For an A+ vacation or a trip to visit your college kids, these campus town itineraries will give you some great ideas for spending quality time your student while also supporting local businesses.

Ames - Iowa State University

Reiman Gardens

Reiman Gardens, Ames Iowa

This living and ever-changing garden evolves with the seasons and includes a large variety of plants. Get tips and inspiration for your own garden, enjoy unique art and architecture and relax in an indoor tropical oasis.

Brunnier Art Museum

This one-of-a-kind museum offers a collection that includes prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets, woods, silver and furniture. Visitors can return again and again for regularly changing exhibits, lectures, receptions, conferences, panel discussions and gallery walks.

Ames Community Theater - Actors Inc.

This theater’s seasons include a variety of acts, from light-hearted comedies and thought-provoking dramas to musicals for audiences of all ages.

Visit a Brewery/Winery

Torrent Brewing Co., Ames Iowa

With a variety of breweries and wineries, Ames has everything to satisfy visitors’ taste buds. Alluvial Brewing offers a limited variety of craft beers focused on celebrating the community. Torrent Brewing Co. features a variety of beers and ciders, sodas and merchandise. Prairie Moon Winery and Vineyard produces high quality hybrid wines made from their very own grapes.

The Café

The Cafe, Ames Iowa

The Café invites diners to enjoy a warm farm-to-table experience and comfortable service. Taste the flavors of Iowa with The Café’s homemade breads, natural ingredients and meals made with love.