2600 SE 16th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: (515) 233-6060
Fax: (515) 233-1911
A department of the City of Ames, the Ames Public Library features a nice selection of books, videos, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. Programs are regularly scheduled.
Located to the south of Iowa State University's campus, Reiman Gardens was established with the aim of getting students acquainted with the science of horticulture. Spread across 17 acres (6.87 hectares), the gardens were established in 1995, thanks to the efforts of alumnus Roy Reiman and the college's horticulture department. Housed within Reiman Gardens is a conservatory, herb garden, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, rose garden, Patty Jischke Children’s Garden and many more. Visitors can enjoy a walk by the lake or follow any one of the green trails.
McFarland Park is a 200-acre area that includes a variety of ecotypes, the Story County Conservation Center, Stargazing Observatory, hard-surfaced Touch-a-Life Trail, a six and a half-acre lake stocked with bluegill, bass and catfish, five and a half miles of trails, and picnic areas with grills.
Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyards' varieties are Cabernet Franc, Chancellor, Chelios, Frontenac, Marchael Foch, Niagara, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, St. Pepin, Swenson Red, Traminette, and Vidal Blanc.
Original family furniture, a museum and a library can be found at the restored birthplace of former First Lady Mamie Doud Eisenhower, wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States.
Adventureland Amusement Park is chock full of fun activities for the whole family. From thrilling roller coasters , to the relaxing Lazy river ride there is something for everyone. With plenty of food stalls and eateries, it's easy to spend the day chilling out with friends and family at Adventureland Amusement Park. Special rides for the kids means that no one feels left out. If you want a longer experience, the Adventureland Resort Hotel offers up relaxing options for a lovely vacation. For more details on timings and pricing, look up the website.