Local Guide

We have confidence in these service providers to meet or exceed expectations!!

Restaurants & Catering

Aunt Maude's

Dublin Bay Irish Pub

Great Food and Irish Pub Atmosphere

320 South 16th St, Ames 50010
 (515) 956-3580

BNC Fieldhouse

Bar and grill in the heart of Campus Town

206 Welch Ave, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-9622

Wallaby's Bar & Grille

Stomping Grounds


Executive Express
Airport Van

Cyclone Cab

United Cab Des Moines

Visitor Info & Local Links

About Iowa State University

Ada Haden Heritage Park
Picnic, jog or walk the 3-mile path; fish in the well-stocked lake. Fishing License Info

Ames Events Calendar 

Ames Chamber of Commerce

Ames Economic Development Commission

Ames Golf & Country Club
A well-manicured golf course on 164 acres, includes a new zero entry pool, tennis courts and clubhouse dining.

Ames Racquet & Fitness Center
Play Tennis or racquetball, work out or swim; one day family passes are available.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
Travel to the old mining town of Fraser in 1920's era coach cars.

City of Ames 

Coldwater Golf Links
Bent grass tees, fairways and greens ensure the highest quality playing surfaces, while the treeless site and native grasses provide an experience unlike any other.

Furman Aquatic Center
Includes a 550-foot lazy river with a waterfall and two tremendous water slides. The 50 meter pool boasts a 150' drop slide, basketball hoops, floatables, 3-meter platform, and one-meter spring board. A 5,000 square foot recreational pool includes zero depth entry a large play structure, and slides for kids.

Homewood Golf Course

Iowa State Center

ISU Admissions & Visits 

ISU Alumni Center 

ISU Athletics 

ISU Dairy Farm 
Cows are milked daily at 5am and 5pm and don't mind observers.

ISU Departments

ISU Campus Map

ISU Memorial Union 

ISU Visitor Guide 

Ames Main Street Cultural District 
Park and walk from one end to the other; stop in some great shops!

Mary Greeley Medical Center
Serves a 13-county region 

McFarland Clinic Locations in Ames
Central Iowa's largest physician-owned multi-specialty clinic.

Perfect Games Bowl
Play laser tag or arcade games and dine at Kingpin Pizza.

Prairie Moon Winery 
Eighteen-acre vineyard just west of the Ames Golf & Country Club. Check for tasting times and live entertainment.

Reiman Gardens 
Fourteen acres south of Jack Trice Stadium...a fun place to wander...outside or in the Butterfly Garden known to have as many as 800 butterflies. 

Seven Oaks Recreation 
Full service canoe, kayak and river tube outfitter floats the scenic Des Moines River. 

Snus Hill Winery 
South between Huxley and Slater on 320th St.  Wed thru Sun 10am to 6 pm.

Veenker Memorial Golf Course 
Iowa State's golf course north of the campus on the west side of Stange Road.