Information about Ames, IA and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

In the heart of the Midwest

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A little about Ames

Centrally and conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest and Iowa, Ames is known for its healthy, stable economy, flourishing cultural environment, and the world-renowned Iowa State University. Designated as 9th Best Place to Live in the United States by CNNMoney.com (2010), Ames is an attractive location for new businesses to locate and for existing businesses to expand. World class companies including 3M, Barilla, Becker Underwood, Boehringer Ingelheim, Hach, Sauer-Danfoss, Syngenta, and many others are located in Ames.

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The history of Ames

The city was founded in 1864 as a station stop on the Cedar Rapids and Missouri Railroad and was named after 19th century U.S. Congressman Oakes Ames of Massachusetts, who was influential in the building of the transcontinental railroad. Ames was founded near a location that was deemed favorable for a railroad crossing of the Skunk River. It was founded by the Ames family which originated from England.

Contact Information

Address:

Ames, Iowa
50010

Where is Ames

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Businesses in Ames, Iowa

Here is a collection of local Ames, Iowa businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Athletic Business Services Construction / Trades Food/Grocery Jewelry Museums / Attractions Restaurants Services Shopping

 

Octagon Center for the Arts

Art

A cornerstone of the cultural scene since 1966.

 

Skunk River Cycles

Athletic

We carry the bike for your riding style

 

Gateway Insurance Services

Business Services

Driven to exceed your insurance expectations

 

Integrity Construction Services

Construction / Trades

Commercial and residential construction and remodeling

 

Cafe Diem

Food/Grocery

Your premier coffee shop.

 

The Sweet Shoppe of Ames

Food/Grocery

Cupcakes for all occasions!

 

Wheatsfield Grocery

Food/Grocery

Wheatsfield, your local natural foods co-op!

 

Ames Silversmithing

Jewelry

From our hands to her heart.

 

Coldwater Golf Links

Museums / Attractions

Central Iowa's most unique golf experience!

 

Aunt Maude's

Restaurants

Daily lunch and dinner additions freshly prepared

 

Brick City Grill

Restaurants

Where every day is game day

 

Hickory Park BBQ

Restaurants

BBQ, ice cream and fun

 

Ames Pet Resort

Services

We have a passion for animals.

 

Hap's Air Service

Services

Family owned full service aviation business.

 

Massage Heights Ames

Services

It's a great day at Massage Heights Ames!

 

Duck Worth Wearing

Shopping

A unique quality children's and maternity consignment shop

 

Tangerine Zebra

Shopping

Antiques and vintage decor

 

Whimze Boutique

Shopping

Fun and Funky fashions and accessories