Live, work, and play in downtown Ames! This historic, nationally-accredited Main Street America and Main Street Iowa community has it all! Whether you enjoy a night on the town wining and dining, strolling the district to appreciate the outdoor art and our downtown art galleries, or shopping somewhere unique, the Ames Main Street Cultural District is the place to be. This vibrant district is host to art festivals, concerts, a farmer's market, and much more. The district is also home to three parks, the public library, city hall, a post office, and is within walking distance of three grocery stores. The Main Street Cultural District is truly the heart of Ames!