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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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A Walk 'Out of the Park'....

Park your car and enjoy a stroll in the very unique area of downtown Des Moines. Small boutiques... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Rex Z
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Des Moines, Iowa
Don’t Bother on Mondays

We visited the east village based on reviews. We made the mistake on visiting on a Monday. Most... read more

Reviewed June 12, 2018
DeAnna S
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“zombie burger” (15 reviews)
“unique shops” (12 reviews)
“t shirts” (7 reviews)
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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"zombie burger"
in 15 reviews
"unique shops"
in 12 reviews
"t shirts"
in 7 reviews
"open sesame"
in 3 reviews
"stores selling"
in 2 reviews
"cool neighborhood"
in 2 reviews
"hip place"
in 2 reviews
"young professionals"
in 2 reviews
"fun area"
in 3 reviews
"state capitol"
in 7 reviews
"out of towners"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"downtown des moines"
in 8 reviews
"old building"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"great food"
in 4 reviews
"allspice"
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Park your car and enjoy a stroll in the very unique area of downtown Des Moines. Small boutiques and restaurants with street side tables and chairs. Less traffic and less noise and a very inviting atmosphere to be in....A way to step back and relax..

2  Thank Rex Z
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

We visited the east village based on reviews. We made the mistake on visiting on a Monday. Most places were closed. We didn’t see many people out walking either. We got our exercise in, but didn’t see the eclectic edge others commented on here. The...More

1  Thank DeAnna S
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Visited the East Village because had read allot about it. It was ok way to stroll around and pass the day. It was our first time there so maybe we missed allot but I thought it was just average place to shop. I do want...More

1  Thank kcblues2
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at The AC for our time in Des Moines. The neighborhood is walkable and has fun bars, restaurants and shops. It was honestly much more modern and sophisticated than we expected. We will stay in the East Village again if we have cause...More

1  Thank Amy11709
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderfully fun array of shops and restaurants, unique in its local flavor and feel from anywhere else in the Midwest. We stayed at Staybridge Suites for the weekend and ventured around. A few standout stops: a spiked shake @ Zombie Burger, the fun...More

Thank juliafrey
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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Would like to go back to check out more of the shops and restaurants. Some music venues and a very family friendly area.

Thank davidcD6303VO
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Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

If you want to see unique, this is the area to walk and shop. There are all sorts of places, from restaurants, like Open Sesame to Quintons and many more and the Ray Gun shirt shop with a YUGE selection of interesting shirts, including those...More

Thank init4keeps
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Fun area to discover unique shops. Be sure to check out allspice for a fantastic selection of spices, vinegars, and oils.

Thank Greengal06
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Ray Gun is there, which is why I even go to the East Village. Most stores are nice but very expensive for what you get. You can get most of the thing the East Village offers out west, with better more convenient parking and without...More

Thank Pat B
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Whether you are wanting to do some serious shopping, grab something great to eat, people watch or play vintage video games, the East Village has it all. Fun place to people watch too.

Thank Molly-Mayrose
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Bonnie J
July 6, 2016|
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Response from TammyDesMoines_IA | Reviewed this property |
MALO is down town they are Latin American and have a great patio. It is very good. I love the food at Guadalajara Mexican in Ankeny but it is the same old atmosphere so probably not a good pick for what your wanting... More
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