4 days in Ames Itinerary

4 days in Ames Itinerary

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Ames is a city located in the central part of Story County, Iowa, United States. Change things up with these side-trips from Ames: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center (in Prairie City), High Trestle Trail (in Ankeny) and Imes Covered Bridge (in Saint Charles). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 7th (Sun) at Adventureland. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Reiman Gardens, explore and take pictures at Iowa State University, make a trip to Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, and admire the landmark architecture of Historic Park Inn Hotel.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ames visit planner.

In October in Ames, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ames

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Side Trips

Clear Lake, Historic Park Inn Hotel, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, Imes Covered Bridge
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Iowa State University ©
Iowa State University
Reiman Gardens ©
Reiman Gardens
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum