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5 indoor things to do in Ames to help get you through the winter

December 30, 2021

Winter in the Midwest seems to drag on forever. So, we’ve assembled a short list of things you can do to pass the time, Ames-style:

Be creative. Take up knitting or quilting (visit Knittery Nook and Quilting Connection in downtown Ames), or drop by the Workspace at the ISU Memorial Union for ceramics or walk-in crafts.

Find a film. Grab some popcorn, and settle into a big, comfy seat at North Grand Cinema or Cinemark Movies 12.

Test your skills. Have you tried axe-throwing yet? You can, at Inside Golf in North Grand Mall! Try out the golf simulators, too.

Read a book. Winter is the very best time to catch up on your reading. Visit Dog-eared Books or the Ames Public Library for the latest best-sellers and timeless classics.

Play a game. Check out laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and more at Perfect Games in west Ames.

Watch for our winter outdoor recreation guide and Ames’ coziest winter foods guide, coming soon!

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