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Address: Walnut, IA
Activities: Shopping
Description: Cobblestone street with shops, restaurants and a hometown atmosphere.

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Great Stop for Antique Lovers

This was our second visit to the self-proclaimed antique capital of Iowa. Yea, some of the storefronts could be spiffed up, but the grittiest ones are where you find the hidden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Petaluma, California
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Washington, Missouri, United States
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Every Father's Day Weekend, Walnut hosts an exceptional antique fair. The whole town participates in an antique extravaganza, benefiting Military Veterans. Every day is special in Walnut if you are looking for antiques, but don't miss the big event next June! Walnut is about an hour east of Council Bluffs, just off I-80.

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Petaluma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was our second visit to the self-proclaimed antique capital of Iowa. Yea, some of the storefronts could be spiffed up, but the grittiest ones are where you find the hidden treasures. Spend an hour or so here, the deals are far better than anything we find in California. Last time through, we picked up a couple 3 gallon crocks... More 

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Edgewater, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was treated very poorly. Dirty, overpriced by 3x and substandard antiques. I would think twice before the expense and time for this place

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Newton, Iowa
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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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68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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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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
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
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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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Address: Walnut, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Walnut

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