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Ames Travel Guide  

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Info about Ames

Area:
55 km2
Elevation:
287 m
Overview

Ames can be mentioned as a city situated in the center of Iowa, US. It stands at an approximate distance of 30 miles on the northern side of ‘Des Moines’ (Story County).

It is a known fact that Ames is Story County’s biggest city. However, county seat has been located in ‘Nevada’; which is at a distance of 8 miles on the eastern side of Ames.

This place is a home to ‘Iowa State University’; comprising of leading Science, Agriculture, Engineering, and Design colleges.
As per US Census Bureau, Ames’s total area consists of 55.9 sq. Km; out of which 0.1 sq. Km is water.

This place lies on ‘Interstate 35, US Route 30 and 69’, along with ‘cross country line’ of ‘Union Pacific Railroad’, approximately located at a distance of 48 Km on the northern side of Des Moines, state capital.

Squaw Creek and Skunk river run through Ames.

Population as per 2000 census was 50731.

Area code:
0515
Time zone:
UTC+-6
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