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 Avenue
    Ames, IA US
  • Anytime Fitness Des Moines
    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
  • 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
  • Welch Avenue Station
    Craving pizza? Head on over to Ames' Welch Avenue Station for a tasty slice with a crust you can't resist. With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out. Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on Welch Avenue Station's menu. Score happy hour deals and steals at Welch Avenue Station. The pizzeria can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table. Welch Avenue Station's guests are no strangers to casual clothing, and sneakers are spotted around every corner. Street parking is available, or, on busy nights, a nearby lot is another option for drivers. You can leave the credit cards at home when heading to Welch Avenue Station — it's strictly cash-only.
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    207 Welch Ave
    Ames, IA US
  • Water Street Bar and Grill
    What is American food? Cuisine that is delicious and perfect for any occasion. Come grab some at Water Street Bar and Grill. It s easy to find fare you love at Water Street Bar and Grill, though fat levels are anything but low. At Water Street Bar and Grill, your large or small party can easily enjoy a meal. Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. Street parking is readily available near Water Street Bar and Grill's Water St location. You won't get sticker shock from your bill at Water Street Bar and Grill — prices are usually less than $15.
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    217 Water St
    Cambridge, IA US
  • Skoal Cellar Lounge
    You can't beat the classics. Stop in at Skoal Cellar Lounge for some good home American cooking. Fulfill your cravings with the yummy fare at Skoal Cellar Lounge. You won't be disappointed unless you're on a diet. Skoal Cellar Lounge's 220th St business provides visitors with valet parking. A typical meal at Skoal Cellar Lounge will set you back less than $30. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Skoal Cellar Lounge since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    3086 220th St
    Williams, IA US

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