23 Twenty Lincoln

2320 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 329-0609
M 12:00am - 12:00am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 12:00am - 12:00am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

23 Twenty Lincoln is new, modern student housing located directly across from Iowa State University.  Construction will be complete by August 2015.  For retail leasing info, contact Bob Gagliardi at Gilbane Development Company at 401-456-5989,


Adventures Preschool

2622 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-1736
M 9:00am - 11:30am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 9:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 9:00am - 11:30am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

At Adventures Preschool, we believe that children learn by being actively engaged, by playing, and by experiencing. Social skills, emotional development and language development are our primary focus. We feel that children will have an excellent start if they:

  • Know how to make and be a friend
  • Are self-confident
  • Can ask for help when they need it
  • Can express their feelings
  • Can make decisions
  • Are developing self-control
  • Feel positively about school and curious about their world

Although we do explore “academic skills” in our program, academic skills are not our main focus. We usually incorporate such learning in the form of games, songs, art, cooking, and conversation. We utilize developmentally appropriate activities and materials. Finally, Adventures Preschool believes that ALL children bring a unique component to the learning environment, which in turn, enriches the experience for all individuals involved.


Ames Fire Station 2

132 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 239-5221
M 12:00am - 11:55pm | T 12:00am - 11:55pm | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 11:55pm | F 12:00am - 11:55pm | S 12:00am - 11:55pm | SUN 12:00am - 11:55pm

Deep in the heart of Campustown lies one of the Ames Fire Stations. Occasionally you’ll hear the horns, see the lights, and watch as one of the engines gracefully maneuvers through Campustown to get to an emergency.


Arcadia Bakery & Cafe

116 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 337-1007
M 7:00am - 6:00pm | T 7:00am - 6:00pm | W 7:00am - | TH 7:00am - 6:00pm | F 7:00am - 6:00pm | S 9:00am - 6:00pm | SUN 9:30am - 4:00pm

Arcadia Bakery & Café sells dessert, coffee, and breakfast items.


Battlecry Southern Select Smokehouse

218 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-1670
M 11:00pm - 9:00pm | T 11:00am - 9:00pm | W 11:00am - | TH 11:00am - 9:00pm | F 11:00am - 9:00pm | S 11:00am - 9:00pm | SUN 11:00am - 9:00pm

Battlecry Southern Select Smokehouse, formerly known as Battle’s BBQ, is a down-home delicious paragon of American cuisine that draws all sorts. Some come for the tender and flavorful cuts of beef, pork, ham, and turkey. Some come for the southern select BBQ sauce. All come for the lovingly fresh-squeezed lemonade.


Campustown Action Association

119 Stanton Avenue #602 Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-4528
M 8:00am - 5:00pm | T 8:00am - 5:00pm | W 8:00am - | TH 8:00am - 5:00pm | F 8:00am - 5:00pm | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

CAA is the organization that serves as a catalyst for private and public partnerships in Campustown. CAA provides leadership for strengthening the role and reputation of Campustown by fostering cooperation among City of Ames, ISU and Campustown entities.

CAA seeks to create and foster a vibrant Campustown that is a destination district providing a broad array of options to all community members that cannot be found anywhere else.

CAA recognizes the role Campustown plays as the primary commercial district serving Iowa State University and aspires to a leadership role in defining local quality of life and community betterment. CAA is the primary source for information about Campustown. CAA strives for visionary leadership, a broad base of volunteers, a reputation for integrity and accountability, and growing financial support. CAA fosters an appreciation for the traditions associated with Campustown history.

Campustown Action Association is an affiliate of the Ames Chamber of Commerce


Campustown Property Management

200 Stanton Ave, Suite 101 Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 337-1780
M 12:00am - 12:00am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 12:00am - 12:00am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

Live like you mean it at Campustown, the best in Ames student living! At Campsustown you will have the privacy and lifestyle you deserve in off campus student communities that are built specifically with you, the college student, in mind.

Take advantage of our convenient locations and numerous floor plan options at Campustown —we have something for everyone, making Campustown Rentals the best in college living!

Campustown also offers all residents access to The Resort which will feature a state-of-the-art fitness center, tanning beds, sauna, outdoor sundecks, grilling area, and a hot tub.  Plus, take advantage of our on-site retail & dining options.

Our professional leasing and management staff is dedicated to serving your needs. There is no reason to look elsewhere, apply today and reserve your space at one Ames’ best student housing communities!

Campustown is an American Campus community. American Campus Communities is the nation’s premier owner and manager of luxurious, academically-oriented student housing.


Campustown Spirit

2320 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-2516
M 10:00am - 6:00pm | T 10:00am - 6:00pm | W 10:00am - | TH 10:00am - 6:00pm | F 10:00am - 6:00pm | S 10:00am - 6:00pm | SUN 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Collegiate United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation

2622 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-6396
M 8:30am - 6:00pm | T 8:30am - 6:00pm | W 8:30am - | TH 8:30am - 6:00pm | F 8:30am - 6:00pm | S 8:30am - 6:00pm | SUN 8:30am - 6:30pm

Ever since it was first proposed in 1912, Collegiate United Methodist Church/Wesley Foundation Student Center has been a center for spiritual growth, service to the world, educational opportunities, and vital worship to the university community, to Ames, and to surrounding towns. Today, it’s a place where persons grow as disciples of Christ in a passionate, thinking, inclusive environment.

We invite you to nourish your spirit, explore your beliefs, and serve your neighbors with us! Here’s just a sampling of what’s in store for you at Collegiate/Wesley.



105 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-3630
M 12:00pm - 11:55pm | T 12:00am - 11:55pm | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 11:55pm | F 12:00am - 10:00pm | S 7:00am - 10:00pm | SUN 12:00am - 11:55pm

Copyworks provides print and copy services out of its location on Lincoln Way and Welch Avenue. As it is open most days for 24 hours, it has been instrumental in thousands of people making their deadlines despite technical difficulties with their printer at home, office, or elsewhere. With a friendly staff and a handy student discount (just flash your ISU card) Copyworks is easily a student favorite.

In addition to their standard copy and printing, Copyworks also provides design services for wedding invitations, graduation, banners, and more.


Cranford Apartment Building

103 Stanton Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It |
M 12:00am - 12:00am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 12:00am - 12:00am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

Historic Cranford Apartment Building has been a part of the Campustown landscape for almost one hundred years!


Dogtown University

217 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 296-4651
M 10:00am - 6:00pm | T 10:00am - 6:00pm | W 10:00am - | TH 10:00am - 6:00pm | F 10:00am - 6:00pm | S 10:00am - 5:00pm | SUN 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Dogtown University sells ISU apparel and can also do custom screen printing.  Visit www.dogtownu.com today!


First Baptist Church

200 Lynn Ave Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-9612
M 12:00am - 12:00am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 12:00am - 12:00am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am


First National Bank – West Ames Office

3334 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-6157
M 9:00am - 5:00pm | T 9:00am - 5:00pm | W 9:00am - | TH 9:00am - 5:00pm | F 9:00am - 5:00pm | S 12:00am - 12:01am | SUN 12:00am - 12:01am

First National Bank is a community friendly bank that has ingrained itself into the very fabric of Ames. Though it has all the amenities of the modern mega bank, such as online banking, and a mobile app, it prides itself on its personal attention to every customer.


Indian Delights Express

120 Welch Ave Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 203-0896
M 11:00am - 11:00pm | T 11:00am - 11:00pm | W 11:00am - | TH 11:00am - 11:00pm | F 11:00am - 11:00pm | S 11:00am - 11:00pm | SUN 11:00am - 11:00pm

Indian Delights is a family owned, Ames- based restaurant specializing in authentic Indian cuisine. Their West Ames restaurant opened on September 19, 2010, and is owned and operated by Dipak Biswas.

Biswas has extensive experience in all aspects of the food and beverage industry. He started first as a waiter in Brussels, Belgium sharpening his skills in the kitchen. He then moved to Paris and studied French, where he worked in the hotel industry and met his wife Asha. The pair then moved to Montreal, where Biswas worked in the kitchen of a Hilton hotel.

From there they moved to Ames, Iowa at the suggestion of a friend. Biswas worked for the Memorial Union as a catering manager for several years and was also a catering director for Reiman Gardens. During this time he also graduated with a graduate degree in interdisciplinary studies.

Their second restaurant, Indian Delights Express, opened in Campustown in April 2013.  Dine-in and take-out options are available.


Insomnia Cookies

217 Welch Ave Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (877) 632-6654
M 12:00pm - 3:00am | T 12:00pm - 3:00am | W 12:00pm - | TH 12:00pm - 3:00am | F 12:00pm - 3:00am | S 12:00pm - 3:00am | SUN 12:00pm - 3:00am

Insomnia Cookies was born out of the dislike of heavy meals late at night, love of food delivery, and the realization that by the time you get hungry at night, nothing is open. The concept was founded by Seth Berkowitz in 2003 from his dorm room while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Berkowitz started baking and delivering warm cookies to students late-night on campus… and Insomnia Cookies was born.

Today with more than forty store locations and growing, Insomnia Cookies offers many varieties of fresh baked, delicious cookies delivered warm from the oven right to your door! We are open when you need it most; delivering late into the night, often until 3AM! Our menu options also include brownies, deluxe cookies, ice cream and of course a pint of cold milk is available with any order. While primarily serving college students and the late-night crowd, we also offer nationwide gifting options and a catering menu for businesses, parties and other events.


Jeff’s Pizza Shop

2402 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-2321
M 10:30am - 1:00am | T 10:30am - 1:00am | W 10:30am - | TH 10:30am - 2:30am | F 10:30am - 3:30am | S 10:30am - 3:30am | SUN 10:30am - 3:30am

Jeff’s Pizza Shop slings slices out of its location on Lincoln Way and Stanton Avenue. With an impressive repertoire of specialty pizzas that ranges from homestyle to extra fancy, you’ll find that the booths are usually packed for lunch, dinner, and the early hours of morning. For those stuck at home or in the office, Jeff’s Pizza Shop delivers and has online ordering.


Kingland Systems

2420 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 268-7020
M 8:00am - 6:00pm | T 8:00am - 6:00pm | W 8:00am - | TH 8:00am - 6:00pm | F 8:00am - 6:00pm | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

Kingland Systems is a full fledged technology firm specializing in software engineering, data management, and consulting. With locations in both Iowa and China, Kingland Systems is one of the few firms in Campustown that can claim a global presence.


Kum and Go

203 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-5395
M 12:00am - 11:59pm | T 12:00am - 11:59pm | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 11:59pm | F 12:00am - 11:59pm | S 12:00am - 11:59pm | SUN 12:00am - 11:59pm

Kum and Go sits on the corner of Welch Avenue and Chamberlain Street as a refueling station for the hungry, the thirsty, and out of gas. Its wide selection of provisions and its convenient location makes it a common destination for when you’ve forgotten something.


Leedz Salon

2536 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-4043
M 9:00am - 5:00pm | T 9:00am - 6:00pm | W 9:00am - | TH 9:00am - 8:00pm | F 9:00am - 6:00pm | S 9:00am - 3:00pm | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

Leedz is a bright, stylish salon that sits near the corner of Lincoln Way and Hayward Avenue. Doug Ziminski, an auteur of hair, has a highly trained staff that can pull just about anything. Whether its a refined but low maintenance cut & style to get you through finals, or a modern twist on a classic up do, Leedz Salon has the tools and talent to get your hair looking great.


Mayhem Comics & Games

2532 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-3510
M 10:00am - 8:00pm | T 10:00am - 8:00pm | W 10:00am - | TH 10:00am - 8:00pm | F 10:00am - 10:00pm | S 10:00am - 8:00pm | SUN 11:00am - 7:00pm

Mayhem Comics & Games is a purveyor of comic books as well as miniature, tabletop, collectible cards, and roleplaying games.


Pizza Pit

207 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-6600
M 11:00am - 12:30am | T 11:00am - 12:30am | W 11:00am - | TH 11:00am - 12:30am | F 11:00am - 12:30am | S 11:00am - 12:30am | SUN 11:00am - 12:00am

Perched on top of Welch Avenue Station, Pizza Pit is a long-lived and beloved parlor. While it slings pizza and wings to the bar below, it also has its own wood-paneled dining room made complete by a little vintage pac man. Pizza Pit is perfect for brief reunions with old friends, post study group dinners, and family get togethers. For those more comfortable at home, Pizza Pit has some of the fastest delivery around. No matter where in Ames you are, Pizza Pit is a likely beginning to many a good evening.


Portobello Road

122 Welch Ave Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-2718
M 12:00pm - 7:00pm | T 11:00am - 7:00pm | W 11:00am - | TH 11:00am - 7:00pm | F 11:00am - 7:00pm | S 12:00pm - 5:00pm | SUN 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Housed on the second floor of the Cave Inn building along Welch Avenue, Portobello Road is a unique shopping experience. Its shelves are draped with tasteful antiques, gifts sourced from all over the US, as well as beautiful clothes and accessories that can spice up any midwestern wardrobe.


Real Estate Service Group

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M 9:00am - 5:00pm | T 9:00am - 5:00pm | W 9:00am - | TH 9:00am - 5:00pm | F 9:00am - 5:00pm | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

The Real Estate Service Group manages multiple properties in Campustown and the surrounding area.


Saint John’s by the Campus Episcopal Church & Student Center

2338 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-6655
M 12:00am - 12:00am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 12:00am - 12:00am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

St. John’s parish family consists of about 350 communicants of all ages and walks of life.  About 65 of these communicants are under the age of 16.  For these children and young adults, a vibrant Christian Formation curriculum and program (Parish, Diocesan, National) is provided throughout the academic year by our Christian Formation Director, Diane Bjorklund.

Adult Education programs: Tools for the Christian Journey every Sunday morning, Education for Ministry, and Small Group Fellowships (eg., Prayer Groups, Bible Study)  and Parish Wide Gatherings make St. John’s a bustling community throughout the year.  Our music program is rich with talent and St. John’s choir provides one important way in which ISU students participate in parish life.  Parish members, young and old are also active on Facebook

The Rev. Alexander Aiton is St. John’s rector, the Rev. Donald R. Payer is our Deacon, and James R. Tener is the Student Chaplain at St. John’s.  Jeannie Garcia is our office administrator throughout the work week.


Saint Thomas Aquinas

2210 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-3810
M 8:00am - 9:00pm | T 8:00am - 9:00pm | W 8:00am - | TH 8:00am - 9:00pm | F 8:00am - 9:00pm | S 8:00am - 9:00pm | SUN 8:00am - 9:00pm

At Saint Thomas Aquinas Church and Catholic Student Center, we are

  • Gathered in the Holy Spirit, a diverse and vibrant community,
  • Transformed by Jesus Christ in the Catholic Tradition, and
  • Sent to be the presence of God in Ames, Iowa State University, and the world.


Smiles & Gyros

Corner of Welch Avenue & Chamberlain Street Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (0
M 11:00pm - 4:00am | T 11:00pm - 4:00am | W 9:30pm - | TH 9:30pm - 4:00am | F 9:30pm - 4:00am | S 9:30pm - 4:00am | SUN 9:30pm - 4:00am

Known affectionately and mundanely as “The Gyro Cart,” Smiles & Gyros is widely thought of as the best purveyor of gyros in town. Who can resist a griddle-toasted pita enveloping that classic combination of beef and lamb with lettuce and tomatoes thrown in for a fresh crunch. The sharp feta and creamy tzaziki sauce doesn’t hurt either. It is, and always will be, the last part of any good night.


Stomping Grounds Cafe

303 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (214) 748-3647
M 8:00pm - 11:00pm | T 8:00am - 11:00pm | W 8:00am - | TH 8:00am - 11:00pm | F 8:00am - 11:00pm | S 8:00am - 11:00pm | SUN 8:00am - 11:00pm

Located on Welch Avenue, Stomping Grounds Cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating, wireless internet, a wide variety of coffees and teas, great beer, wine, and wonderful cooking.



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M 11:00pm - 2:00am | T 11:00pm - 2:00am | W 9:00pm - | TH 9:00pm - 2:00am | F 9:00pm - 2:00am | S 9:00pm - 2:00am | SUN 9:00pm - 2:00am

Famous in Campustown, the Superdog cart is well loved by hungry late-nigh visitors to the district. Look for them across from Kum & Go in the 200 block of Welch Ave


The Fighting Burrito

117 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-2222
M 11:00am - 3:00am | T 11:00am - 3:00am | W 11:00am - | TH 11:00am - 3:00am | F 11:00am - 4:00am | S 11:00am - 4:00am | SUN 11:00am - 3:00am

The Fighting Burrito serves customizable burritos, tacos, nachos, and more from lunch till late night.


US Bank

2602 Lincoln Way Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-2638
M 9:00am - 5:00pm | T 9:00am - 5:00pm | W 9:00am - | TH 9:00am - 5:00pm | F 9:00am - 5:00pm | S 9:00am - 12:00pm | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am


Volunteer Center of Story County

130 S Sheldon Ave, Ste 201 Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 268-5323
M 12:00am - 12:00am | T 12:00am - 12:00am | W 12:00am - | TH 12:00am - 12:00am | F 12:00am - 12:00am | S 12:00am - 12:00am | SUN 12:00am - 12:00am

Our Mission:

We build strong community by inspiring, educating and mobilizing volunteers to address community needs in Story County.

To accomplish our mission we:

·         Connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities throughout Story County.

·         Promote volunteering and community involvement.

·         Recognize volunteers.

·         Educate volunteer leaders.

Our Vision:
We are the heart of volunteering in the Story County community.


Welch Avenue Station

207 Welch Avenue Ames, IA 50014 | Map It | (515) 292-2334
M 4:00pm - 2:00am | T 4:00pm - 2:00am | W 4:00pm - | TH 4:00pm - 2:00am | F 1:00pm - 2:00am | S 12:00pm - 2:00am | SUN 12:00pm - 2:00am

Welch Avenue Station is an establishment where you’re likely to run into anybody. Friends, family, and faculty alike gather here to celebrate a win, a finished test, or even just the end of class. Stocked with an always rotating selection of fine beers, and with an ample liquor shelf from top to bottom, Welch Avenue can quench the thirst for just about any drink. With Pizza Pit upstairs bringing down pizza, wings, and sandwiches, Welch Avenue Station is a hard place to leave and a great place to come back to.