Things To Do In Ames


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  • Perfect Games
    Bowling balls tumble down Perfect Games’s 24 lanes, which are situated beneath a row of flat-screen TVs. In between frames, players lounge in comfy couches or make their way to the sports bar for a quick round of billiards. Black lights illuminate each lane's invisible-inked diary entries at Friday and Saturday cosmic-bowling sessions, and the laser arena’s two floors remain aglow at all times, as participants snake through labyrinthine corridors brightened with splashes of red, orange, and green paint. Elsewhere, an arcade enthralls gamers with titles such as Time Crisis 3 and Guitar Hero, and a bounce house shelters leaping tykes aged 7 and younger. Kingpin Pizza reenergizes visitors with its extensive menu of paninis, pasta, salads, and made-from-scratch New York--style thin-crust pizzas cooked in a Roto-Flex oven whose rotating stone shelves can bake up to 100 pizzas every hour.
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    1320 Dickinson Ave
    Ames, IA US
  • Anytime Fitness
    Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.
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    5820 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA US
  • Coldwater Golf Links
    We are an 18-hole public golf course located in the heart of Iowa. We showcase bentgrass tees, fairways, and greens and over 40 undulating bunkers. Our course pays tribute to the links traditions of golf by relying on the prairie winds and fescue grasses as the primary defenses.
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    1400 South Grand Avenue
    Ames, IA US
  • Reiman Gardens
    Award-winning Reiman Gardens—a public enclave nearing its centennial—blankets 14 acres in lush flora and fauna. Equipped with a supporter membership, families consisting of two cohabitating adults, children under 17 years of age, and wisecracking imaginary friends can frolic amongst well-manicured natural resources for a full calendar year and commemorate their jaunts with discounted souvenirs and educational programs. The sprawling facilities encompass numerous courtyards and flower patches, dotting the verdant landscape with a breathtaking glass conservatory and a butterfly house packed with up to 800 colorful winged arthropods. With enough space to accommodate a new botanical adventure each visit, members can spend one sojourn observing the serenity of Lake Helen and another admiring the garden's collection of vintage Rose Parade floats during a saunter through the rose garden.
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    1407 University Blvd
    Ames, IA US
  • Creative Spirits Ames
    The fire of a sunset. The majesty of a rocky beach. The quiet dignity of a bowl of fruit. Artistic inspiration lives in many different places. For visitors to Creative Spirits, that inspiration might live at the bottom of a wine glass. During the studio's easy-going painting events, guests sip glasses of their favorite wine or beer while painting a personalized copy of the night's chosen painting. They're helped along by the studio's engaging in-house artists; in addition to understanding the process of turning canvases into works of art, they're also experienced teacher, able to unlock the artistic potential in even beginning painters. The studio also provides all of the necessary materials, including brushes and acrylic paints, as well as lessons on how to use them. By the end of the party, painters own a piece of wall-friendly art, painted by their own hands and filled with memories of the fun they've had.
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    4820 Mortensen Rd.
    Ames, IA US
  • Story City GCC- Iowa Beer and Wine Event
    The perfect excuse to drink, eat, and mingle, SKAL - Wine & Beer Tastings encourages visitors to do all three during an evening of culinary adventure. At the annual event, sample a variety of craft beers and wines and nibble on hor d'oeuvres, all the while enjoying steady beats throughout the night.
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    524 Main
    Story City, IA US
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