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Description
Founded as College Farm in 1859 and renamed 7 years later, Ames was established on drained marshland adjacent to the proposed site of Iowa State Agricultural College, now Iowa State University. The school has made significant agricultural contributions. Ames has spread out around the campus, creating a familiar college-town environment.

Visitor Info
Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau 1601 Golden Aspen Dr. AMES, IA 50010. Phone:(515)232-4032

Shopping
North Grand Mall, off I-35 at 2801 Grand Ave., contains more than 50 shops and eateries. The downtown Main Street Cultural District also features more than 50 shops and eateries. Outlet shopping is north on I-35 at 324 Factory Outlet Dr. in nearby Story City.

Things to See
Iowa State University
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott
1523 S Dayton Ave. Ames, IA 50010
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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites
2500 University Blvd. Ames, IA 50010
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Hampton Inn & Suites
2100 SE 16th St. Ames, IA 50010
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Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
2605 SE 16th St. Ames, IA 50010
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