Ames Tourism

Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa in Story County. Lying approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of Des Moines, it had a 2010 population of 58,965. The U.S. Census Bureau designates the Ames metropolitan statistical area as encompassing all of Story County; combined with the Boone, Iowa micropolitan statistical area (Boone County, Iowa), the pair make up the larger Ames-Boone combined statistical area. While Ames is the largest city in Story County, the county seat is in the nearby city of Nevada 8 miles (13 km) east of Ames. Ames is the home of Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU), a public research institution with leading Agriculture, Design, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine colleges. ISU is the nation's first designated land-grant university, and the birthplace of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer, the world's first electronic digital computer. Ames hosts one of two national sites for the United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which comprises the National Veterinary Services Laboratory and the Center for Veterinary Biologics. Ames is also the home of the USDA's Agricultural Research Service's National Animal Disease Center. NADC is the largest federal animal disease center in the U.S., conducting research aimed at solving animal health and food safety problems faced by livestock producers and the public. Ames has the headquarters for the Iowa Department of Transportation. In 2010, Ames was ranked ninth on CNNMoney.com "Best Places to Live" list.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Ames in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Ames like a local. A holiday in Ames can generally be of 1-2 days.

Ames is an affair to remember, follow this apt itinerary of the place and return home with a bunch of memories.

  • Know the pollution level of Ames before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.67 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Ames for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ames.

    • Burglary and Theft 5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 10 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 10 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 15 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 15 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 85 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 5 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
    • Safety Index 87.06 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 54.01 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 14.75 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 63.89 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.48 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ames

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.19 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.4 USD

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