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Address: 217 Fifth Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone Number: 515-222-3642
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There is something for everyone in Valley Junction. Filled with lots of shops covering everything from antiques to pricier clothing boutiques to retro clothes and vinyl and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2016
Sandra L

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Wilmington DE, United States
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Valley Junction proves Des Moines is more than strip malls. This is a real neighborhood with lots of antique/goofy junk stores. Also very nice women's clothing boutiques, and an Iowa store with samples of fudge on offer which you can digest while buying a souvenir. Attention beaders: there are several bead stores here, ranging from inexpensive to high-end gem rocks.

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Thank Joanne B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wide variety of items with things for just about any adult taste. We were a group of six and we all were served promptly, politely and there were no complaints about anything.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

There is something for everyone in Valley Junction. Filled with lots of shops covering everything from antiques to pricier clothing boutiques to retro clothes and vinyl and everything in between, you can find it here! I recently spent an afternoon with my 17 year old son going to a new vinyl shop and lunch. We ate at Inspired Grounds a... More 

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Thank Sandra L
Oskaloosa, Iowa
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99 reviews
35 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is the place to shop if you want a unique gift, outfit or antique. They have lots of neat events on weekends too.

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Thank connie r
West Des Moines, Iowa
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45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This is an awesome area to visit and spend a day. Just west of downtown Des Moines, Iowa, where the city of Des Moines meets the city of West Des Moines is what, back in the 1800's, was a train repair yards for the trains traveling back and forth from the east and west coasts. At that time, a small... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

My mother and I went out for an evening of merriment in downtown Valley Junction. We visited several stores catering to household items, decorating for Christmas, and also antiquing. Located a couple of very nice items at decent prices. We ambled through an art gallery that offered 20% off all merchandise. I was very tempted by a Native American pottery... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Valley Junction is a fun place to shop for visitors or locals. Several unique shops with a variety of products.

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Healdsburg, California
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188 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Strolling through Valley Junction is always fun. We usually wind up there at least once a year to visit the costume shop, where there's lots to choose from. Give it a try.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I absolutely love the Valley Junction Farmer's night on Thursday evenings. I go almost every week. I especially like people watching and watching the dancing after shopping. I enjoy the food vendors and shopping in the shops while picking up fresh foods and eats!!!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

An amazing street full of unique boutiques, antiques, restaurants (especially Paula's Cafe on 6th and Elm), jewelry stores and arts and supply shops.

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