We are Ames Main Street
Ames Main Street
OR Downtown Ames?
In 2018 the Main Street Cultural District rebranded to Ames Main Street. We are the organization that serves the location known as Downtown Ames. Downtown Ames is more than just our Main Street, we are Douglas, Kellogg, Burnett, Clark, and 5th Street. We are Bandshell Park to the east, and Wheatsfield Cooperative to the west. We are the heart of Ames.
Ames Main Street is a Cultural & Entertainment District, an official designation from Iowa Cultural Affairs.
Ames Main Street is an affiliate of Main Street Iowa & Main Street America. As such, every business operating in the District is a member and has access to member benefits. This is only possible through the continued financial investment of individual, business, organizational, and City of Ames investment in our organization.
Ames Main Street is also an affiliate of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, and housed within the same building at 304 Main Street.
Advance and promote Downtown Ames as the heart of the Ames community.
Retain current and recruit new businesses to create a healthy balance and variety of retail, professional, and service entities.
Discover the District
Downtown Ames is your one-stop shop for all your needs. With a hobby shop, grocery store, clothing options and home goods, you can complete your to do list right here!