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Community Resources/Links

Ames has won a number of national awards and recognitions as one of the countries best small cities, including Number 9 on Money Magazine's Best Places to Live (2010) and  100 Best Communities for Young People (2010).

In addition to Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, Ames is also the home of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center and National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment, as well as the Iowa Department of Transportation.



Find out more about a variety of organizations in the Ames community at the following links:

City of Ames

Ames Chamber of Commerce

Ames Visitors and Convention Bureau

Ames Economic Development Commission

Ames Community Schools

Ames Tribune

CyRide Mass Transit

Mary Greeley Medical Center

McFarland Clinic

Main Street Cultural District

Octagon Center for the Arts

Reiman Gardens

University Museums