4 p.m; Saturday and Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Photos (from top): Temptations on Main, photo by Jim Heemstra; North Grand Mall; Wheatsfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                       business running.”
Cooperative; Iowa State University Book Store.
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     Bicycles for the best times of your life                                                                  Discover
                                                                                                       a unique jewelry boutique!
                                                                                                             Jewelry from over 50 artists
                                                                                                                Most items under $75
                                                                                                           Paperweights • Bracelet Watches
                                                                                                           Baggallini... and so much more!


                                                                                                      311 Main • Downtown Ames • 233-6179
            308 Main Street, Downtown Ames                                                                   Fashion Jewelry Repair
       (515) 232-0322 • Hours MTWFS 10-6, Th 10-8                                               

                                                                                      Gilger...           The only thing you need to know
                                                                                                          about fine gems & original jewelry

                                                                                          The Gilger tradition goes back over 500
                                                                                           years in craftmanship, art & fine jewelry
                                                                                    We take great pride in our work
                                                                                    and respect our clients through
                                                                                     Integrity • Quality • Loyalty

                  We Bring             •
               People & Nature
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     213 Duff Ave • 515-956-3145 •
                                                                                                       one you love!
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                                                                                                    220 Main • Downtown
                                                                                                         • 232-0080
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Hy-Vee drugstore                                   iowa state University                               JAX provides quality gear and apparel               Lyla’s Boutique
                                                                                                       for outdoor enthusiasts, athletes and
500 main st, ames, ia 50010                        Book store                                          sportspersons. Our knowledgeable staff
                                                                                                                                                           404 main st, ames, ia 50010
515.233.9855                                       2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50011                    is dedicated to providing a courteous and           515.233.4941                       515.294.5684                                        enjoyable shopping experience.            
Voted “Best pharmacy in Story County” two                                                                                    Women’s apparel, shoes, handbags and
years in a row! Large selection of wine and        Shop the Iowa State University Book Store for                                                           accessories including Free People, Kensie, It
spirits, gift shop and gourmet foods.              your ISU clothing and gift needs, plus course       Kitchen, Bath & Home                                Jeans, For the Love of School and Nick and
              20% off one gift shop item.          materials, art and office supplies, computer        201 main st, ames, ia 50010                         Mo. Enjoy champagne while you shop. Host a
                                                   supplies and general books.                         515.233.2604                                        Lyla party with your friends.
                                                              20% off one regular priced ISU                                                                          10% off entire purchase.
                                                              clothing item.                 
Hy-Vee (two locations)                                                                                 Full-service design/build firm, owned by Jeani
640 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010                                                                        Lee, CKD, CBD, specializing in kitchens
                                                   iowa’s Wine cellar                                  and bathrooms. KBH is very involved in              main street cultural district
                                                   2010 Philadelphia st, ste 5                         sustainability and green design. At KBH we
                                                                                                       design what really matters to you.                  312 main st, ste 201, ames, ia 50010
                                                   ames, ia 50010
3800 W Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                                                                                                                         515.233.3472
                                                                      Lazy m shoes                                        Over 50 locally-owned specialty retail shops                                     Over 300 Iowa wines from 40 Iowa wineries.          232 main st, ames, ia 50010
Features full line of grocery, pharmacy and home                                                                                                           and restaurants. Annual events include Tune In
products. Also serves ready-to-eat food for                                                            515.232.1664                                        to Main Street, ArtWalk, 4th of July Parade &
takeout or dine-in, featuring Chinese Express,     it’s all about mE! Boutique & spa                   We have a knowledgeable staff that strives to       Festival, MusicWalk & Holiday Open House.
Italian Express, Salad Bar and Hy-Vee’s Kitchen.   209 main st, ames, ia 50010                         provide good personable service with quality,
                                                   515.233.1399                                        stylish footwear for the entire family.
            Buy one meal from our Chinese                                                                                                                  melissa stenstrom Fine Jewelry
            Express and get one free, of                                                                                507 main st, ste 1, ames, ia 50010
            equal of lesser value. (LU#531)        Bare Escentuals “bareMinerals” products,            Lee’s cellular & more                               515.451.1318
                                                   MD formulations skin care, Switch Flops,            127 Welch ave, ames, ia 50014
                                                   Miche bags, Thymes, and Me Bath. Visit our          515.292.5300                              
intensitee                                         spa to enjoy a facial, massage, body wrap,
                                                                                                                                                           Custom and original designs in gold and silver,
133 Welch ave, ames, ia 50014                      reflexology and more. Gift cards available.                                                             objects of art and gifts for every occasion.
                                                                                                       Family-owned and operated Verizon Wireless          Jewelry handmade using ethically sourced and
515.292.8639                                                                                           authorized retailer. With nine years experience,                                 JaX outdoor Gear                                    Lee is ready to help you and your family with
                                                                                                                                                           recycled materials. Redesigning, repairing and
                                                   4723 W Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                                                                      sizing also available on-site.
                                                                                                       all your cellular and computer needs.
                                                   515.292.2276                                                    Free face plate or car charger
                                                                                    with any purchase. $20 value.           monkeytown
                                                                                                                                                           Po Box 477, Vinton, ia 52349
                                                                                                       Left Bank studio, the - Gilbert                     800.472.5957
                                                                                                       125 main st, Gilbert, ia 50105            
                                                                                                       515.233.1405                                        Wildest office supply company in the world!
                                                                                                                        Online ordering with free shipping and next day
                                                                                                       Creative oasis, luring parched souls thirsting      delivery available.
                                                                                                       for creative gifts. Two-hour classes available in
                                                                                                       watercolor, ceramic , plastic and jewelry. Lunch    moorman clothiers
                                                                                                       served Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.                  226 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                   Buy one lunch, get one 50%
                                                                                                                   off. Enjoy free water color             515.232.3261
                                                                                                                   painting while you eat.       
                                                                                                                                                           Quality apparel for men and women; St.Croix,
                                                                                                                                                           Geiger, Blue Willis, Hart Shaffner & Marx.
                                                                                                       Lowe’s                                              Tuxedos for weddings or proms. Polo, Tommy
                                                                                                       120 airport Rd, ames, ia 50010                      Bahama, Brighton.
      Join Us at our     Open Daily at 11 a.m.
 Restaurant and Brewpub!

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nature’s touch Jewelry                             Reiman Gardens                                        Wal-mart                                       Wheatsfield Cooperative
311 main st                                        1407 University Blvd, ames, ia 50011                  3015 Grand ave                                 413 northwestern, ste 105
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515.233.6179                                                              515.233.1345                                   515.232.4094                        Beautiful 14-acre outside gardens plus tropical                      
                                                   and live butterfly conservatories and gift shop                                                      Organic and natural food store featuring
Discover a unique jewelry boutique! Jewelry                                                              “Save Money, Live Better.”                     many local items including produce, meat and
from over 50 artists. Most items under $75.        inside. Private rentals, tours and catering. Year                                                    poultry. We also offer bulk products, grocery
Bracelet watches, paperweights, reading            round holiday events and displays. Open daily         Wal-mart super center                          items, beer, wine, books, supplements, and
glasses, Baggallini and more. Fashion jewelry      at 9 a.m.                                                                                            health and body care products. Deli and salad
                                                               $2 off regularly priced admission         534 s duff ave
repair.                                                                                                                                                 bar available. Open to the public.
           15% off your entire purchase.                       for up to 6 people.                       ames, ia 50010
                                                   sam’s club                                                                  Wild Birds Unlimited
north Grand mall                                   305 airport Rd, ames, ia 50010                        Discount retailer. Full line grocery,          nature shop
                                                                                                         deli and bakery.                               213 duff ave, ames, ia 50010
2801 Grand ave                                     515.233.9750
ames, ia 50010                           
                                                                                                         Western Edge, Ltd.                   
                                                                                                         2224 229th Pl                                  Specialty retail store focused on backyard                             shoppes on Grand, the                                 ames, ia 50014                                 bird feeding and nature. Products include bird
JCPenney, Younkers and nearly 50 specialty         517 Grand ave, ames, ia 50010                                                                        feeders, baths, binoculars, hardware, garden
stores. Open Monday - Saturday 10 a.m.- 9                                                                515.232.0620 or 515.332.2834                   decor and more. We bring people and nature
p.m., Sunday Noon-5 p.m.; holiday and
                                                   515.233.6010                                                        together and can help you discover a refuge
department store hours may vary.                                           Largest western store in Iowa. Large           in your own backyard.
                                                   5,000 sq. ft. of gift shopping in the two-story       selection of western & English apparel,                   15% off one regular priced item
                                                   Victorian home of the first mayor of Ames!            tack and saddles. Over 2,000 boots in stock.
octagon center for the arts                        Light lunches, desserts and beverages
                                                                                                                                                                   and free 2 lbs. seed w/ purchase.
                                                                                                         Second story loft full of unique home décor               Excl. pet & bird food and optics.
427 douglas ave                                    served in our 30-seat tea room. Reservations          and gifts.
ames, ia 50010                                     accepted - call ahead.                                           15% off any regular
515.232.5331                                                  Enjoy 10% off your total regular                      priced item. Excludes
                                                                                                                                                        Wilson cadillac, toyota, scion                                           priced merchandise purchase.                          saddles & furniture.                2212 south duff ave
The Octagon is a community art center                                                                                                                   ames, ia 50010
providing gallery exhibits, art classes for        skunk River cycles                                                                                   515.232.4081
children and adults and an art shop featuring      308 main st, ames, ia 50010                                                                
Iowa artists.
Party time Rental
                                                                                                                          shop                       eat              play
                                                   Full service, custom fitting, 75+ years
302 s 3rd st
ames, ia 50010
                                                   experience, local cycle maps and more. Top
                                                   100 bike shop, consumers poll 2006. Voted
                                                   “Best bike shop of Story County” in 2009.
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515.233.4067 or 800.738.4076                              Official Iowa Games sponsor.
Products and services for outdoor and indoor                   $20 off regular priced adult bike
events including weddings, anniversaries,                      or 20% off any single accessory.
tailgate parties and corporate groundbreaking
events. Includes china, linens, glassware,         target
champagne fountains and disposable paper           320 s duff ave
and plastic ware.
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317 main st
ames, ia 50010
                                                   teal & tenacious
                                                   314 main st, ames, ia 50010
Photo gift items, photo cards, photo jewelry,      515.233.8325
passport photos, and high quality photo            A fresh, new woman’s boutique. We offer
processing from Ames’ only locally-owned and       unique, affordable clothing, handbags and
operated photo finishing business.                 accessories for everyone. Come see Tribal,
            Free gift with any photo               Parkhurst, Cuiro, PBJ, Jag Jeans and more!
            purchase.                                                                                     Younkers • JCPenney • North Grand 5 Theater • Nearly 50 Stores
                                                   temptations on main
Quilting connection                                309 main st, ames, ia 50010                             When you want to taste, touch,
238 main st, ames, ia 50010                        515.232.6393                                            hug and hold...experience
                                                   Chocolates, truffles, candy and candy bars.                                   $1 ice cream cones, custom chocolates, gifts,
Retail shop selling quality fabric and supplies.   Iowa State logo chocolates.
Classes available. Husqvarna Viking sewing                    10% off all chocolates and candy.
machine sales and service. Over 6,000 bolts of
fabric. Knowledgeable quilting staff.
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                                                                                                         iowa state University                   is the heart of ames. it’s an international
                                                                                                         university campus that could be mistaken for a national park. it’s a leading
                                                                                                         technology and research center enriched by art, worthy of a fine museum. It
                                                                                                         has a 150-year history of leadership, scholarship and contribution to the world.
                                                                                                         FocUsEd on tHE stUdEnt                                                      State professors and Ames Laboratory scientists is
                                                                                                         More than 27,900 students call Iowa State University                        normally part of the exhibit, but currently is on loan
                                                                                                         home. They come from all 50 states and over 100                             to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View,
                                                                                                         countries to study, grow and discover their passion.                        California. Every noon, you can hear a live carillon
                                                                                                         The Iowa State University adventure opens their eyes                        concert on central campus and just steps away you
                                                                                                         to endless possibilities. Students choose from 100+                         can visit the Christian Petersen Art Museum and
                                                                                                         majors from seven colleges including liberal arts and                       the Farm House Museum. At Jack Trice Stadium,
                                                                                                         sciences, engineering, business, human sciences,                            walk through the All-American Grove, honoring Iowa
                                                                                                         design, agriculture and life sciences and veterinary                        State athletes. In the evening, catch a production at
                                                                                                         medicine.                                                                   Stephens Auditorium or Fisher Theatre where the
                                                                                                                                                                                     performing arts come alive.
                                                                                                         A stroll around campus will lift your spirits. Iowa State                   Go cYcLonEs
                                                                                                         University is home to over 600 public works of art                          Big 12 Conference athletics keep life exciting in Ames.
                                                                                                         from some of the world’s most renowned artists. Stroll                      The Iowa State Cyclones host 18 men’s and women’s
                                                                                                         through Reiman Gardens, a national rose garden                              sports. On any fall Saturday you’ll see thousands of
                                                                                                         winner, and get up close with exotic butterflies in the                     fans dressed in cardinal and gold cheering on the
                                                                                                         Reiman Butterfly Wing. Stop by the Durham Center                            Cyclone football team. After football, Hilton Magic
                                                                                                         where you can learn how the ABC, the world’s first                          takes over. Men’s and women’s basketball, gymnastics
                                                                                                         electronic digital computer, was invented right here on                     and wrestling bring a fever pitch to campus. While
                                                                                                         campus from 1939 through 1941, by professor John                            you’re in Ames, please take some time to experience
                                                                                                         Vincent Atanasoff and his graduate student Clifford                         Iowa State University. You’re always welcome here.
Photos (from top): Iowa State University Campanile, courtesy of Iowa State University; Iowa State        Berry. A working replica of the ABC, built by Iowa                          Enjoy your Iowa State adventure.
University Marching Band at Jack Trice Stadium, courtesy of Iowa State University Athletic Department.

ames/isU ice arena                                                                              iowa Public Radio                                    iowa state University                               iowa state University Extension
1507 Gateway Hills Park dr                                                                      (formerly Woi Radio)                                 athletic department                                 conference Planning
ames, ia 50014                                                                                  2022 communications Bldg                             1800 s 4th st, ames, ia 50011                       & management
515.292.6835                                                                                    ames, ia 50011                                       515.294.3662
                                                                                                515.294.2025                                                                                             1601 Golden aspen dr, ste 110                                                                                                            
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                                                                                                640 AM & 90.1 FM                                                                                         515.294.1775
                                                                                                                                                     dance marathon                            
college of Human sciences                                                                                                                            2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50011                    As conference and event management
31 macKay Hall, ames, ia 50011                                                                  iowa state center                                    515.294.3805                                        professionals, we can take care of all the event
                                                                                                Lincoln Way and University Blvd
515.294.7474                                                                                    ames, ia 50010                                                        details for you, including budgets, meeting                                                                       515.294.3347 or 877.843.2368                         Dance Marathon is a 15-hour philanthropic           logistics, marketing and registration.
fashionshow/shows/2010.php                                                                                           event, held each January to benefit University
The Textiles and Clothing Annual Fashion                                                        Stephens Auditorium attracts audiences from          of Iowa Children’s Hospital and Children’s          isU Extension - story county
Show is held each spring in Stephens                                                                                                                 Miracle Network.
Auditorium. The Fashion Show features                                                           throughout the region to its diverse range of                                                            220 H ave
student work and is produced by a university                                                    dance, music and theater performances. Fisher
                                                                                                Theater is home to ISU Theatre’s presentations                                                           nevada, ia 50201
                                                                                                and the Scheman Building is home to the
                                                                                                                                                     isU dining                                          515.382.6551
                                                                                                Brunnier Art Museum.                                 1215 Friley Hall, ames, ia 50011                    Serves Iowans through six program areas:
cyclone Family Weekend                                                                                     Save $5 on tickets to any                 515.294.3856                                        Agriculture and Natural Resources; Business
2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50011                                                                          Performing Arts Series event. Info at                              and Industry; Communities; Families; 4-H                                                                                Catering and campus dining service.                 Youth Development; and Continuing Education.
Attention all Cyclone families: Family weekend
is October 1-3, 2010. Sign up on our Web
site for a day of tailgating and a night of
                                                                                                iowa state University                                iowa state University Extension                     iowa state University
entertainment.                                                                                  alumni center                                        2150 Beardshear Hall, ames, ia 50011                memorial Union
                                                                                                420 Beach ave, ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                515.294.6525 or 877.isU.aLUm                         515.294.4603                                        2229 Lincoln Way
international students and                                                                                                      ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                                                                     Iowa State University Extension builds    
Scholar’s Office - ISU                                                                          The ISU Alumni Center, home of the ISU
                                                                                                                                                     partnerships and provides research-based
                                                                                                Alumni Association and located in the Iowa
3248 memorial Union, ames, ia 50011                                                             State Center, is a gathering place for alumni,       learning opportunities to improve quality of life
515.294.1120                                                                                    students and friends. Book your wedding,             in Iowa.                                                                            meeting, or special event.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For online access to additional campus maps, visit
          Hotel memorial Union,                                                                                                                                                              memorial Union Underground                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reiman Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen
          iowa state University                                                                                                                                                              (inside the memorial Union)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Art Museum, Farm House Museum, Art on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1407 University Blvd, ames, ia 50011
          2229 Lincoln Way                                                                                                                                                                   515.294.1233                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Campus Collection, and Elizabeth and Byron
          ames, ia 50011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Anderson Sculpture Garden.
          515.296.6848 or 800.433.3449                                                                                                                                                       The Recreation Center (basement level)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Beautiful 14-acre outside garden, plus tropical
                                                                                                                                                                                             offers a wide variety of games including: pool                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and live butterfly conservatories and gift shop
                                                                                                                                                                 tables, bowling lanes with automatic scoring,                                                                                                                                                                                         iowa state University                                                                                                                                                                                  inside. Private rentals, tours and catering. Year
          Charming rooms in a historic building located                                                                                                                                      CD jukebox, chess/checker tables, darts,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     round holiday events and displays. Open daily
          on Iowa State’s campus. Complimentary                                                                                                                                              air hockey, foosball, and arcade and pinball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Book store                                                                                                                                                                                             at 9 a.m.
          parking and high-speed Internet access.                                                                                                                                            games.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2229 Lincoln Way                                                                                                                                                                                                   $2 off regular priced admission
          Meeting and conference facilities available.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ames, ia 50011                                                                                                                                                                                                     for up to 6 people.
          Book store, bowling/billiards, convenience                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               515.294.5684
          store, post office. Open to the public. Centrally                                                                                                                                  Iowa State University Office
          located in Ames and ideal for access to                                                                                                                                            of student Financial aid                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shop the Iowa State University Book Store                                                                                                                                                              Veenker memorial Golf course
          campus-wide events & Campustown.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1925 stange Rd, ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                                                                                                             210 Beardshear Hall, ames, ia 50011                                                                                                                                                                                                   for your ISU clothing and gift needs, course
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          maintenance shop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   supplies and general books.                                                                                                                                                                  
          (inside the memorial Union)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         20% off one regular priced                                                                                                                                                                  A premier public golf facility owned and
          515.294.2969                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ISU clothing item.                                                                                                                                                                          operated by ISU. Established May of 1938,

                                                                                                                                                                                             iowa state University museums                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                originally a Perry Maxwell design. Veenker is a
          Evening entertainment with local and                                                                                                                                               Lincoln Way and University Blvd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              beautiful, demanding and challenging course.
                                                                                                                                                                                             ames, ia 50011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Pay for 9 holes, play 18, M-F.
          national artists.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Cart not included.
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                        9                        10                   ACCOMMODATIONS                                                                   RESTAURANTS
                                                                      HOTELS                                   AREA HOTELS                        15. Cold Stone Creamery              42. Perkins
                                 E29                              A                                                                                   F-7 1310 S Duff Ave                  E-7 325 S Duff Ave
                                                                      1. AmericInn Motel & Suites              ANKENY
                                                                         F-10 2507 SE 16th St                  Courtyard by Marriott                  Dairy Queen (2 locations)        43. Pizza Hut
                                                                                                               2405 SE Creekview Dr               16. E-7 316 Lincoln Way                  E-7 436 S Duff Ave
                                                                      2. Best Western University Park                                             17. A-6 3300 N Grand Ave
                                                                         Inn & Suites                          Fairfield Inn & Suites                                                   44. Pizza Pit
                                                                         G-5 2500 University Blvd              215 NE Delaware Ave                18. Dublin Bay Irish Pub & Grill         E-4 207 Welch Ave, Ste 201
                                                                                                                                                      F-7 320 S 16th St
                                                                      3. Comfort Inn                           BOONE                                                                   45. Pizza Ranch
                                                                         F-9 1605 S Dayton Pl                                                     19. Dutch Oven Bakery                    C-9 1404 Boston Ave
                                                                                                               Baymont Inn & Suites                   D-7 219 Duff Ave
                                                                  B   4. Country Inn & Suites                  1745 SE Marshall St                                                     46. Planet Sub
                                                                         by Carlson                                                               20. Es Tas Bar and Grill                 D-5 2320 Lincoln Way
                                                                         F-10 2605 SE 16th St                  Super 8                                E-5 216 Stanton Ave
                                                                                                               1715 Story St                                                           47. Red Lobster
                                                                      5. Days Inn                                                                 21. Fighting Burrito, The                E-7 1100 Buckeye Ave
                                                                         E-7 229 S Duff Ave                    NEVADA                                 E-4 2712 Lincoln Way
                                                                                                               Budget Inn & Suites                                                     48. Shoppes on Grand, The
                                                                      6. Econo Lodge                           (Formerly Super 8)                 22. Fuji Japanese Steakhouse             D-6 517 Grand Ave
                                                                         (Formerly Heartland Inn)              1521 S G Ave                           F-7 1614 S Kellogg Ave #101
                                                                         F-9 2600 SE 16th St                                                                                           49. Stomping Grounds
                                                                  C                                            STORY CITY                         23. Ge-Angelo’s Italian Restaurant       E-4 303 Welch Ave, #101
                                                                      7. Fairfield Inn & Suites                                                        A-6 823 Wheeler St, Ste 9
                                                                                                               Comfort Inn
                                                                         by Marriott                                                                                                       Subway (6 locations)
                   45                                                                                          425 Timberland Dr
                                                                         F-9 2137 Isaac Newton Dr                                                 24. Great American Grill             50. D-4 113 Welch Ave
h St                          16 7                                                                                                                    (Inside Hilton Garden Inn)       51. F-9 2108 Isaac Newton Dr
                                                                                                               Super 8
                                                                      8. Gateway Hotel &                                                              F-2 1325 Dickinson Ave           52. D-5 2229 Lincoln Way
                              13                                                                               515 Factory Outlet Dr
                                                 EXIT 113                Conference Center                                                                                             53. A-6 3218 Orion Dr
                                                                         G-5 2100 Green Hills Dr                                                  25. Great Plains Sauce & Dough       54. E-7 1311 Buckeye Ave
                                                                                                         AMES RESTAURANTS
                            Dayton Ave

                                                                                                                                                      Company                          55. D-3 3712 Lincoln Way
                                                                      9. GrandStay Residential                                                        D-7 129 Main St
                                                                                                         1. Applebee’s Grill & Bar                                                     56. The Café
                                                                         Suites & Hotel
                                                                  D      F-7 1606 S Kellogg Ave
                                                                                                            F-7 105 Chestnut Ave                  26. Happy Joe’s Pizza                    B-5 2616 Northridge Pkwy
                                                                                                                                                      E-7 551 S Duff Ave
                                                                                                         2. Audubon’s Restaurant                                                       57. Valentino’s
                                                                      10. Hampton Inn
                                                                                                            (Inside the Gateway Hotel)            27. Hickory Park Restaurant Co.          A-6 823 Wheeler St
                                                                          E-9 1400 S Dayton Pl
                                                                                                            G-5 2100 Green Hills Dr                   F-7 1404 S Duff Ave
Way                                                                   11. Hilton Garden Inn                                                                                            58. Vesuvious Wood-Fired
                                                                                                         3. Aunt Maude’s                              Hy-Vee (2 locations)                 Pizza
                                                                          F-2 1325 Dickinson Ave
                                                                                                            D-7 547 Main St                       28. E-6 640 Lincoln Way                  F-7 1620 S Kellogg
                                                                      12. Holiday Inn Ames                                                        29. E-3 3800 W Lincoln Way
                                                                                                         4. B-Bop’s                                                                    59. Wallaby’s Bar & Grill
                                                                          Conference Center
                                                                                                            F-7 1112 S Duff Ave
                            Dayton Pl

                                                                          G-5 2609 University Blvd                                                30. Jeff’s Pizza                         E-3 3720 Lincoln Way
                                                                  E                                                                                   E-5 2402 Lincoln Way
                                                                                                         5. Black Market Pizza                                                         60. WestCyde Wings
                                                                      13. Holiday Inn Express
                                             NEVADA                                                         B-5 2610 Northridge Pkwy              31. Kingpin Pizza                        E-3 3706 Lincoln Way
                                                                          Hotel & Suites
                                                                                                                 Ste 107                              F-2 1320 Dickinson Ave
                                                                          C-9 2600 E 13th St
     Dayton Ave

                            10                                                                                                                                                         61. West Towne Pub
                                                                                                         6. Broiler, The                          32. La Fuente Mexican                    F-2 4518 Mortensen Rd
                                                                      14. Hotel Memorial Union,
                                                                                                            E-1 6008 Lincoln Way                      Restaurant                               Ste 101
                            17                                            Iowa State University
                                                                          D-5 2229 Lincoln Way                                                        E-7 217 S Duff Ave
                                                                                                         7.   Buford’s Steakhouse                                                      62. Wheatsfield Cooperative
                  51 7       1           4                                                                    (Inside the Quality Inn & Suites)
                                                        30            15. Microtel Inn & Suites
                                                                                                              C-9 2601 E 13th St
                                                                                                                                                  33. Legends American Grill               D-6 413 Northwestern
                   15  3     6                                    F       F-9 2216 SE 16th St                                                         E-5 119 Stanton Ave, Flr 7               Ste 105
                                             EXIT 111                                                    8. Burgie’s Espresso Café                34. Lucullan’s Italian Grill         AREA RESTAURANTS
                                                                      16. Quality Inn & Suites
XIT 150                                                                                                     G-7 110 Airport Rd                        D-7 400 Main St
                                                                          Starlite Village
                                                                          C-9 2601 E 13th St
                                                                                                         9 . Café Diem, Coffee House              35. Mandarin Restaurant, The         Left Bank Studio, The
                                                                                                             D-7 229 Main St                          D-7 415 Lincoln Way              125 Main St
                                                                      17. Super 8
                                                                          F-9 1418 S Dayton Pl
                                                                                                         10. Café Shi                                 McDonald’s Restaurant            HUXLEY
                                                                                                             A-6 823 Wheeler St
                                                                      BED & BREAKFASTS                                                                (3 locations)                    Blumsters on Main
                                                                                                                                       36. E-7 129 S Duff Ave                          107 S Main Ave
                                                                  G   18. Iowa House Historic Inn
                                                                                                         11. Capanna Coffee and Gelato
                                                                                                             D-4 3329 Lincoln Way
                                                                                                                                       37. D-3 3621 W Lincoln Way
                                                                          E-4 405 Hayward Ave                                          38. E-8 534 S Duff Ave                          NEVADA
                                                                                                                                           (Inside Wal-Mart Supercenter)               Ballard Golf and Country Club
                                                                                                         12. Carlos O’Kelly’s Mexican
                                                                      19. MonteBello Bed                                                                                               30608 US Highway 69
                                             DES MOINES                   & Breakfast Inn                                              39. Okoboji Grill
                                                                                                             D-7 631 Lincoln Way
                                                                          H-5 3535 S 530th Ave                                             E-7 114 S Duff Ave                          Branding Iron
                                             DES MOINES                                                  13. Chinese Homestyle                                                         835 6th St, Ste 3
                                                                      20. Onion Creek Farm                                                        40. Olde Main Brewing Company
                                             INTERNATIONAL                                                   Cooking
                                                                          Guest House                                                                 D-7 316 Main St                  STORY CITY
                                             AIRPORT (35 miles)                                              E-4 2702 W Lincoln Way
                                                                          B-3 3700 Onion Creek Ln
                                                                  H                                                                               41. Papa John’s Pizza                Cottage on Broad
                                                                                                         14. Chocolaterie Stam                                                         410 Broad St
                                                                                                                                                      D-4 3335 Lincoln Way
                        9                       10                                                           D-7 230 Main St
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                                                                                                                   2010 Calendar of Events
                                                                                                                   there is always something going on in the Ames area.
                                                                                                                   here are just some of the great events taking place in
                                                                                                                   For an updated list of events or for more information, visit
                                                                                                                   our online event calendar at

                                                                                                                                                                          arrangements to breathtaking harmony and burning jazz
                                                                                                                                                                          standards, Boston Brass creates a unique musical expe-
                                                                                                                                                                          rience to captivate all ages. Their lively and humorous
                                                                                                          February 5                                                      repartee bridges the vast ocean of classical formality to
                                                                                                                                                                          delight audiences with an evening of boisterous fun.
                                                                                                          Jesus christ superstar
                                                                                                          (stephens auditorium)                                         February 26-27
                                                                                                            This is your chance to experience the first collaboration   Big 12 indoor track championships
                                                                                                            between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Jesus             (Lied Recreation athletic center)
                                                                                                            Christ Superstar is one of the most popular and endur-
                                                                                                            ing works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring     Ames will host the best of the Big 12 when they com-
                                                                                                            such notable songs as “Superstar,” “Everything’s Alright”     pete in the annual indoor track and field championships
                                                                                                            and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” Superstar earned          at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center on the Iowa State
                                                                                                            five Tony Award nominations.                                  Campus.

                                                                                                          February 19-20                                                February 26-28
                                                                                                          all state speech Festival                                     midwest High school Hockey League
                                                                                                          (iowa state center)                                           (mHsHL) Varsity championships
                                                                                                                                                 (ames/isU ice arena)
                                                                                                            Watch high school students from throughout Iowa   
                                                                                                            compete in the large group All State Speech Festival at       Get ready for some great hockey as the top eight teams
                                                                                                            the Iowa State Center. Students will perform in several       in the varsity league compete at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena
                                                                                                            categories including choral reading, television and radio     during this end of the season tournament. The league
                                                                                                            broadcasting, musical theatre, one act plays, ensemble        includes high school teams from Iowa and the
                                                                                                            acting, mime and improvisation.                               surrounding states.

                                                                                                          February 19-21
                                                                                                          central states collegiate Hockey
                                                                                                          League (cscHL) Playoffs
                                                                                                          (ames/isU ice arena)                                          march 5-7
                                                                                                                                                 midwest High school Hockey League
                                                                                                           Catch the excitement on the ice during the CSCHL
                                                                                                           Playoffs as the top eight teams in the league compete
                                                                                                                                                                        (mHsHL) Junior Varsity championships
                                                                                                           for the championship spot.                                   (ames/isU ice arena)
                                                                                                                                                                          Come back and watch the top eight teams in the junior
                                                                                                          February 26                                                     varsity league compete at the Ames/ISU Ice Arena
                                                                                                          Boston Brass                                                    during their end of the season tournament. The league
                                                                                                          (stephens auditorium)                                           includes high school teams from Iowa and the surround-
                                                                                                                                          ing states
Photos (from top): Cyclone Hockey at Ames/ISU Ice Arena; All State Speech Festival at Stephens
                                                                                                            Let the music entertain you. From exciting classical
Auditorium, courtesy of Iowa High School Speech Assn.; ISU Indoor Track Meet at Lied Recreation Center,
courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Department; Boston Brass appearing at Stephens Auditorium.
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march 11                                                       april 18
Le Grand cirque                                                Luna negra dance troupe and turtle
(stephens auditorium)                                          island string Quartet                                         (stephens auditorium)
  Let Le Grand Cirque mesmerize you with artistry and
  imagination by some of the world’s greatest acrobatic          Enjoy the Luna Negra Dance Theater as they collabo-
  and theatrical performers. This thrilling cirque-style         rate with the bold Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island
  show boasts spectacular costumes and breathtaking              Quartet. Luna Negra takes a quintessentially Cuban
  jugglers, high-wire artists and top acrobats from around       dance form and reinvents and reinvigorates it. This
  the world.                                                     show introduces audiences to a thriving Latino tradition
                                                                 with the highest standards of artistic expression.
march 21 and march 23
ncaa Women’s Basketball - First and                            april 22
second Round Games                                             cabaret
(Hilton coliseum)                                              (stephens auditorium)                                         
  Join us for the excitement, the school spirit and some         Come visit the Cabaret. From the creators of the hit
  great basketball as you cheer for your favorite team in        musical Chicago, Cabaret features show-stopping
  their quest for the championship title.                        choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most
                                                                 iconic songs in musical theatre including “Mein Herr,”
march 23                                                         “Maybe This Time” and of course “Cabaret.” This show
                                                                 won 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best
avenue Q (for mature audiences)                                  Revival.
(stephens auditorium)
  Meet Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad in New York
  City with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only
  affordable neighborhood is Avenue Q; still, the neigh-
  bors seem nice. There’s Brian, the out-of-work come-         may 20-22
  dian; Nicky, the good-hearted slacker and his roommate       special olympics
  Rod, a Republican investment banker with a secret; an
  Internet addict called Trekkie Monster; and a cute teach-    iowa state summer Games
  ing assistant named Kate. Together, they struggle to find
  jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.           Cheer on more than 2,500 athletes from throughout
                                                                 Iowa as they compete in the 42nd annual Olympic-style
                                                                 competition, including aquatics, track and field, bocce,

                                                                 cycling, tennis and soccer.

april 12-18
(iowa state University)                                        Begins June 3                                        iowa state University
  Join us for the largest student-run festival in the nation
  and one of Iowa State University’s oldest traditions.
                                                               Freshman orientation
  This year’s event will include a parade through central
                                                                 New students and families get ready for your Iowa
  campus (April 17), live entertainment, campus open             State adventure. Take a campus tour, meet with an
  houses, great food and more.                                   academic advisor and register for fall classes. Attend
                                                                 the Resource Fair on day two of your session to learn
                                                                 more about Ames and Iowa State.

 Come back for a show, stay for it All!
 Get two tickets to any Performing Arts Series event at Stephens Auditorium,
 when you reserve a room at a participating hotel for that evening. Packages
 starting at $89.99. More details at                                                                         Photos (from top): VEISHEA Battle of the Bands, photo by Mark Zikra; Hilton Coliseum, courtesy of
                                                                                                                            Iowa State Athletic Department; Luna Negra Dance Theatre performing at Stephens Auditorium; Special
                                                                                                                            Olympics Iowa State Summer Games.
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                                                                                                  June 4                                                             Iowa amateur athletes of all ages will compete in more
                                                                                                                                                                     than 50 team and individual athletic events during this
                                                                                                  artWalk                                                            multi-weekend Olympic-style sports festival.
                                                                                                  (main street cultural district)
                                                                                                    Join us for an evening of the arts. Artists displaying a
                                                                                                                                                                  July 24
                                                                                                    variety of different media will be hosted by individual       iowa shrine Bowl all-star
                                                                                                    businesses throughout the downtown area. Many of the          Football classic
                                                                                                    downtown stores will stay open late so you can shop,          (Jack trice stadium)
                                                                                                    dine and enjoy the evening.                         
                                                                                                                                                                    Join us for the 38th annual Iowa Shrine Bowl Game

                                                                                                                                                                    featuring talented high school senior football athletes
                                                                                                                                                                    and cheerleaders from throughout Iowa. Proceeds
                                                                                                                                                                    from the game help support the Shriners Hospitals for
                                                                                                  July 3-4                                                          Children.
                                                                                                  spend the July 4th weekend in ames
                                                                                                                                       July 28-31
                                                                                                    Celebrate Independence Day weekend with a pancake             Buick club of america
                                                                                                    breakfast at City Hall and an invigorating 4K or 4-mile       national meet
                                                                                                    run at Ada Hayden Park. Watch a patriotic flag-waving
                                                                                                    parade featuring floats, music, clowns and more. Stay
                                                                                                                                                                  (iowa state center)
                                                                                                    and enjoy the afternoon festival featuring games, live
                                                                                                                                                                    Meet auto enthusiasts from around the world in Ames
                                                                                                    music and fun for everyone. Let the weekend close as
                                                                                                                                                                    for the 2010 Buick Club of America annual event,
                                                                                                    you relax and watch the beautiful evening fireworks
                                                                                                                                                                    including car show, exhibits and a variety of other
                                                                                                    display from your favorite Ames location.
                                                                                                                                                                    activities. On Saturday there will also be a special All
                                                                                                                                                                    Iowa, Open Car Show that will be open to all makes of
                                                                                                  July 11                                                           vehicles.
                                                                                                  special olympics national
                                                                                                  Games torch Run
                                                                                                    Share the Olympic spirit as the Special Olympics
                                                                                                    National Games Torch Run kicks off in Ames on its way
                                                                                                                                                                  AUGUST 2
                                                                                                                                                                  august 31- september
                                                                                                    to the 2010 Special Olympics Summer National Games
                                                                                                    in Lincoln, NE.
                                                                                                                                                                  Farm Progress show
                                                                                                                                                                  (central iowa Expo)
                                                                                                  July 16-18 and July 23-25                             
                                                                                                                                                                    Come enjoy the 57th annual Farm Progress Show, the
                                                                                                  iowa Games summer                                                 nation’s largest outdoor farm show at the Central Iowa
                                                                                                  sports Festival                                                   Expo, just west of Ames. The three-day event will host
                                                                                                                                         hundreds of exhibitors and feature a variety of special
                                                                                                    Try out your favorite sport or two. More than 16,000            events and entertainment.

                                                                                                      summer outdoor Concerts (June –July)
                                                                                                      Join us each week during June and July for a variety of live outdoor musical performances. The times and locations
                                                                                                      are always the same, but the performers change each week. For a current schedule of performers, check out

                                                                                                      tune in to main street – thursday nights at 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                      (tom Evans Park, main st.)
                                                                                                         Bring your entire family to this free event in Tom Evans Park in downtown Ames, featuring food and activities for the
                                                                                                         kids. Many of the downtown stores will be open late so you can shop, dine and enjoy the evening.

                                                                                                      ames municipal Band concerts – thursday nights at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                      (durham Bandshell, Bandshell Park)
                                                                                                         Come experience a live musical performance by the Ames Municipal Band each Thursday at 8 p.m. Come early to
Photos (from top): Farm Progress Show at the Central Iowa Expo; Iowa Shrine Bowl Game, photo by
Cambridge House Photography; Special Olympics National Games Torch Run.                                  get a great seat and enjoy pre-concert entertainment beginning at 7:00 p.m.
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sEPtEMBER                                                        NOVEMBER
september 16                                                     november 19-21 and november 27-28
musicWalk                                                        Festival of trees
(main street cultural district)                                  (octagon center for the arts)                     
  Listen as the District comes alive with music during this        Join us at the Octagon Center for the Arts for a holiday
  evening event. Enjoy a variety of performers as you stroll       preview, where you can enjoy a variety of trees and
  downtown. Many of the downtown stores will be open late          wreaths decorated for the season. Select trees and
  so you can shop, dine and enjoy the evening.                     wreaths will be available for purchase by silent auction,
                                                                   with the proceeds to benefit the Octagon’s art
september 26                                                       programming.
octagon art Festival
(main street cultural district)                                              november 19-21
  Meet in downtown Ames for the 40th annual Octagon              snow magic on main
  Art Festival. More than 100 artists from throughout the
  Midwest will be displaying and selling high-quality original   (main street cultural district)
  artwork in a wide variety of media. The event will also
  feature an interactive children’s art area, great food and       The Main Street Cultural District will help you kick off the
  live music throughout the day.                                   holiday season with holiday open houses at area
                                                                   businesses, the Main Street tree lighting, activities for the
                                                                   kids and even a visit from Santa Claus.

oCtoBER                                                          november 20
                                                                 all state music Festival concert
october 1-3
isU cyclone Family Weekend                                       (Hilton coliseum)
                                                                                             Experience this unique band, orchestra and choir concert
  Show your Cyclone spirit during a fun-filled weekend that
                                                                   that brings together talented high school musicians from
  includes a pre-game tailgate, Big 12 football game, Sunday
                                                                   around the state for a memorable performance in Hilton
  brunch and lots more entertainment.
october 30
isU Homecoming
  Homecoming is a time to celebrate traditions at Iowa State
  University. From Yell-Like-Hell to the Homecoming tailgate
  and football game, pep rally, fireworks and alumni band
  reunion, join us for a weekend packed with Cyclone spirit.

Bookends at the Bandshell – Fridays at 11:30 a.m., beginning June 25th
(durham Bandshell, Bandshell Park)
  Your week is not complete until you have enjoyed some great live music. Bring along your lunch and we’ll take care of
  the entertainment. Join us for a special edition of Bookends at the Bandshell on both Sunday, June 27th and Sunday,
  July 25th at 6 p.m.

ames on the Half shell – Friday nights at 5 p.m.
(durham Bandshell, Bandshell Park)
  Kick off your weekend with an outdoor summer concert each Friday evening at Bandshell Park. People under 21 must
  be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Alcohol will be available.

                                                                                                                                   MusicWalk, courtesy of the Main Street Cultural District; All State Music Festival at Hilton Coliseum;
                                                                                                                                   ArtWalk, courtesy of Main Street Cultural District; Festival of Trees at the Octagon Center for the Arts, photo
                                                                                                                                   by Cambridge House Photography.
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                                                                                                    aaron and Jordan’s Pumpkin                            ames town and Gown                               ciccotti art Glass
                                                                                                    Patch and corn maze - Boone                           chamber music association                        2306 258th st, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                    308 West Park ave                                     ames, ia                                         515.232.3385
                                                                                                    Boone, ia 50036                                       515.292.3891                           
                                                                                                    515.433.2029                                                          We produce one-of-a-kind hand-blown pieces
                                                                                                                                                          Ames Town and Gown presents chamber              and corporate gifts. Public demonstrations
                                                                                                                                                              can be arranged, fall through spring. Special
                                                                                                    Come explore our corn maze and take home              music concerts in intimate settings. Five
                                                                                                                                                          concerts per season feature world-famous         orders available. See samples on our Web
                                                                                                    some great pumpkins. Large pumpkins $2!
                                                                                                                                                          ensembles and brilliant, emerging artists.       site.
                                                                                                    Open Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00
                                                                                                    a.m.- dusk, through October 31st.
                                                                                                                                                          avenues for Health                               Farm House museum
                                                                                                    ames chamber artists                                  537 main st, ste 102, ames, ia 50010             Farm House Ln, ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                    Po Box 2263, ames, ia 50010                           515.460.2962                                     515.294.7426
                                                                                                    Auditioned group of singers in central                Voted “Best Massage in Story County” three       This National Historic Landmark is a fully
                                                                                                    Iowa representing a broad spectrum of                 years in a row! Come in and see for yourself.    restored home reflecting the period between
                                                                                                    educational and vocational backgrounds, with          Deep tissue massage and myofascial release       1860-1910. First building built on Iowa State
                                                                                                    a reputation for exciting programming and             therapy.                                         campus. Open weekdays 12-4 p.m.
                                                                                                    superb execution.                                                 $5 off a one-hour therapeutic
                                                                                                                                                                     massage.                              iowa arboretum - madrid
                                                                                                    ames children’s choirs                                                                                 1875 Peach ave, madrid, ia 50156
                                                                                                    Po Box 1965, ames, ia 50010                           Black’s Heritage Farm                            515.795.3216
                                                                                                    515.290.1422                                          26156 530th ave, ames, ia 50010        
                                                                                                                     515.292.1936                                     Hundreds of cultivated trees, shrubs and
                                                                                                    The Ames Children’s Choirs includes three                         flowers can be enjoyed in this 378 acre
                                                                                                    choirs for boys and girls, ages 8-16, from 12         Fifth generation family farm provides locally    “Library of Living Plants.” Call for guided
                                                                                                    central Iowa communities. Dr. Sylvia Munsen           grown produce each summer, “pick your            tours.
                                                                                                    is founder and artistic director of the program.      own pumpkins” and hayrides each fall, with
                                                                                                                                                          hayrides on the weekends. Farm tours and         iowa state center
                                                                                                                                                          trolley rides, available by appointment.
                                                                                                    ames community theater                                                                                 Lincoln Way and University Blvd
                                                                                                    (actoRs, inc.)                                                                                         ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                    120 abraham dr, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                          Boone & scenic Valley Railroad                   515.294.3347 or 877.843.2368
                                                                                                                                                          225 10th st, Boone, ia 50036           
                                                                                                                                                          515.432.4249 or 800.626.0319                     Stephens Auditorium attracts audiences from
                                                                                                                                                                                throughout the region to its diverse range
                                                                                                    A variety of live theatrical presentations and
                                                                                                                                                          A historical, educational railroad museum        of dance, music and theater performances.
                                                                                                    educational opportunities for all ages. Tickets                                                        Fisher Theater is home to ISU Theatre’s
                                                                                                    available at Gallery 319 (310 Main Street,            providing excursion train rides across the
                                                                                                                                                          beautiful Des Moines River valley. Tickets       presentations and the Scheman Building is
                                                                                                    Ames) or by calling 515.232.2354.                                                                      home to the Brunnier Art Museum.
                                                                                                                                                          available online at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Save $5 on tickets to any
                                                                                                    ames Family Fest                                                                                                  Performing Arts Series event. Info at
                                                                                                    Po Box 1345, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                          Brunnier art museum                               
                                                                                                                                                          Lincoln Way and University Blvd
                                                                                                                                                          ames, ia 50011                                   iowa Youth Ballet company
                                                                                                    A free, positive event for the entire family to       515.294.4442                                     319 south 17th st
                                                                                                    be held on August 7, 2010. Food vendors,                              ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                    inflatables, stage acts, games and prizes.            The state’s only accredited museum
                                                                                                                                                          emphasizing a decorative arts collection         515.233.0826
                                                                                                                                                          and located within the Iowa State Center
                                                                                                    ames Historical society                               performing arts complex. Lectures,               Enjoy our presentation of Tita, “Ames Dance
                                                                                                    416 douglas, #101, ames, ia 50010                     receptions and tours available. Open             Festival” and “A Diversity of Dance.”
                                                                                                    515.232.2148                                          Tuesday - Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m; Saturday
                                                                                                                   and Sunday 1-4 p.m.                              it’s all about mE!
                                                                                                    Ames’ local history organization presents                                                              Boutique & spa
                                                                                                    programs and exhibits, and takes care of an           christian Petersen art museum                    209 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                    artifact collection.
                                                                                                                                                          morrill Hall, iowa state University              515.233.1399
                                                                                                                                                          ames, ia 50011                         
                                                                                                    ames Public Library                                   515.294.9500                                     Bare Escentuals “bareMinerals” products,
                                                                                                    515 douglas ave, ames, ia 50010                                       MD formulations skin care, Switch Flops,
                                                                                                    515.239.5656                                          Named for the nation’s first campus artist-in-   Miche bags, Thymes, and Me Bath. Visit our
                                                                                                                       residence, who sculpted at Iowa State from       spa to enjoy a facial, massage, body wrap,
                                                                                                    Ames Public Library provides books, movies,           1934-1955. Exhibitions focus on Petersen’s       reflexology, and more. Gift cards available.
                                                                                                    music, research tools, and free reference             art and contemporary changing exhibitions.
                                                                                                    services along with programs for all ages,            Open Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Photos (from top): Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing at Reiman Gardens, courtesy of Reiman Gardens;   meeting rooms and computer commons.
Snus Hill Winery; Le Grand Cirque acrobats performing at Stephens Auditorium; Boone & Scenic
Valley Railroad.
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Kil’n time studio                                   Reiman Gardens                                        treatments, body wraps, massage and our           Call us for disc jockeys, mechanical bulls, climbing
330 main st, ste 101, ames, ia 50010                1407 University Blvd, ames, ia 50011                  luxurious Alpha Capsule, personal dry heat        walls, Euro Bundy Unit, interactive inflatable
                                                                                                          sauna.                                            games, and more! We’ll set everything up at your
515.233.5522                                        515.294.2710                                                                                            location or help you find the perfect place!                      
Stop in for Paint-Your-Own-Pottery, mosaics,
clay hand building, and the exciting process of
                                                    Beautiful 14-acre outside gardens plus tropical
                                                    and live butterfly conservatories and gift shop
                                                                                                          EntERtainmEnt                                     Kaizer Jazz trio
glass fusion. Special event parties available.      inside. Private rentals, tours and catering. Year     sERVicEs                                          ames, ia
We’re a mobile studio, can’t join us, we can        round holiday events and displays. Open daily
bring the party to you!                             at 9 a.m.                                             ames community arts council                       Jazz for your special event, meeting or
            50% off studio fees.                                $2 off regular priced admission
                                                                for up to 6 people.
                                                                                                          312 main st, ste 201, ames, ia 50010              occasion. Solo performers up to larger groups.
                                                                                                          515.233.6110                                      Playing favorites from the Beatles, Harry
                                                                                                                                                            Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall.
Left Bank studio, the - Gilbert                                                                 
125 main st, Gilbert, ia 50105                      Resource Recovery Plant                               We promote and enhance the arts in Ames
515.233.1405                                        110 center ave                                        through education, outreach and publicity;        smitty’s Karaoke & dJ shows
                                                    ames, ia 50010                                        provide coordination among a variety of arts      ames, ia                                                                                 organizations; and encourage involvement by
Creative oasis, luring parched souls thirsting      515.239.5137                                                                                            515.232.0956
for creative gifts. Two-hour classes available in                                                         Ames citizens, Ames city government, Ames
                                                                              Chamber of Commerce and Iowa State.               DJ and karaoke services in Ames, Des Moines
watercolor, ceramic, plastic and jewelry. Lunch     The plant provides a green alternative to                                                               and throughout Iowa for weddings, private
served Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. -2 p.m.                   landfill use by separating burnable refuse                                                              parties, etc. Rentals available: projectors,
            Buy one lunch, get one 50%              for use as a broiler fuel and recycling non-          central iowa Expo - Boone                         screens, lights, PA systems, karaoke and
            off. Enjoy free water color             burnable refuse. Guided tours weekdays.               923 8th st, Boone, ia 50036                       more. ISU vouchers accepted.
            painting while you eat.
                                                    Groups by appointment.                                515.432.4677
                                                                                                                           silos & smokestacks national
main street cultural district                                                                                                                               Heritage area - Waterloo
312 main st, ste 201, ames, ia 50010                snus Hill Vineyard and                                Home to the Farm Progress Show held
                                                                                                          August 31-September 2, 2010. This facility        604 Lafayette st, ste 202
515.233.3472                                        Winery - madrid                                       is also available to rent for other events and
                                                    2183 320th st                                                                                           Waterloo, ia 50703                                                                        occasions. Contact us for more information.
                                                    madrid, ia 50156                                                                                        319.234.4567
Over 50 locally-owned specialty retail shops
and restaurants. Annual events include Tune In      515.795.3535                                                                                  
                                                                                                          Gee Willie Entertainment                          The story of American agriculture comes to life
to Main Street, ArtWalk, 4th of July Parade &
Festival, MusicWalk & Holiday Open House.
                                                                                                          ames, ia                                          at more than 100 sites and attractions in this
                                                    An Iowa winery and vineyard producing wines           515.233.5699                                      37-county region of northeast Iowa. A National
                                                    from American and French-American grapes.                                                               Park Service Affiliate.
maintenance shop                                    Located on a four generation family farm.
(inside memorial Union)                             Scenic views, banquet facilities, tasting rooms
2229 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50014                    and gift shop.
515.294.2969                                      story city antique carousel
Evening entertainment with local and national       in story city’s north Park
artists.                                            515.733.4214
mamie doud Eisenhower                               Enclosed antique carousel. Built in 1913 by
Birthplace - Boone                                  Herschel/Spillman. Horses, pigs, roosters,
                                                    dogs, chariots and a spinning tub. Original
709 carroll st, Boone, ia 50036                     Wurlitzer Military Band Organ. Open Memorial
515.432.1896 or 515.432.1907                        Day through Labor Day.                                 Enjoy one free ride on the story
                                                               City Antique Carousel.
octagon center for the arts
427 douglas ave, ames, ia 50010                     story theater company
515.232.5331                                        ames, ia                                 515.233.6980
The Octagon is a community art center     
providing gallery exhibits, art classes for         Providing performance opportunities for
children and adults and an art shop featuring       children in grades 3-12, directing opportunities
Iowa artists.                                       for ISU Theatre students and professionally-
                                                    produced shows for Ames and surrounding
Prairie moon Winery & Vineyards                     communities.
3801 W. 190th st, ames, ia 50014
515.232.2747                                        Ville day spa                           2610 northridge Pkwy
Located 3 miles north of Ames. Our                  ames, ia 50010
organically-grown grapes range from classic
Pinot Noir to 10 varieties of French hybrid
                                                    515.268.4644 or 877.268.4644
grapes. Offering a wide range of wines to fit all
tastes. Join us Sundays from 3-6 p.m. for live      Pamper yourself in a sophisticated Italian
outdoor music June-October.                         villa setting, enjoy the ultimate hand and foot
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                                                                                                     20th century Bowling                                camp Hantesa - Boone                             iowa sports Foundation
                                                                                                     505 s duff ave                                      1450 oriole Rd                                   (iowa Games)
                                                                                                     ames, ia 50010                                      Boone, ia 50036                                  1421 s Bell ave, ste 104
                                                                                                     515.232.5530                                        515.432.1417                                     ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                                                           515.292.3251 or 800.964.0332
                                                                                                     ames area Running club                              Camp and conference center available year
                                                                                                                                                         round for outside groups. Youth-focused          Coordinates Summer Iowa Games-Ames,
                                                                                                     ames, ia                                            programs running throughout the year.
                                                                                                     515.292.2725                                                                                         Winter Iowa Games, Net Fest basketball and
                                                                                                                                                                             volleyball tournaments-Ames, Live Healthy
                                                                                                     Ames Area Running Club and Alpha Omicron            coldwater Golf Links                             Iowa, Live Healthy America, Live Healthy
                                                                                                     Pi sorority will co-sponsor Run For the Roses       615 s 16th st                                    Iowa Kids, and Go The Distance Day.
                                                                                                     (Sunday, October 10, 2010), a community             ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                     event that has become an Ames tradition.            515.233.4664                                     iowa state University
                                                                                                                                                                           athletic department
                                                                                                     ames Golf & country club                            Unique in Iowa with its Links inspired design,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1800 s 4th st
                                                                                                     5752 George Washington carver ave                   Coldwater Golf Links is Ames’ premier facility
                                                                                                                                                         for hosting your group golf outing or after      ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                     ames, ia 50010                                                                                       515.294.3662
                                                                                                                                                         hours event.
                                                                                                     18 hole course, tennis courts, swimming pool,       donald and Ruth Furman
                                                                                                     casual and formal dining, youth activities          aquatic center                                   maintenance shop
                                                                                                     and social events. Banquet facilities (seat         1635 13th st                                     (inside memorial Union)
                                                                                                     up to 260 people) available to the public, for                                                       2229 Lincoln Way
                                                                                                     weddings, receptions or special occasions.
                                                                                                                                                         ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                                         515.232.PooL                                     ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                     ames/isU ice arena                                  New! Opening summer of 2010. Outdoor   
                                                                                                     1507 Gateway Hills Park dr                          water park with 50 meter lap pool, lazy river,   Evening entertainment with local and national
                                                                                                     ames, ia 50014                                      zero-depth play area and 4 water slides.         artists.
                                                                                                                Homewood Golf course                             memorial Union Underground
                                                                                                     icearena.htm                                        20th st and duff ave                             (inside memorial Union)
                                                                                                                                                         ames, ia 50010                                   2229 Lincoln Way
                                                                                                     ames Parks & Recreation                             515.239.5363                                     ames, ia 50011
                                                                                                     1500 Gateway Hills Park dr                                  515.294.1233
                                                                                                     ames, ia 50014                                      HomeWoodGolfcourse.htm                 
                                                                                                     515.239.5350                                        Beautiful well-groomed 9 hole, par 34 golf       The Recreation Center (basement level)
                                                                                                                course with a friendly, responsive staff.        offers a wide variety of games including: pool
                                                                                                                                                         Players of all ages and abilities will have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tables, bowling lanes with automatic scoring,
                                                                                                                                                         fun and challenging experience.
                                                                                                     ames Racquet & Fitness center                                                                        CD jukebox, chess/checker tables, darts,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          air hockey, foosball, and arcade and pinball
                                                                                                     320 s 17th st                                       Hunziker Youth                                   games.
                                                                                                     ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                                         sports complex
                                                                                                                                                         Po Box 1446                                      meskwaki Bingo casino - tama
                                                                                                     Three locations in Ames offer members a             ames, ia 50014                                   1504 305th st
                                                                                                     variety of services and equipment, including                   tama, ia 52339
                                                                                                     a pool, tennis courts, group fitness, personal      Home of Ames Girls Softball Association,         641.484.1631
                                                                                                     training, massage and tanning.            , Ames Little
                                                                                                                                                         League Baseball,
                                                                                                                                                         and Ames Soccer Club,        Largest full-service casino in the Midwest
                                                                                                     Ballard Golf & country                                                                               offers slots, table games, racebook, keno,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          bingo, dining, hotel spa, convention center
                                                                                                     club – Huxley                                       iowa 4-H conference                              and entertainment.
                                                                                                     30608 Hwy 69, Box 190
                                                                                                     Huxley, ia 50124
                                                                                                                                                         center - madrid
                                                                                                                                                         1991 Peach ave                                   midnight madness
                                                                                                                            madrid, ia 50156                                 P.o. Box 266
                                                                                                     9 hole, semi-private course. Clubhouse open         515.795.3338                                     ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                     to the public for lunch: Tues.-Sat. (11 a.m. – 2                     
                                                                                                     p.m.) & dinner: Wed.-Sat. (5-8 p.m.) Banquet        Year-round conference center and summer          A marathon race run in conjunction with the
                                                                                                     facilities available.                               camp situated on 1,100 acres. Teambuilding,      Iowa Games. Great place to run a certified
                                                                                                                  Receive a free meal with purchase      leadership and recreation activities with        course and socialize with fellow runners.
                                                                                                                  of a meal & two drinks.                retreat lodging. 4-H membership is not
                                                                                                                                                         required for use.
Photos (from top): Donald and Ruth Furman Aquatic Center, courtesy of the City of Ames; Iowa State
Cyclone Volleyball team, courtesy of Iowa State University Athletic Department; Summer Iowa Games,
courtesy of Iowa Sports Foundation.
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Perfect Games                                     story county
1320 mortensen Rd                                 conservation center
ames, ia 50014
515.598.BoWL or 515.598.2695
                                                  56461 180th st
                                                  ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                             Ames Golf
Central Iowa’s family entertainment
destination, includes 24 lanes of glow bowl,
two floors of laser tag, arcadium, stone-oven
pizza restaurant, sports bar and more. We
                                                  Managing nearly 2,500 acres of parks and
                                                  natural areas for outdoor recreation and wildlife
                                                                                                           & Country Club
                                                  habitats throughout the county.
                                                                                                        “ The Only Place To Be...”
have fun to spare.
            Free shoe rental with purchase
           of bowling. Not valid with any         Veenker memorial Golf course
           other offer or package.                1925 stange Rd
                                                  ames, ia 50011                                            Ames’ Only Full Service Private Club.
seven oaks Recreation - Boone                     515.294.6727
1086 222nd dr                                                                     • Affordable Golf, Social & Corporate
Boone, ia 50036                                   A premier public golf facility owned and                       Memberships
515.432.9457                                      operated by ISU. Established May of 1938,
                                                  originally a Perry Maxwell design. Veenker is a              • Banquet/Wedding Facilities
Year round outdoor recreation: Downhill skiing,   beautiful, demanding and challenging course.                   For Members & Non-Members
snowboarding and snow tubing. Canoe, kayak                    Pay for 9 holes, play 18, M-F.
and river tube floats, paintball, tent camping                Cart not included.                               • Full Service Amenities To
and 7+ miles of hiking and mountain biking                                                                       Please All Ages
trails. Meeting and event space, seats up to
225.                                                                                                           • Brand New Swimming Pool & Snack Bar
                                                                                                               • Beautifully Maintained Course & Greens

                                                                                                                           5752 G.W. Carver
                                                                                                                         Ames, IA • 515.232.8334
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                                                                                         tRaVELinG BY aiR                                                            tRaVELinG BY GRoUnd
                                                                                         Commercial air transportation, provided by a                                Ames is an easy community to get to, whether you
                                                                                         number of major airlines including Allegiant Air,                           will be arriving in a personal car or as part of a bus
                                                                                         American Eagle, Delta, Continental Express,                                 tour. Centrally positioned within the state of Iowa,
                                                                                         Midwest Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways                            Ames is located at the intersection of Interstate
                                                                                         is less than 45 minutes away at the Des Moines                              35 and U.S. Highway 30, just 20 minutes north of
                                                                                         International Airport. The airport provides non-stop                        Interstate 80.
                                                                                         service to many major cities around the United
                                                                                         States.                                                                     Ames also has a variety of local transportation
                                                                                                                                                                     services available to help you travel around the
                                                                                         The Ames Municipal Airport serves corporate fleets,                         community, once you are here. Many of them will
                                                                                         charters and small private aircraft.                                        also pick you up at the airport and deliver you
                                                                                                                                                                     securely to a destination of your choice.
                                                                                         *Car rental service is available at both airport

                                                                                         ames taxi                                          cyRide                                          trans iowa charters -
                                                                                         2006 E Lincoln Way, Bldg 2                         1700 University Blvd, ames, ia 50010            des moines
                                                                                         ames, ia 50010                                      515.292.1100                                   1550 E army Post Rd
                                                                                         515.232.1343                                                               des moines, iowa 50320
                                                                                         Six cabs with seating for up to five adults,       City bus service.                               800.310.6754
                                                                                         available 24 hours a day, seven days a
                                                                                         week. Des Moines airport trips available
                                                                                         upon request.
                                                                                                                                            Executive Express                               A better way to reach your destination
                                                                                                                                            ames, ia                                        in central Iowa and beyond! Trans Iowa
                                                                                                                                            888.522.9899                                    Charters provides comfort and affordability
                                                                                         cit signature transportation                                     aboard our 47-56 passenger motor
                                                                                         2701 Ford st                                       Des Moines airport shuttle service serving      coaches and our 30 passenger mini-coach.
                                                                                         ames, ia 50010                                     Ames, Boone, Nevada, Story City, Ft.            Call Trans Iowa Charters for a better way
                                                                                                                                            Dodge and communities along Interstate 35       to reach your destination. You’ll be glad
                                                                                         515.233.0286                                       corridor. Nine daily scheduled runs, private    you did.
                                                                                                                    carriers. Book online.

                                                                                         crown Limousine Ltd.- slater                                                                       U-save auto Rental/Quality
                                                                                                                                            George White chevrolet                          motors of ames
                                                                                         300 n Linn st                                      Us Hwy 30 & 69 s
                                                                                         slater, ia 50244                                                                                   705 s duff ave
                                                                                                                                            ames, ia 50010                                  ames, ia 50010
                                                                                         515.291.4902                                       515.233.2211
                                                                                         Arrive in style for your wedding, prom,                                                            515.232.1009 or 877.358.1009
                                                                                         birthday, anniversary, night on the town, or               
                                                                                         Holiday Light Tours. 20 passenger Hummer                                                           Locally-owned and operated, with a variety
                                                                                         and 14 passenger limousines available.             midwest coaches, inc.                           of vehicles for rent and a great selection
                                                                                         Airport services available with Lincoln Town       1501 East Lincoln Way                           of pre-owned vehicles for sale. Detailed to
                                                                                         Car Sedans.                                                                                        like-new condition. Some with balance of
Photos (from top): University Boulevard, photo by Cambridge House Photography; CyRide,                                                      ames, ia 50010                                  factory warranty or a service agreement at
photo courtesy of CyRide.
                                                                                                                                            515.232.7270                                    no extra charge.
                                                                                                                                                                       10% off regular rental rate.
                                                                                                                                            Motor coaches and school buses with                        Reservations required. Call for
                                                                                                                                            professional operators for airport transfers,              details.
                                                                                                                                            hotel shuttles, sightseeing tours and more.
                                                                                                                                            Over-the-road and long-distance charters        Wilson cadillac, toyota, scion
                                                                                                                                            also available.
                                                                                                                                                                                            2212 south duff ave
                                                                                                                                                                                            ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                            nighthawk cab                                   515.232.4081
                                                                                                                                            ames, ia 50010                        
                                                                                                                                            Serving ISU, Ames and all of Story County.
                                                                                                                                            Des Moines airport trips available. Minivan
                                                                                                                                            seats six, comfortably. Locally-owned and
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                                                                                   commUnitY                                         Friendship ark Homes                          Young Professionals of ames
• Community Organizations                                                          oRGanizations
                                                                                                                                     130 s sheldon, ste 203
                                                                                                                                     ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                                                   1601 Golden aspen dr, ste 110
                                                                                                                                                                                   ames, ia 50010
• Financial                                                                                                                          515.292.9556                                  515.232.2310
                                                                                   ames chamber of commerce                               
• Healthcare                                                                       1601 Golden aspen dr, ste 110                     We provide homes in Ames for adults with      Connecting young professionals with each
• Industries                                                                       ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                                     intellectual disabilities. Services include
                                                                                                                                     daily living skill development and 24-hour
                                                                                                                                                                                   other, the business community, and the city
                                                                                                                                                                                   in which we live, work and play. Affiliated
• Media                                                                                                 supervision.                                  with the Ames Chamber of Commerce.
                                                                                                                                                                                               Area professionals (ages
                                                                                   Provides our members with services to
• Printing, Marketing &                                                            strengthen the economic vitality in Ames
                                                                                   and enhance the quality of life for our
                                                                                                                                     india cultural association of                             21-40) receive a free lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                               and tour. Contact Megan for
                                                                                                                                     central iowa
  design                                                                           community.
                                                                                                                                     Po Box 41, ames, ia 50010

• Services                                                                         ames Jaycees
                                                                                                                                     515.296.2768 or 515.294.0720
                                                                                   Po Box 624, ames, ia 50010                        Bringing India alive in Ames with many
                                                                                                       activities throughout the year.               ace community credit Union
                                                                                                                                                      212 E Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                   A progressive group of young people,
                                                                                   committed to improving the community              Lutheran services in iowa                     515.233.1526
                                                                                   and themselves. Offer activities, including       1323 northwestern ave               
                                                                                   personal development, civic involvement           ames, ia, 50010                               Your family-friendly, member-owned, not-
                                                                                   and networking opportunities.                     515.232.7262                                  for-profit financial institution. Serving Story
                                                                                                                                                                                   and the contiguous counties for over 75
                                                                                                                                                           years. Ames and Gilbert locations.
                                                                                   ames, city of                                     LSI is a nonprofit social service agency
                                                                                   515 clark ave, ames, ia 50010                     offering residential treatment and home
                                                                                                                                     health care. We also offer programs that      allen L. Kockler
                                                                                                                                     prevent child abuse, support people with      company - nevada
                                                                                                                                     disabilities, assist families in crisis and   1110 6th st, nevada, ia 50201
                                                                                                                                     find foster and adoptive homes for Iowa
                                                                                                                                     children as a partner agency of Iowa          515.382.5481
                                                                                   ames convention &                                                                     
                                                                                   Visitors Bureau                                                                                 Providing accounting, consulting, taxes,
                                                                                   1601 Golden aspen dr, ste 110                                                                   and payroll preparation.
                                                                                   ames, ia 50010                                    nevada chamber of
                                                                                   515.232.4032 or 800.288.7470                      commerce                                      ames community Bank
                                                                                                          1015 6th st, nevada, ia 50201                 104 chestnut , ames, ia 50010
                                                                                   Actively promotes Ames and recruits               515.382.6538                                  515.956.4343
                                                                                   visitors to the community for conventions,                  
                                                                                   sporting events, group tours and special          A community-minded business                   A locally-owned, full-service retail and
                                                                                   events. Serves as community resource for          organization, committed to the growth and     commercial financial institution. Seven
                                                                                   individual travelers coming to Ames.              development of member businesses.             convenient locations to serve you in
                                                                                                                                                                                   Ames, Boone, Huxley, and Ogden offering
                                                                                   Boone chamber of commerce                         story city Greater                            solutions to your financial needs.
                                                                                   903 story st, Boone, ia 50036                     chamber connection
                                                                                   515.432.3342                                      602 Broad st, story city, ia 50248            Bankers trust
                                                                                                           515.733.4214                                  1510 Buckeye ave
                                                                                   Birthplace of Mamie Eisenhower. Boone                                ames, ia 50010
                                                                                   is proud of its train heritage and has many       Ride the antique carousel, discover unique    515.233.4424
                                                                                   unique museums, entertainment and                 shops and great restaurants, or stroll
                                                                                   recreational opportunities including scenic                                           
                                                                                                                                     our beautiful parks. Story City’s vibrant     As Iowa’s oldest and largest independently
                                                                                   trails.                                           community is only minutes north of Ames.      owned bank we are proud to be part of the
                                                                                                                                                Enjoy one free ride on the         Ames community. Bankers Trust - It’s our
                                                                                   connEct                                                      story City Antique Carousel.       name...and our promise.
                                                                                   Po Box 9005, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                   515.450.8881                                      United ames                                   F&m Bank
                                                                                           1500 Gateway Hills Park dr                    402 Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                   php?id=1321                                       ames, ia 50014                                515.233.3130
                                                                                   Connecting believers with the community           319.389.5058
                                                                                   and sharing Christ’s message of salvation                                             
                                                                                   for all, CONNECT hosts the Gospel                              A diversified financial services company,
                                                                                   Extravaganza, Good Friday Fish Fry, and           A collaborative volunteer effort seeking      we provide a wide range of commercial,
                                                                                   tutoring program.                                 to help Ames residents create a more          consumer, mortgage banking, trust
                                                                                                                                     welcoming community by promoting              investment and financial planning services
                                                                                                                                     awareness and appreciation of the diversity   to a broad client base.
                                                                                                                                     that makes Ames unique.
Photos (from top): Ames Public Library; Ciccotti Art Glass Studio and Gift Shop.
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First american Bank                              mEmBERs1st community                                  Wells Fargo Bank                mary Greeley medical center
1530 s duff ave, ste 1                           credit Union                                          424 main st, ames, ia 50010     1111 duff ave, ames, ia 50010
ames, ia 50010                                   423 main st, ames, ia 50010                           515.232.2714                    515.239.2011
                                                 515.232.0085                                                                          Providing high quality, cost effective healthcare
People. Business. Communities.
                                                                                                           services to the residents of central Iowa for
                                                 A member-owned financial institution serving                                          more than 90 years. Please visit www.mgmc.
First national Bank
                                                 qualified members. Offices located in Ames,           HEaLtHcaRE                      org for additional information.
                                                 Boone, Marshalltown, Iowa Falls and Traer.
405 5th st                                                                                                                             mcFarland clinic Pc
ames, ia 50010                                                                                         doran clinic for Women
                                                 U.s. Bank                                             1015 duff ave, ames, ia 50010   1215 duff ave, ames, ia 50010
515.232.5561                                                                                                                           515.239.4400
                                                 405 main st, ames, ia 50010                           515.239.6970                                                                                                              
Serving the Ames community for over 100
                                                                                                               As central Iowa’s largest physician-owned
years with local, personal and accessible                                                                                              multi-specialty clinic, our health care providers
service. Four convenient locations in Ames and   Providing banking (consumer and business)
                                                 loans, investments and private client services.                                       serve residents in 12 communities through
one in Ankeny. What banking should be.                                                                                                 outreach clinics.

                                                                                                          iccotti Art Glass
Greater iowa credit Union                        Valley Bank
801 Lincoln Way                                  1103 Buckeye ave, ste 104

ames, ia 50010                                   ames, ia 50010
515.232.6310 or 800.296.9064                     515.233.1245                  
                                                 Our “Lead with Speed” philosophy and
Two additional convenient locations: 2623
Northridge Parkway (Somerset Village) and        personalized service can help you grow a                     GLASSBLOWING STUDIO & GIFT SHOP
                                                 business, buy a home or meet your financial
110 Airport Road (Southgate Express -
Burgie’s). 13 ATMs on the Iowa State
                                                 goals with surprising efficiency.                                Demonstrations & Instruction
University campus.                                                                                                 OPEN BY APPOINTMENT

                                                                                                                          (515) 232-3385
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                                                                                                             indUstRiEs                                        ames tribune                                    B&G Productions, inc.
                                                                                                                                                               317 5th st, ames, ia 50010                      111 main st, ste 103
                                                                                                             Ball corporation                                  515.232.2160                                    ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                             520 Bell ave, ames, ia 50010                                            515.232.5358
                                                                                                                                                               Ames’ best resource for information and
                                                                                                             515.239.9600                                      advertising. Our strength is local news         A full-service video production business.
                                                                                                                                         reporting with an emphasis on an active         From planning and organizing the video
                                                                                                                                                               editorial page.                                 to shooting and digital editing, as well as
                                                                                                             Becker Underwood                                                                                  duplication...We can help you with all of
                                                                                                             801 dayton ave, ames, ia 50010                    iowa Public Radio                               your video production needs.
                                                                                                             515.232.5907                                      (formerly Woi Radio)
                                                                                                                              2022 communications Building                    championship Productions &
                                                                                                             Ames is the corporate headquarters for
                                                                                                                                                               ames, ia 50011                                  duplication
                                                                                                             Becker Underwood. We produce a wide
                                                                                                                                                               515.294.2025                                    2730 Graham st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                             range of products including landscape
                                                                                                             coatings, inoculants, seed enhancements,                         515.232.3687
                                                                                                             beneficial nematodes and turf and                 640 AM & 90.1 FM                      
                                                                                                             horticulture.                                                                                     Produces and distributes instructional
                                                                                                                                                                                                               DVDs for coaches, athletes and parents,
                                                                                                                                                               Kasi 1430/ KccQ 105.1                           including physical education and general
                                                                                                             sauer-danfoss                                     channel Q                                       strength training and conditioning. Provides
                                                                                                             2800 E 13th st, ames, ia 50010                    415 main st, ames, ia 50010                     complete DVD and CD duplication.
                                                                                                             515.239.6000                                      515.232.1430
                                                                                                             Wherever mobile machinery is at work, so          1430 KASI celebrates more than 60 years
                                                                                                             is Sauer-Danfoss. We are the only global                                                          105 Welch ave, ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                                                                               of serving Ames and the surrounding areas.
                                                                                                             company solely focused on fulfilling the          Featuring the newest music and Mancow           515.292.3630
                                                                                                             needs of off-highway vehicle manufacturers        in the mornings. Also tune in to 105.1
                                                                                                             with engineered hydraulic, electric and           Channel Q.                                      24-hour quick printer, b/w and full color,
                                                                                                             electronic systems, and components.                                                               graphic design, fax services, passport
                                                                                                                                                                                                               photos, wireless Internet access and large
                                                                                                                                                               the sun                                         format printing.
                                                                                                             story construction co.                            703 E Lincoln Way
                                                                                                             300 s Bell ave, ames, ia                          ames, ia 50010                                  Flynn Wright - des moines
                                                                                                             515.232.4358                                      515.233.3299                                    501 sW 7th st, ste J
                                                                                                                                                         des moines, ia 50309
                                                                                                             A full-service general contractor,                Central Iowa’s only direct mailed
                                                                                                             construction manager, and design-builder in                                                       515.243.2845
                                                                                                                                                               newspaper reaching over 37,000
                                                                                                             commercial and industrial construction.           households every Wednesday. Find it in
                                                                                                                                                               your mailbox, not your bushes.                  Full-service advertising agency -
                                                                                                                                                                                                               advertising, marketing, public relations,
                                                                                                             mEdia                                                                                             interactive and research.
                                                                                                                                                               PRintinG, maRKEtinG
                                                                                                             ames Bulletin Board                               & dEsiGn                                        Glendandy marketing
                                                                                                             120 Kellogg ave, ames, ia 50010                                                                   advertising
                                                                                                             515.233.3220                                                                                      ames, ia
                                                                                                                                                               a & R marketing                                 515.292.8524
                                                                                                              “Guide to Best of Ames” since 1951. Now          217 Welch Ave, #101
                                                                                                             a full-sized magazine with feature stories,       ames, ia 50014                                  Complete promotional product services.
                                                                                                             hundreds of events, sports, and activities        515.296.4651
                                                                                                             listings and a larger map that is easier to       Providing screen printing and embroidery.
                                                                                                             read. Published quarterly. Free, with over                   Free artwork for all custom          Heuss Printing
                                                                                                             200 distribution outlets. Online updates                     screen print and embroidery          903 n 2nd st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                             available.                                                   orders.                              515.232.6710 or 800.232.6710
                                                                                                                                   alpha copies inc.                               We print everything that you can put your
                                                                                                                                                               2310 Lincoln Way                                logo on and we do it well. Award-winning
                                                                                                             (formerly                                                                            design. Free pick-up and delivery.
                                                                                                             120 Kellogg ave, ames, ia 50010                   ames, ia 50014
                                                                                                             515.233.3220                                      515.292.3121
                                                                                                                                                  innova ideas & services
                                                                                                             Use to learn about             24-hour quick print center, high speed          304 main st, ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                             Ames and the surrounding area. Extensive          b/w and color copies. Offset printing,          515.232.5373
                                                                                                             event calendars are easy to use. Feature          lamination, passport photos, large format
                                                                                                             articles provide detailed information.            printing, vinyl banners, screen printing, ASI   A marketing/advertising agency specializing
                                                                                                                                                               marketing items. “Serving an original God       in strategic marketing, public relations,
                                                                                                                                                               in a World of Copies.”                          graphic design, web design, copywriting
Photos (from top): Summer Iowa Games, courtesy of the Iowa Sports Foundation; Inside Beardshear Hall, Iowa                                                                 20% off regular priced in-store     and event management.
State University, courtesy of Iowa State University; Conference at the Scheman Building.                                                                                   items.
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sigler Printing and Publishing                      printing, mailing services, and graphic design.      caleb Jamin Photography                            Gary thompson oil company
3100 s Riverside dr                                            10% off shipping.                         232 main st, ste 201, ames, ia 50010               414 s duff ave, ames, ia 50010
ames, ia 50010                                                                                           515.232.1962                                       515.232.6666
515.232.6997                                                                                                                                                Winning solutions, inc.                              Specializing in weddings, we use a                 Own and operate “Swift Stop” convenience
The parent company of Innova, a creative            301 alexander ave, ste c                             photojournalistic approach to capture your         stores in central Iowa and wholesale petroleum
services agency with offices in Ames and            ames, ia 50010                                       story. Stop in our studio for a consultation.      products.
Des Moines; Sigler, a premier printing and                                                               Seniors, portraits, families and children.
                                                    515.239.9900                                                    Free sitting fee. $100 value.
production house; and Signify, an apparel and
                                                                                                                       Grand cleaners
merchandise business.                                                                                                                                       2713 stange Rd, ste 102
                                                    A full-service information technology firm,
                                                    offering clients results-based solutions in ASP/                                                        ames, ia 50010
sign Pro of ames                                    managed hosting, application development             cambridge House                                    515.520.2900
619 s 4th st, ames, ia 50010                        for desktop and Web use, and consulting and          Photography - cambridge                  
515.232.4500                                        network services.                                    314 West 4th st, cambridge, ia 50046               We are a family-owned and operated                                                                                      515.205.6665                                       professional dry cleaner offering personalized
                                                                                                                                                            service and superior quality. We also specialize
Full-service sign company, including wide
format, full-color printing. Quality signs of all
                                                    additionaL                                                   in wedding gown preservation.
                                                                                                         ‘Where Unique begins with YOU.’ Specializing
kinds, on time!                                     sERVicEs                                             in weddings, seniors, families, pets and events.
                                                                                                                   Free 8x10 with $450 minimum              Heartland technology
standard Printing & design, inc.                    Benjamin design                                                purchase. Not valid with any             solutions, inc.
                                                                                                                  other offer.                              1920 Philadelphia, ste 104
120 Hayward ave, ste 1                              collaborative, P.c.
ames, ia 50010                                                                                                                                              ames, ia 50010
                                                    401 clark ave, ste 200                               Friedrich/iowa Realty
515.239.9994                                                                                                                                                515.233.4807
                                                    ames, ia 50010                                       100 6th st, ames, ia 50010                                                                                                                                  
                                                    515.232.0888                                         515.232.6175
UPs store, the                                      Architecture office providing professional
                                                                                                                            Hunziker & associates, Realtors
                                                                                                         Real estate sales and relocation, builders,        105 s 16th st, ames, ia 50010
809 Wheeler st, ste 6, ames, ia 50010               services for a variety of project types:
                                                                                                         rentals and land development. Established
515.232.1188                                        residential, multi-family, schools, churches and                                                        515.233.4450
                                                                                                         in 1927. Friedrich Real Estate is Ames and                                    retail. Projects located primarily in Iowa.
                                                                                                         central Iowa’s trusted source for real estate      Full-service real estate company offering
UPS shipping, packaging, mailbox rentals,                                                                service.                                           assistance in the buying & selling of homes
postal services, copying, printing, commercial                                                                                                              and relocation.
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                      3 Great Stores!
                                                                                                                    219 main st, ames, ia 50010                      Klatt & associates
                                                                                                                    515.233.5447                                     617 duff ave
                                                                                                                                             ames, ia 50010
                                                                                                                    Images by Ngaire is a full-service photography   515.232.5642
                                                                                                                    studio. We specialize in children’s portraits,

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                                                                                                                    family portraits and weddings. Commercial        Full-service payroll processing company.
                                                                                                                    work and head shots are also an area that we     We can pay your employees by check or
                                                                                                                    service.                                         direct deposit. We offer web payroll with HR
                                                                                                                                                                     functionality. Call for a quote.
                                                                                                                    iowa subway development
                                                                                                                    503 duff ave, ames, ia 50010                     RE/maX Real Estate center
                       Ontario                                         13th Street                                  515.232.0239                                     1606 s duff ave
                                                                                                                    Franchise development.                           ames, ia 50010
                                               Grand Avenue

                                                                  Clark Avenue

                                                                                 Duff Avenue
North Dakota Avenue

                                                                                                                    iowa telecom communications,           
                                                                                                                                                                     Well-established real estate office with
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                                                                                                    Interstate 35
                                                                                                                                                                     exceptional, full-time realtors here to help you
                                  6th Street                  ➡
                                                                                                                    403 W 4th st n, newton, ia 50208                 sell or buy your next property. Call us today!

                                                                       5th Street                         
                                                                                                                    Iowa Telecom, along with one of its
                                                                                                                                                                     sevde self storage
                                                                        Main Street
                                                                        M                                                                                            1220 southern Hills dr
                                                                                                                    subsidiaries, Baker Communications, provides
                                                                                                                    high-tech customized voice and data solutions    ames, ia 50010
                      West Lincoln Way                                 Lincoln Way
                                                                       Li                                           for businesses of any size.                      515.232.6605 or 800.443.6311
                                                                                                                    Knapp-tedesco insurance
South Dakota Avenue

                                                                                                                    agency, inc.                                     smG
                                                                                                                    627 main st, ames, ia 50010                      iowa state center, scheman Bldg
                                                                                                                    515.232.7060                                     ste 4, ames, ia 50011
                                         Highway 30                                                                 nai Electrical contractors
                                                                                                                    728 E Lincoln Way, ames, ia 50010                VenuWorks
                                                                                                                    515.232.8606                                     4611 mortensen Rd, ste 111
                                                                                                                                                                     ames, ia 50014
                      • groceries • ice • food court
                                                                                                                    Electrical contracting.                          515.232.5151

                      • open 24 hours • wine & spirits                                                              nancy marion -                                   Provides management services for arenas,
                                                                                                                                                                     theaters and convention centers. Manages
                                                                                                                    Friedrich/iowa Realty                            food and beverage operations and provides

                      • pharmacy
                                                                                                                    100 6th st, ames, ia 50010                       event booking and promotion services.
                                                                                                                    Ames & Story County real estate sales,
                                                                                                                    specializing in Residential, Investment
                                                                                                                    & Commercial. Contact Nancy Marion at

                            640 Lincoln Way      3800 W. Lincoln Way
                              515-232-1961           515-292-5543
                             Open 24 hours           Open 24 hours
                                        Hy-Vee Drugstore
                                500 Main Street • 515-233-9855
                                Hours: M-F 7-8, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 10-4
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