This map was created by a user. Made with Google My Maps. Ames, Iowa. Terms Create new map. Open map. Shared with you. Help. Feedback. Report inappropriate content. Google Drive .Ames is a city located in the central part of the U.S. state of Iowa in Story County, and approximately miles km north of Des Moines. It is the principal city of the Ames, Iowa Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Story County, and which, when combined with the Boone, Iowa Micropolitan Statistical Area, comprises the .