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Ames overview

Ames is a friendly place, distinct for its live music and sports, and known for its universities and shops. Sports fans will enjoy football and football, and everyone will enjoy ample cafe and dining options. Families can spend some quality time at Iowa Arboretum and Center Grove Orchard. Head to Veenker Memorial Golf Course and Farm House Museum to make some memories. A family- and business-friendly area, Ames also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Ames

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Ames has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Ames with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Ames hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Ames hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

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 activities include attractions such as:
  • • Hilton Coliseum
  • • Jack Trice Stadium
  • • Haunting at Farrar
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
  • • Iowa State University
  • • Iowa State Center
  • • Reiman Gardens
  • • Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery, Madrid, Iowa, United States of America

When to visit Ames

Wondering when the best time to visit is? Here are seasonal trends to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 13°C day, -11°C night
  • April-June: 29°C day, 1°C night
  • July-September: 29°C day, 8°C night
  • October-December: 22°C day, -11°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 94 cm
  • April-June: 342 cm
  • July-September: 328 cm
  • October-December: 147 cm
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