Top 12 road trips from Ames (Iowa)

Ames to Omaha
starting from Ames
45 minutes → The Suites of 800 Locust Hotel
54 minutes → Stuart
55 minutes → Elk Horn
1 hour → Henry Doorly Zoo
7 minutes → Omaha


4 hours of driving
Ames to Kansas City
starting from Ames
36 minutes → Des Moines
51 minutes → Osceola
44 minutes → Lamoni
39 minutes → Bethany
54 minutes → Cameron
1 hour → North Kansas City
7 minutes → Kansas City
5 hours of driving
Ames to Minneapolis
starting from Ames
55 minutes → Iowa Falls
1 hour → Clear Lake
55 minutes → Bancroft
42 minutes → Owatonna
1.5 hours → Lake Calhoun
8 minutes → Minneapolis

5 hours of driving
Ames to Sioux Falls
starting from Ames
48 minutes → Webster City
1.5 hours → Storm Lake
38 minutes → Ida Grove
1 hour → Sioux City
44 minutes → Vermillion
1 hour → Sioux Falls

6 hours of driving
Ames to Madison
starting from Ames
44 minutes → Marshalltown
1.5 hours → Cedar Rapids
1 hour → Dyersville
52 minutes → The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel`
1 hour → The House on the Rock
54 minutes → Madison

6 hours of driving
Ames to Chicago
starting from Ames
44 minutes → Marshalltown
1.5 hours → University of Iowa
1 hour → Davenport
1 hour → Rock Falls
1.5 hours → Naperville
37 minutes → Chicago

7 hours of driving
Ames to Springfield
starting from Ames
44 minutes → Marshalltown
1.5 hours → University of Iowa
1 hour → Davenport
60 minutes → Galesburg
1 hour → Pekin
47 minutes → Lincoln
35 minutes → Springfield
7 hours of driving
Ames to Wisconsin Dells
starting from Ames
48 minutes → Webster City
1 hour → Clear Lake
55 minutes → Bancroft
1 hour → Rochester
1.5 hours → La Crosse
1.5 hours → Wisconsin Dells

7 hours of driving
Ames to St. Louis
starting from Ames
1.5 hours → Oskaloosa
1.5 hours → Mount Pleasant
46 minutes → Nauvoo
1.5 hours → Hannibal
1.5 hours → O'Fallon Brewery
49 minutes → St. Louis

7.5 hours of driving
Ames to Milwaukee
starting from Ames
44 minutes → Marshalltown
1.5 hours → Lake MacBride
1 hour → Dyersville
53 minutes → Galena
1 hour → The House on the Rock
54 minutes → Madison
1.5 hours → Milwaukee
8 hours of driving
Ames to Branson
starting from Ames
1.5 hours → Osceola
56 minutes → Bethany
2 hours → North Kansas City
1.5 hours → Windsor
1.5 hours → Bolivar
1 hour → Branson

8.5 hours of driving
Ames to South Dakota
starting from Ames
2 hours → Elk Horn
1 hour → Omaha
1 hour → Onawa
2 hours → Sioux Falls
1.5 hours → Corn Palace
2 hours → South Dakota

9.5 hours of driving

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