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Court Avenue

Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Ranked #16 of 42 attractions in Des Moines
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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- Jun 30, 2014
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Ames, IA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

There are a nice selection of restaurants on and near Court Avenue in Des Moines. Spaghetti Works and the Hessen House to name two of my favorites. Grab some friends and go visit during the upcoming holiday season. You will see decorations and lights and can take a carriage ride as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a small, quaint area, it doesn't take long to take it all in, but it is enjoyable for an evening out. Can easily find a decent place to eat, and then go for a stroll along the river. Was here just for a short time, but loved it.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great pubs, restaurants, and concerts all in one place. Not to mention the farmers market. And within ear shot of the I-cubs.

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Urdandale, ia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Good food and astmosphere. Location is great. I have been back several times and have taken out of town friends there.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The street was maybe 3 blocks long and the total number of bars was around a dozen. No shops to browse around and you really could do a bar hop and hit them all within a few hours and then run out of things to do. Fortunately there was a free parking lot close by.

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