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Court Avenue

Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #18 of 44 Attractions in Des Moines
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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- Sep 16, 2014
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La Grange, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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113 reviews 113 reviews
58 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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7 reviews 7 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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34 reviews 34 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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West Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This area has completely changed over the last 15 or so years. It has seen great growth as new restaurants and bars have moved into the area. It is a great place to park the car and be able to walk to dozens of great places to hang out. Also, if you are staying down down you can take the... More

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