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Valley Junction

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Address: 217 Fifth Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone Number: 515-222-3642
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More fun than a shopping mall

Delightful mix of shops, bakeries, cafes, bars, and specialty merchants. The Valley Junction farmers' market on Thursdays 4:00-8:00 pm during the growing season offers a wide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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Des Moines, Ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Family friendly night with lots of local vendors (crafts, produce, food, etc.) and a band every week that is always a good time!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Valley Junction is ok if you're around 50yrs old and like to relive your old times. It has a few antique shops a couple second hand stores and a couple average restaurants. It is not for the younger shopper.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Valley Junction farmers market on thurs. from 4:00-8:00 prepared food from different nationalities on the blocked street. A different band plays every week .Fresh veggies sold. Must do if in town. Get there early and plan to park or will have to walk a couple of blocks at least.G-migs,Longest Yard The best two bars.G-migs the best and food yea. Don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This area has restaurants, shops, antique stores, etc. It is a marvelous place to walk around and experience Des Moines.

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Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Valley Junction is a great place to bring the famliy. There are so many family owned business and restaurants. Each with it's own uniqueness and charm. In the summer and fall there are always fun events happening. Here is a link to see what's happening. http://www.valleyjunction.com/events/

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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Delightful mix of shops, bakeries, cafes, bars, and specialty merchants. The Valley Junction farmers' market on Thursdays 4:00-8:00 pm during the growing season offers a wide variety of foods and produce. Local bands provide music during and after market hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Cooper's Restaraunt and The Longest Yard spoets bar serve me well on trips to shop all the antique shops and the excellent art gallaries. All this located in the restored Historic Valley Junction neughbirhood!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a nice three block street that has some great little shops and galleries. If in the area stop by this for a nice afternoon. There are antiques and places to eat. We liked this place.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This little slice of history has done a lot to make your shopping experience beyond expectation. The shop owners and their staff are friendly and remember your past visits and what you liked. There's a shop to fit most clothing/accessory needs, as well as satisfying your crafting side with bead shops, a superb stamp scrapbooking shop and then the restaurants... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

On Thursday afternoon/evenings Valley Junction hosts a farmers market (When in Season). You can purchase local produce, crafts and art. There is also live outdoor musical entertainment and cold beer to be enjoyed. There are also many unique antique,art, restaurants and boutiques and specialty shops for you to purchase unique gifts or simply have some good eats and drink.

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