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We want to welcome you to CYtes (pronounced sites), your official guide to all of the sites throughout Ames and Iowa State University.

This guide is named after CY, the cardinal mascot of Iowa State University. When you visit Ames, you might see CY cheering with the fans at a Cyclone athletic event, entertaining guests during a special celebration or greeting students on central campus. We think CY is the best mascot around, but don’t just take our word for it; CY has been nationally recognized as the CBS Sportsline Most Dominant College Mascot on Earth and the CapitalOne Bowl National Mascot of the Year.

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    The Sounds of Summer
    Music abounds this summer throughout the Ames area with several outdoor entertainment options for you to enjoy the warmer weather and your tunes

    • 1 / Experience live music on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons at Snus Hill Winery!
    • 2 / While you are exploring Downtown Ames during the Ames Main Street Farmers’ Market make sure you check out the different musicians each week!
    • 3 / Save the date for Burgie’s Open Mic Night!