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Address: 217 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4719
Phone Number: +1 515-222-3642
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Historic main street

Local flavor: small Iowa town feel with numerous antique shops, local products and a good local pizza joint. Only about 2 blocks long, easy street parking

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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El Dorado Hills
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El Dorado Hills
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local flavor: small Iowa town feel with numerous antique shops, local products and a good local pizza joint. Only about 2 blocks long, easy street parking

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Valley Junction in West Des Moines, Iowa, is one street about 4 blocks long with funky little boutiques, antique shops, hole in the wall bar/restaurants, etc. It's fun for an afternoon out! In the summer time they also have a Farmer's Market every Thursday evening with vendors of all sorts - very fun vibe :)

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent the day going in and out of all the lovely shops in Historic Valley Junction. The shops were all really nice and the people were even nicer. Enjoyed talking to all the local shop owners. It is a wonderful area to spend the day. There are antiques, clothes, home decor, gifts, food and drinks.

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Clive, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This little community always has something planned. Farmers market, artist market, live bands, food truck cuisine. Etc

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Some bat type restraunts were slammed..but they are little...walked in 1 and they had a DJ who made a rude remark upon entering..so walked right out Went to a pizza shop there and much better. Food was good..wirkers were pleasent. Sidewalks needed cleaning..dog feces on them. Not sure if We will go back.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Variety of shops & restaurants. Something for everyone. Has a great Farmers Market May-Sept on Thursdays.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This area in West Des Moines is easy to get to and has ample parking. It has many unique shops and galleries and plenty of nice places to get a bite to eat.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice outing when VJ is having its gallery night. Free wine and snacks while you browse the VJ shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

perfect quaint little part of town. great restaurants and awesome Thursday night farmer's market! great place to shop and eat or just walk around. close to the bike trail and good opportunities to listen to music

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South Pole
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is a nice corner of otherwise highly "yuppiefied West Des Moines, where it isn't some nouveau boutique or eatery. It's better when there is a farmer's market, even tho it is usually a pretty lame one. Come and check out something different for Central Iowa.

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