About Ames


Let's have a look around into background of Ames

Let’s have a look around into background of Ames, Iowa.

  • County: Story County
  • State: Iowa
  • Country: United States
  • Latitude: 42.026112
  • Longitude: -93.630996
  • Time zone:  US/Central
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Ames

Weather:

Climate:   humid continental

Best Time to Visit: September

Location

The city of Ames is located in the central Story County, Iowa, United States.

Distance from Ames center to Airport

Ames Municipal Airport is a public-use airport, located 2 miles, to the south-east of the central business district of Ames.

Driving Distance: 4 Miles/6 Km

Driving Time: 30 Mins

Languages: English followed by Spanish.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Ames Municipal Airport
  • Road: Bus: Ames Intermodel Facility.   Taxi: Ames Taxi Service

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars:
    • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
  • For Hotels:
    • Room Service: 10 – 15% of the Bill
    • Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
    • Concierge: Between $5 - $25
  • Valet Parking:
    • Parking or Returning Car: $1 - $2

Nearby Tourist Cities




Anchorage

Location

Alaska’s most populous city, Anchorage is situated in the south-central portion of Alaska

Weather
  • Climate: Subarctic climate
  • Best Time to Visit: May to September
Tourist Attractions
  • WestChester lagoon
  • Hilltop Ski Area
  • Alaska Zoo

Emergency Contact Numbers in Ames city

 

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
  • Taxi: (515) 232-1343 (Ames Taxi Service)
  • Airport: +1 515-239-5120(Pittsburgh International Airport)

Events

  • Reiman Gardens Independence Day Celebration
  • The Band Perry
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas in Ames

Tourist Attractions

  • Reiman Gardens
  • The Farm House
  • Ada Hayden Heritage Park

Theatre & Concerts

  • Cinemark Movies 12

Visit Top Restaurants in Ames

  • The Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.
  • Hickory Park
  • The Cafe

 

Top Shopping Centers in Ames

  • North Grand Mall
  • Worldly Goods
  • Downtown Deli

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Brunnier Art Museum
  • Farm House Museum
  • Christian Petersen Art Museum

Sports Club

  • Ames Racquet and Fitness Center South
  • Ames Racquet and Fitness Center West
  • Ames Golf & Country Club

Shelling Out Dollars

Restaraunts:

Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant- 11.50 $

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)- 7.00 $

Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle) - 4.50 $

Transportation:

One-way Ticket (Local Transport)- 1.25 $

Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff)- 28.00 $

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