Ames, IA offers plenty of things to do

Iowa State Cyclones fans love the location of the Country Inn & Suites, Ames, IA, just three miles from campus. While you’re here, you can see a football game at Jack Trice Stadium and tour the beautiful 17-acre Reiman Gardens. Visit the Brunnier Art Museum’s N. C. Wyeth painting collection and attend a show at the Stephens Auditorium. Your kids are sure to sleep well in your hotel room after a day filled with fun things to do, like riding rides at Adventureland Park or touring exhibits at the Octagon Center for the Arts. When it's time to head home, you can hop on I-35 to catch your flight at Des Moines International Airport (DSM).

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Adventureland Park

24.67 mi / 39.7 km from the hotel
Board a thrilling roller coaster or a fun family ride at this expansive amusement park. During the summer, don't miss Breaker Beach Wavepool and the Caribbean Cruiser lazy river at Adventure Bay Water Park.

Ames Community Theater (ACTORS, Inc.)

5.07 mi / 8.16 km from the hotel
Catch a play or a musical at this theater that's been a part of the community for more than 60 years.

Blank Park Zoo

33.84 mi / 54.47 km from the hotel
Visit giraffes, African lions, red pandas, and sea lions at this 25-acre zoological park in Des Moines.

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad

16.59 mi / 26.7 km from the hotel
For a fun family outing, get your tickets for a ride on the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad, which offers kid-friendly themes like Chuggington and Thomas & Friends as well as romantic dinner rides and picnic excursions.

Iowa Arboretum

15.28 mi / 24.6 km from the hotel
Discover all that the Des Moines River Valley has to offer at the Iowa Arboretum, where you can hike woodland and prairie trails, wander through the Peony Labyrinth garden, and look for a special souvenir at the gift shop.

Iowa State University

3.82 mi / 6.15 km from the hotel
Get your cardinal-and-gold gear on before heading to the campus of Iowa State University to cheer on the Cyclones. Tour the gardens and museums while enjoying one of the most beautifully landscaped campuses in the country.