- TripBuzz discovered 50 different types of activities for couples in the Ames area, including Parks (like McFarland Park), Family Fun Center (like Perfect Games), Movie Theaters (like Movies 12) and Jazz/Blues Bars (like Dg's Tap House), and much more.
- We discovered a total of 34 date ideas in or near Ames, Iowa, including 18 fun or romantic activities in nearby cities within 25 miles like Ankeny, Boone and Madrid.
Managed by the University of Iowa, Reiman Gardens is an extensive series of botanical gardens that includes a gigantic butterfly house. This attraction is open throughout the year and offers holiday exhibits in its warm greenhouses.
Featuring the 6.5-acre McFarland Lake, McFarland Park provides 5.5 miles of trails suitable for hiking and biking. It can be used for fishing, picnicking, camping and exploring the woodland, tallgrass prairie and stream habitats located in the park.
The Brunnier Art Museum, located in Ames, Iowa features a perminate collection as well as rotating exhibits browered from private collections and other museums. A nice variety of interesting items is always available for viewing.
Located on the site of a former dairy farm, Moore Memorial Park features open grass fields and paths that take visitors into a nature area bordered by a creek. It provides a playground, restroom facilities, picnic tables, grills and shelters.