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Latitude: 42.01965 to 42.02752
Longitude: -93.63694 to -93.66403
Area code(s): 515, 641
Zip Code(s): 50010, 50011, 50012, 50013, 50014
Ames is located in central Iowa roughly 30 miles north of Des Moines, in the eastern part of Story County, astride the Skunk River. The city was named after Massachusetts congressman, shovel tycoon, and transcontinental railroad supporter Oakes Ames, the railroad is still a daily part of Ames life, with nearly 90 Union Pacific long-haul freight trains passing through town each day over several at-grade road crossings. Unfortunately, no passenger rail service is available to the city. Life in Ames More...
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