- 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.
Small and large groups, as well as private parties, are comfortably accommodated at Cardinal Lanes, which features 20 lanes and offers everything from bumper bowling to Disco bowling with music and colorful lights in the dark.
The Newton Community Theatre features quality theatre productions for guests of all ages. Past productions have included Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, Annie, My Fair Lady, and It's a Wonderful Life, among many others.
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3300 South 24th Ave East, Newton, IA 50208 MoreLess Info
Providing real NASCAR cars, Richard Petty Driving Experience allows visitors to race 50 laps on a speedway. The crew provides special training first before letting the visitor take the car out for a ride.
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3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, IA 50208 MoreLess Info
With a 7/8th mile paved, oval track, visitors at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience- Iowa Speedway can take an instructional class before heading to the track for laps. Visitors can choose to ride along with a professional or drive solo.
Oenophiles love the Summerset Winery in Indianola, Iowa, an award-winning winery in a gorgeous setting. This family-owned winery welcomes visitors and provides a non-intimidating setting for guests who are new to the world of wine.
Visit the colorful and inventive National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa to celebrate one of the most adrenaline rushing activities known to man! Enjoy pictures, demonstrations, and the science behind hot air ballooning, as well as a look at a full hot air balloon up close and personal.
Named for benefactors Mr. and Mrs. William Buxton, Buxton Park is situated on 5.4 acres and is home to a butterfly garden, arboretum and ornamental fountain. It provides benches, a gazebo and a trail suitable for biking and walking.
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7852 Jesup Street, Indianola, IA 50125 MoreLess Info
Winning awards for its creative wines, La Vida Loca Winery is a local favorite with much to offer. With Dinner on the Deck events held throughout the summer, guests have the opportunity to try a variety of different wine pairings.