All in Cities and Small Towns

5 things to do in Ames, Iowa

When you think of places to visit in Iowa, things like Des Moines, the Bridges of Madison County, or Pella often make the list of places to see. Throughout the years, I’ve made a lot of visits to Iowa. And now after spending several days in Ames (a city of about 70,000) I think the city should definitely be on the list, too. Here are five reasons to think about a visit to this central Iowa city.

Bristol State of Mind

With one foot in Tennessee and the other in Virginia you’re not just in Bristol, you are in a special STATE of mind.  Here the music of the mountains made history, chasing outlaws moved to the last great colosseum, and nature’s wide paintbrush created a backdrop of sparkling waters and majestic mountains.  Bristol may be small on the map but it’s BIG when it comes to things to do.