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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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Olathe, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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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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11 attraction reviews
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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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173 reviews 173 reviews
121 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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Wichita, Kansas
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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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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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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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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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