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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Fun Night Life

There is always something happening on Court Ave. From the farmers market on Saturday mornings. With lots of vendors to choose from to music and even flash mobs to watch. Then at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Susan W
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Norwalk, Iowa
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Geneva, Illinois, United States
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177 reviews 177 reviews
73 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great restaurants and bars. Excellent nightlife spot. Parking is easy around court avenue. Lots to see and do.

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Minnesota, USA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Lot's of independent bars, grills, restaurants, condos, apartments, river walk, train tracks, bridges and such, Near the historic center of town. Fun happy place, even found parking on street!

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RHODE ISLAND
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388 reviews 388 reviews
94 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

most restaurants and shops in the downtown area all are good, not all are great but are trying hard to please you.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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670 reviews 670 reviews
484 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Spring, summer and autumn offers the Saturday morning Farmer's Market (ranked #2 in the nation after Pike's Place in Seattle). There are bars, restaurants, cafes, and the Science Center with the Imax theater. Boundary on one end by the courthouse and the other end by the river (which has a nice walking trail and city scenery), the Court Avenue district... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a super fun area of the multifaceted city that is Des Moines! Court Avenue had a number of independent restaurants that vary from brew pubs, Mexican, Italian, English Pubs, Irish Pubs, many with wonderful outdoor seating patios. There is something for everyone in the Court Avenue area.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This are of downtown has several restaurants, some with outdoor seating. It is a great place for lunch, especially on a nice day. There is some street parking and a parking lot. Unfortunately late at night it attracts lots of rowdy drunks.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like to party, this is the place to go on the week end. The food is good in any restaurant that you choose to dine. The bars are always hopping and the entertain of bands are wonderful too.

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Norwalk, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There is always something happening on Court Ave. From the farmers market on Saturday mornings. With lots of vendors to choose from to music and even flash mobs to watch. Then at night there are restaurants and bars for the night life. Thought out the srping and summer there are lots of different events happening all the time. Here is... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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190 reviews 190 reviews
126 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Court Avenue is one fabulous eating establishment after another. Depending upon your tastes, you can feast on Italian cuisine or a great steak. The site is also the location of a great farmers' market in the summer. Very near the State Historical Museum and the capitol

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Cancun
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A 5 block area that has a number of good eating places, bars, play house and side walk seating. You can party or just set outside and watch the interesting people that are going from place to place. You will find all ages however the ages you will find most is between 21 and 35.

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