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Located in central Iowa, Ames is a relaxing yet adventurous vacation destination. Spend the weekend in Brookside Park walking the scenic trails and admiring the blooming flowers, attend a concert at Stephens Auditorium, and sample some beers at the Torrent Brewing Company. Popular hotels to stay in include Hilton Garden Inn Ames, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson and Hampton Inn & Suites Ames.