Approximately 13 miles from the heart of Ames is Boone.
Go ahead and jump aboard! Let the conductors of Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad and Museum take you on a trip along this historic railway. As far as close by accommodation goes, the American Inn & Suites should suit you to a tee.
The Baymont Inn & Suites Boone is one of the more economical hotels in Boone.
The Livery Deli is an one of the top Boone venues for a coffee fix or afternoon snack. Casey's General Store is the place to be when your stomach starts to tell you that it's time for a hearty meal. Yokes Railhouse is the perfect local hangout to drink a beer or wine after the sun goes down.