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Book flights to Ames

Ames, Iowa, is a city in the central part of the state. It's a good choice for travellers interested in a mix of science, history, and outdoor activities. For people interested in science, Ames is home to Iowa State University, which has a veterinary medicine school and a renowned engineering program. The university also has a science museum that's open to the public. Those interested in history can explore the Brunnier Art Museum, which has a collection of American art, or learn about agriculture at the Farm House Museum. If you're looking for outdoor activities, Ames has several parks and trails. You can also visit Reiman Gardens, which has over 60 acres of gardens and greenhouses.

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Airports near Ames

There are a variety of airports to choose from when visiting Ames. Here's 4 airports that serve Ames.

Des Moines International Airport

Located approximately 40 miles south of Ames, Des Moines International Airport is the closest commercial passenger airport. It offers a range of domestic flights and a few international flights.


Omaha Eppley Airfield

Situated around 160 miles west of Ames, Omaha Eppley Airfield is another option for travellers. It serves as a major airport in the region and offers a variety of domestic and international flights.


Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport

Located approximately 240 miles north of Ames, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport is a larger airport with a wide range of domestic and international flight options. It may require a longer drive, but it is a major hub in the region.


Kansas City International Airport

Situated around 200 miles south of Ames, Kansas City International Airport is another option for travellers. It offers a variety of domestic and international flights and may require a longer drive.

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Buy your flights to Ames and pay later

Did you know that you can buy your flights to Ames now and pay later at Alternative Airlines?

With Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), you have the freedom to spread the cost of your flights to Ames over time, usually on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly period! There are interest-free options available, however, you'll need to check this beforehand with the lending provider.

Using BNPL for your flights to Ames gives you greater flexibility when managing the budget for your flights, ensuring a stress-free trip!

Things to do in Ames

With a wide variety of attractions in Ames, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

Reiman Gardens

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature at Reiman Gardens, a stunning 17-acre garden located in Ames. Explore the various themed gardens, including the Rose Garden, Butterfly Wing, and Herb Garden. With its vibrant flowers, tranquil ponds, and picturesque landscapes, Reiman Gardens offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Octagon Center for the Arts

Discover the vibrant arts scene in Ames at the Octagon Center for the Arts. This community-based arts centre showcases the work of local and regional artists through rotating exhibits, workshops, and classes. Whether you're a seasoned art enthusiast or simply appreciate creativity, the Octagon Center for the Arts is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to be inspired.

Main Street Cultural District

Discover the allure of downtown Ames at Main Street Cultural District. Explore shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Stroll tree-lined streets, browse boutiques, savor local cuisine. Immerse in local culture and create lasting memories. Perfect for a memorable day out.