Destination guide

Why people love visiting lively Ames

Enjoy the live music and other features of Ames. This city's sporting events, university setting and restaurants draw many visitors. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Ames

Are you looking for top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Ames a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Veenker Memorial Golf Course (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Snus Hill Vineyard and Winery (11.8 mi / 19.1 km)
  • Boone Speedway (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Honey Creek Golf Club (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Center Grove Orchard (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Tournament Club of Iowa (19 mi / 30.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Ames

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Ames is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Reiman Gardens (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Ledges State Park (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Iowa Arboretum (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Big Creek State Park (17.8 mi / 28.6 km)
  • Saylorville Lake (20.9 mi / 33.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Ames

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 35.6 mi (57.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ames?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 20 holiday lettings around Ames. From 5 Houses to 2 Townhouses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Ames?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Ames. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Farm House Museum: 27 holiday lettings
  • Reiman Gardens: 29 holiday lettings
  • Jack Trice Stadium: 27 holiday lettings
  • Iowa State Center: 27 holiday lettings
  • Octagon Center for the Arts: 27 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ames listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Ames?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 5 Houses in Ames. Our other popular types of Ames holiday rentals include:

  • Townhouses: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 13 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ames?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10 holiday homes with pool available in Ames. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.