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Valley Junction

217 Fifth Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-222-3642
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Type: Historic Sites
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- Jul 16, 2014
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Oelwein
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118 reviews 118 reviews
42 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Valley Junction has something for everyone whether it is antiques or another quaint shop that suits you. It is a nice way to spend a day with friends or family. Take in a relaxed lunch as well.

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

If you are looking for a classic "small town" main street, check out Valley Junction for a step into the past with the conveniences of today. Fun shopping and good food.

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Sedona, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Well, if you have time just to wander and browse then this is a wonderful little place. The boutiques are wonderful for finding something unusual.....pricey but so worth it! There were 8 of us women and those that did not want to shop could lounge in the coffee shop.....however when we caught up with the one that just wanted to... More

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Ankeny
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We wandered through the various shops and had lunch at the General Store. It has a great atmosphere and is worth the visit. They don't serve a wide variety but what they do serve is very good.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Okay, so I grew up in valley junction, ran around the streets during farmers markets, antique street events and the like, so I am biased and will always love valley junction and 5th street, but as an adult now ill do my best to give a straight forward review. Antiques, art gallerys and new niche stores are nice for browsing,... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Every time I am there, I see something or find something new. My first visits were on farmers markets Thursdays, last summer. I enjoyed it so much that I helped a friend open her business there.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Ok, Valley Junction is not as I had remembered it was worse. It use to have great restaurants and descent shopping. It looked so dated and COUNTRY! I was disappointed to say the least.

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Mason
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is quite a sizable shopping area for finds that are unusual ...out of the ordinary. Some expensive, many not. Priced for what you are getting. My friend and I did a lot of shopping and gift purchasing. Antique stores, clothing boutiques, home décor and more! Easy to spend a day there. Good lunch spots too!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a street filled with unique intersting stores that offer a variety items that range from reasonable to very expensive. One of my favorites is the coffee shop that showcases local people to display their particular crafts...from mittens to jewelry to wood products.. and so on. Through the connecting door is a store that has some really neat foriegn... More

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Valley Junction is awesome- antiques, quaint bars, interesting shops, Farmer's Market on Thursday evenings, Antiques Jamboree Street Sale every Spring and Fall. Love it!

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