Campustown Action Association has made Campustown the business destination in Ames! Ames, Iowa - Campustown I'm a Business I'm Visiting Thanks to a team of dedicated members Promoting Campustown Summerfest - Fridays Around Campustown - Crafts & Draughts Community Events There are many opportunities for volunteering with the Campustown Action Association! Volunteer Opportunities
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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The medians on Lincoln Way have gone from drab to FAB! 🤩 This amazing upgrade wouldn’t have been possible without contributions from Kingland, Ames Chamber of Commerce and The Ames Foundation - thank you!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Another feature of the Campustown Improvements project is the addition of new bike racks. Placed throughout the 100 block of Welch Avenue, there's sure to be one close - wherever you're headed. ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ames Intermodal Facility is one of the best kept secrets in town. But it isn't supposed to be a secret! The AIF features parking, both by permit and public metered spots, as well as serving several bus lines. Currently hosting Rummage Rampage, which runs today 12-6p and Saturday 8a-12p. Saturday is 1/2 price day! ... See MoreSee Less
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We love seeing these comparisons of old and new! 📷 from the Ames History Museum website. ... See MoreSee Less
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Kum & Go likes Campustown so much they opened a second location on Lincoln Way. There are a lot of new offerings, be sure to check them out! Did we mention it's just around the corner from our office? We'll see you there. ... See MoreSee Less
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