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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Just looking at this photo makes us hungry. So many delicious choices. Our suggestion? Take some friends and order a variety of dishes to share. Or, you know, get your favorite and hog it all for yourself. Either way you get comfort food to the max. ... See MoreSee Less
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We are loving this capture of our newest banner alongside our long-standing supporter, Copyworks - Ames. Great people and outstanding service. Don't forget - there's parking in the back! ... See MoreSee Less
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We love this peaceful shot of Lake LaVerne. You'd never know from looking at the picture that hidden behind those trees is one of the liveliest neighborhoods in Ames. ... See MoreSee Less
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BIG thanks to our celebrity bingo callers! Bingo at Summerfest brought to you by ISU AfterDark. ... See MoreSee Less
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One of our Summerfest visitors left their sunglasses behind on Saturday. We'd love to get them back to you. Message us with a description. 🕶 ... See MoreSee Less
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