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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We live in such a supportive community. Big thanks to the ACVB and CYtes of Ames for awarding us this grant for Summerfest! ... See MoreSee Less

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Campustown Action Association

Here we go peeps. Move those cars!Is it snowing? Do you know where your vehicle is parked? Due to the amount of snow forecast in the area, the City of Ames Snow Ordinance will go into effect at noon today (Friday, Jan 17).

Snow routes are marked by red and white signs. Vehicles must be moved to off-street parking or to streets that are not designated snow routes.❄️❄️❄️

#SnowRoutes #MoveYourCar #Snow #SmartChoice
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Social is TODAY at 4pm! It's like work and play all rolled into one. See you at Welch Ave Station! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Campustown Action Association

We know you've been missing your favorite Arcadia treats (hello - almond croissants). Direct order and catering are now available. Be sure to check it out!
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2 weeks ago

Campustown Action Association

We see actual snow flakes out there people. Please be aware of the snow routes and move vehicles if needed. City crews will be hard at work. Let's help them out!The snow is coming! Remember, if you park on a snow route, please remove your vehicle from the street by 10pm tonight (1/10) to avoid ticketing/towing. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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