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Ames and Des Moines are both great towns with more to do than Iowa fans would suggest. My cousin from Tulsa has spent a lot of time in Stillwater and Ames and feels that they are very, very similar. Do Ames after the game, and then head on down to DSM on Saturday. We don't have a Des Moines guide out yet, but will put one together, as most of us at WRNL live in the DSM area and a lot of folks who come up for ISU games end finding rooms in Des Moines for the weekend.