Ames Attractions

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  • Kevin P
    Carroll, IA29 contributions
    So much to see. Take your time and take it all in. Friendly staff and the plants are wonderful. Wide variety and the landscaping is very well done.
    Written 20 July 2022
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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, MN1,668 contributions
    Beautiful park-like campus. No offense to the state but not what I was expecting to find in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa. Highlights on campus include the Memorial Union, Beardshear Hall, Lake LaVerne and the Campanile. Incredible facilities for engineering majors. Attending a Big 12 football game on campus at Jack Trice Stadium or a basketball game at the Hilton Coliseum are terrific experiences.
    Written 25 June 2022
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  • WonkerLou
    Urbandale, IA1 contribution
    Wife and I went on a motorcycle ride on a Sunday. Went to Alluvial and wow!! The building and grounds very nice. The imperial milk stout, and oh henry batata autumn ale were exceptional. The art work is beautiful. Highly recommend this place
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Ann W
    Boone, IA65 contributions
    I look my two granddaughters to this wonderful Aqatic Center. they had a blast and would come and go again.
    Written 17 September 2021
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  • RobBoston80
    Boston, MA1,149 contributions
    Although I am not a student, I was allowed free access to see the museum. The young lady at the counter pointed out the glass collection and where I could see a nice pair of jugs. The emerald color was spectacular.
    Written 26 September 2021
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  • Doug P
    Ames, Iowa, United States96 contributions
    The Octagon is a great store to shop for unique artwork or just spend time enjoying the fine selections of different types of paintings, pottery, jewelry and many other preferences.They also have artistic classes and events to attend, as well as, permanent and rotating exhibits of artwork.
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • goodfooddoneright
    Arlington, VA76 contributions
    Such a historic place a must see, so impressive the depth of history and authentic items with depth of knowledge, a must see
    Written 2 January 2018
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  • nailuj110
    Humboldt, IA343 contributions
    Torrent Brewing’s Tap room is OPEN. 👍with all the stuff going on. It’s finally nice to find a place that is open. Torrent Brewing Co is not in the fanciest of buildings, but once you step through the door, they have done a great job with the available space. There is a spacious feel to the tap room. Good selection on tap. The IPA was good, but not great. Good wine selection for the wife’s that tolerate there husbands craft beer passion, but can’t get past mich ultra. Ames needs more Torrent Brewing Co. 👍👍
    Written 31 May 2020
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  • Doug P
    Ames, Iowa, United States96 contributions
    Prairie Moon winery is a fun place on Sundays in the summer months to enjoy outdoor live music and one of their unique wines along with one of their wood-fired fresh baked pizzas. You can also book weddings or parties in their large indoor banquet room.
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • Harvey6f
    Langley, WA139 contributions
    The facility is well staffed by volunteers to help with Covid Safety.
    The Director is a gifted homilist.
    This is a nice resource for support Catholic student ministry
    Written 30 June 2021
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  • Daniel L
    Apex, NC390 contributions
    It's really quite a tiny place, but it gets the job done when you need to grab clothes or whatnot.
    The main positive is how connected it is, it's hooked up to quite a few of the bus routes in the town, and you can easily get there from almost anywhere quickly via public transport.
    Written 29 September 2021
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  • Daniel L
    Apex, NC390 contributions
    The building where many influential Iowa State heads or state figures have lived before, it has been restored and preserved to represent the period in which it stood from the late 1800s to early 1900s.

    It is filled with many genuine items from that time period, and also doubles as a display for historical kerosene lamps. I spent about 30-40 minutes just wandering around the 3-story display between classes, and it definitely can keep your attention if you're looking to kill that time.
    Written 31 August 2021
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  • BeachesNwine
    Blanchard, OK197 contributions
    Took a group of kids that were in town for a competition. Place was affordable and fun for the kids! Laser tag was $3 per person. Good pizza. Right now they are not serving anything but pizza and appetizers for food.
    Written 29 May 2022
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  • mberg22
    Ames, IA10 contributions
    North Grand Cinema is my favorite and such a bonus to have a family-owned, non-chain theatre in the Ames community. Seats are huge, comfortable, with sliding tables and seats recline. Employees are always super friendly. Previews have a fun retro vibe. Enjoy a movie with a Stubborn Soda or an adult beverage!
    Written 29 January 2022
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