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

Cobblestone street with shops, restaurants and a hometown atmosphere.

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Friendly town and most stores were open, some of them were never open when there (little diappointing)

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2015
sandy m
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Adana, Turkey
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

What a beautiful little town that is full of little shops all around. Walnut sits right off of I-80 so it makes for an easy stop while you are driving across Iowa. You will find many many shops in this town that are full of antiques and other items.

Thank Yakup A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Friendly town and most stores were open, some of them were never open when there (little diappointing)

Thank sandy m
Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What a great festival in a friendly little town! Lots of antiques and Red Wing Pottery to be found. Annual event in September.

Thank Nora A
Omaha, Nebraska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We recently decided to take a mid week trip to Walnut having heard of all the great antiques. The area is quaint and the "town" is full of antique shops. A lot of them do not open till after 10 am and when we went some were not open at all. Maybe they only open during peak times. There are... More 

Thank Tracey R
Washington, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

Thank Carolyn W
Petaluma, California
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402 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank pfefmeister
Edgewater, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Jason K
Newton, Iowa
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank TLaehn2011
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank Leah M
Rochester, Minnesota
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327 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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.

Thank traveltheworld012

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