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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You guys! We have sidewalks going in!! We are beyond excited!!
Sorry, not sorry for all the exclamation points.
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We're thinking today might call for a second (okay third) cup of coffee. Several good choices in Campustown if you're feeling it too. ... See MoreSee Less

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Who knew we would be so excited about a newly paved road? It is still closed to traffic but it is looking G O O D! ... See MoreSee Less

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If you're wondering how to find us for Tricks & Treats in Campustown tonight... ... See MoreSee Less

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Where there's a will...there's a way! Our friends at Copyworks - Ames have done an incredible job of ensuring their customers can always find a way in (and out) during this construction. Thanks for leading by example!Today the city has begun pulling up the sidewalk which means the corner of Lincoln and Welch is our new front entrance!

As always, you can still enter through our back lot as well, accessible by traveling up Hayward Ave. from the south.
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