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Ames overview

Visitors speak favourably about all that Ames has to offer, including its university and dining. Sports fans will enjoy football and basketball. You can take in the local culture of Ames at Farm House Museum and Brunnier Art Museum. While you're in town, don't miss a chance to see sights like Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Iowa State Center.

Where to stay in Ames

Whether travelling for business or leisure, Ames can accommodate all visitors. There are 24 hotels in Ames and you can shop for as many as 61 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 30%. Our room prices start at GBP 39 per night. Here's a breakdown of hotels by star rating in Ames as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 31 3-star hotels from GBP 48 per night
  • • 11 2-star hotels from GBP 41 per night

How to get to Ames

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 35.6 mi (57.2 km) from central Ames.

What to see around Ames

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Hilton Coliseum
  • • Jack Trice Stadium
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Iowa Arboretum
  • • Center Grove Orchard
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
Live music and theatre are highlights of the area, along with cultural places like:
  • • Farm House Museum
  • • Brunnier Art Museum
  • • Stephens Auditorium
  • • Octagon Center for the Arts
  • • Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum
Recommended places to see include:
  • • Veenker Memorial Golf Course
  • • Farm House Museum
  • • Iowa State Center
  • • Brunnier Art Museum
  • • Stephens Auditorium

When to visit Ames

Do you want to know the ideal time of year to visit? Here's a list of the seasonal weather norms to help with trip planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • • January-March: 13°F day, -11°F night
  • • April-June: 29°F day, 1°F night
  • • July-September: 29°F day, 8°F night
  • • October-December: 22°F day, -11°F night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • • January-March: 93 inches
  • • April-June: 342 inches
  • • July-September: 328 inches
  • • October-December: 147 inches