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Story City

Learn About Bethany Life's Hometown - Story City, Iowa

Only a few short minutes from Ames, Story City is a lively and thriving community offering a quality mix of retailers, restaurants, industries, and service businesses, as well as a variety of year-round festivals and events. Families, volunteers, businesses, and community organizations work together to compliment the exceptional school system, dynamic employment market, beautiful surroundings, diverse recreational opportunities, and friendly people. Story City offers a full calendar of activities that highlight assets of the community and enhance the quality of life for its residents and visitors. Distinctive features like the 1936 Swinging Bridge, 1913 Story Theatre/Grand Opera House, 1903 Bartlett Museum and Carriage House, and the 1913 Herschell-Spillman Antique Carousel offer a unique glimpse into Story City’s history and preservation of small town life.