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Antique City Drive

Walnut, IA
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Walnut
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Cobblestone street with shops, restaurants and a hometown atmosphere.
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Newton, Iowa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I have wanted to come here for atleast 2 years now and just never had the time. Well, this time, while planning a "whimsical and quirky" road trip around western Iowa, we added Walnut to the list! Upon entering the town from the north, I was instantly impressed by the nice homes and well-kept lawns on Wednesday... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We have been driving for days and we decided to stretch our legs and saw the road signs for the town. At first glance I found this little town quite adorable. I like the fact that there isn't a walmart or other chain stores in this town and I hope that someday others start to appreciate the history of towns... More

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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231 reviews 231 reviews
59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Spend a day, and you probably won't see everything. You will find plenty of variety and the unusual, but you have to search very hard to find a bargain. It is possible, and the search may be fun.

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Platte City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We go to Walnut once a year for the Father's Day weekend Antiques Show. If the weather cooperates, it's a great time with lots of quality merchandise, nice people, good food and a pleasant atmosphere. Shops in town have wide range from junk to quality, can be a bit pricey. We always seem to find something, and the show weekend... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Low key and relaxing to stay in town and shop and dine out. Not far from the big cities, just enough to get out of town and not travel for days.

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Weston
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Great annual Outdoor Antique Sale. Quaint town, beautiful scenery, good food- you must have pie! A fun trip for the whole family.

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Ames, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Just wanted to voice my experience of the Best and the Worst shops to visit, purely based on the character of the shop owners. The absolute Worst was a shop called Sugar Grove Antiques. The owner wears all black, all the time, and he is the coldest shop owner I've ever encountered. When I attempted to ask about an item... More

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Omaha
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

If you enjoy looking at antiques then this is the place for you. We enjoy just browsing and looking for a new "old" treasure to take home. I did on one occasion get an old steamer trunk. It was painted an awful color of olive green, and we stripped off the paint as best we could and it revealed that... More

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Chicago,IL
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

great for antiquing, lots of everything, the bakery goods in town was excellent, although the outdoor junkfest was a disappointment

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Missouri
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95 reviews 95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Fewer stores every year, but ones that were still open had nice selection, for the most part. Biggest drawback was that stores did not accept debit cards. They may sell antiques, but this is the 21st century! We don't carry a lot of cash when travelling so had to limit our purchases. Most stores would take checks, but don't carry... More

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