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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Court Avenue has lots of bars, restaurants and convenient parking. Loved the Saturday Farmers Market which is a prolific collection of healthy and interesting vendors. The Market... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
JohnTerry13
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Court Avenue has lots of bars, restaurants and convenient parking. Loved the Saturday Farmers Market which is a prolific collection of healthy and interesting vendors. The Market covers multiple blocks along Court Avenue and the side streets. Vendors include fresh veggies/fruits, bakeries, interesting quality decor items, jewelry, clothing, and many local food vendors. It's fun to top off a visit... More 

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La Grange, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I've been to farmers markets, but never one this large and clean. Must have taken up 5 blocks!!!! If I weren't a backpack traveler I would have filled up a bag larger than the one that held all my belongings. Very friendly merchants made this a great place to hang out and people watch. Crowds were large here.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the court ave area immensely do to the recommendation of the concierge of our hotel, from sushi to spaghetti, and from dance club to sports bars court ave is well planned and organized, with a brilliant Farmers Market on Saturdays.

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Foster City, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Plenty of pubs and restaurants and parking. Walk to the river and downtown. A welcome visual relief from the too modern boxy downtown buildings. Great when the farmers market is in swing. But not worth a journey by any means.

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st george, ks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The farmers market had fresh produce that included tomatoes, watermelon, peaches, apples, homemade breads etc, cut flowers.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Court Avenue is a great place to explore. Many different restaurants and pubs to chose from. Weekends are full of excitement.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything is in walking distance. You don't need to drive to bar hop and there are some fun clubs and lots of other people. We like to go eat dinner and stay all night for the fun festivities.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Court avenue is a nice area to hang out. Rent the bikes to see a little more of downtown. You can find the bikes at the east end of the bar section of court avenue. Saturday mornings they have a great farmers market--definitely worth checking out

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Kansas City, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's actually a lot of fun once you get down there on a Friday or Saturday night. It's pretty safe (there's always police about to ensure that) it's a decent atmosphere as long as the weather is nice!

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albia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you are looking for a great sports bar and grill to grab some food, a dance club to get your groove on, or a honky tonk country bar, they are all within minutes of each other and are all fun places to go on Friday and Saturday nights. Never disappointed with Court Avenue. They don't have something for everyone,... More 

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