Clock Tower in Campustown

Ames, Iowa

Welcome to Campustown

Whether you live, work, eat, shop or play in the Campustown District, we strive to provide you with the best experience possible. Campustown is home to unique shops and a variety of restaurants and bars featuring cuisine from all over the world. No matter how you choose to enjoy the district – Campustown is for you.

Since 2010, the Campustown Action Association has worked to make Campustown a destination district for the entire Ames community. CAA seeks to create and foster a vibrant Campustown District that blends new development with old traditions and where everyone is welcome.

Campustown Action Association

What we do

Make Campustown Shine

A clean up program designed to encourage a sense of pride by maintaining an attractive, inviting Campustown District.

Campustown Facade Grant

This program is designed to encourage investment in Campustown properties, while maintaining the diverse aesthetic the district is known for.

Campustown Events

From small gatherings to larger festivals, CAA events bring thousands of people to the Campustown District every year.


CAA is here to support our members, our district and our community. Let us know how we can help.


We want to help promote your business. Because every time one of you succeeds, the Campustown district gets a little better.


CAA partners with Iowa State, the City of Ames and many other community organizations. We’d love the opportunity to partner with you!


Upcoming Events

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We Want You

Become a Member

The Campustown Action Association (CAA) is looking for businesses, non-profits, and individuals interested in helping shape the growth of Campustown. Joining CAA will give you a voice in guiding policy in the area, aid you in finding allies in your neighbors, and help you promote your business or organization as well as the entire Campustown District.

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Hey Campustown peeps - if you haven't received your #cyclonescare posters (or if you'd like additional copies) please let us know. We have a supply on hand and would be happy to deliver. ... See MoreSee Less

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Exciting stuff happening in the district. This video spells out what's next and how access will be maintained to parking lots. ... See MoreSee Less

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Count us in!We're committed to keeping our local economy open. One way we can prevent another closure is by wearing face coverings. Our office is participating in the Masks of Wellness to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and keep Story County open.

Our staff will wear face coverings in public spaces throughout the office and encourage our guests to wear a face covering as well. If you do not have a covering we will provide you with one upon arrival.

Learn more about Mask of Wellness and implement it today in your business to help keep us all #StoryCountyStrong!
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Another Campustown biz keeping things safe. Thanks ladies and gent!Dogtown Retail will remain closed as Story County and Ames has seen a significant spike in COVID cases. Custom Screen Print and Embroidery orders are still being processed. Please wear a mask when you are out and about. Stay safe everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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