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Warm up in Ames

January 24, 2024

As the weather only seems to get colder, we know the perfect ways to warm up in Ames. From unique experiences that give you a cozy feeling inside, to fantastic eats that are sure to satisfy your hunger, here’s our list of essential ways to warm up in Ames.


Butterfly Wing at Reiman Gardens

Not only is this magical butterfly garden always kept at a cozy 80 degrees, it’s also home to up to 800 live butterflies! The Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing is located inside Reiman Gardens, Iowa States’ famous botanical garden. In the wing, enjoy the beauty of these tropical insects surrounded by a unique species of plants to resemble their natural habitat. There’s almost always a new butterfly to discover, so what’s stopping you?

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Hot yoga

Sweat out the winter chills at one of the many hot yoga classes Ames has to offer! Ignite Yoga welcomes everyone from beginners to experts to their judgment-free studio. After a class taught by one of their many yoga professionals, you’re sure to be warmed up. The heat doesn’t stop there; Ignite Yoga also offers Barre, Sculpt, and Pilates classes.


Warm drinks

Take the chill off with a nice warm cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or tea at Burgies Coffee. With a wide menu of delicious house-brewed coffee, Burgies has something to meet the tastebuds for everyone. We recommend trying their ever-changing drink of the month, and don’t forget to add a homemade scone on the side!

Burgies coffee


Spicy food

For some heat with a little kick, The Spice Thai Cuisine in downtown Ames is sure to keep you warm and fill you up. This authentic Thai cuisine has a diverse menu of soups, seafood, curries, and vegetarian options. If you’re looking for a restaurant located in Campustown, be sure give Ichiban a try! They’ve got amazing budget-friendly options with quality service.


Glass Blowing

Take your warmth to the next level while learning a new hobby at Ciccotti Art Glass. Stay warm next a fiery furnace while creating custom glass art and have fun while doing it. Sign up for a no-experience-necessary class to make everything from a glass ball to a unique flower vase.

Ciccotti Art Glass


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