Find plenty of exciting things to do in Ames

Located at the intersection of I-35 and Highway 30, the Country Inn & Suites, Ames, IA puts you close to the action at Iowa State University's Jack Trice Stadium, home of Cyclones football. Take a tour of Iowa State's campus, where you'll find the beautiful 17-acre Reiman Gardens and the Brunnier Art Museum, which houses a collection of paintings by acclaimed artist N. C. Wyeth. Families also enjoy trying all the rides at Adventureland Resort, shopping at North Grand Mall and marveling at the Octagon Center for the Arts exhibits. When it's time to head home, you can hop on I-35 S 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 ChuggingtonTM and Thomas & FriendsTM 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.