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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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Historic landmark of antiques and local restaurants

Valley Junction is a historic landmark that is good for antiques and local shopping. We went on a Saturday and they were not very busy which was nice. You could walk around at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dawn W
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Norwalk, Iowa

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Norwalk, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Valley Junction is a historic landmark that is good for antiques and local shopping. We went on a Saturday and they were not very busy which was nice. You could walk around at your own pace and pick what shops you wanted to go into. There is a really good coffee shop on 5th avenue that makes a fantastic cup... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Even though I live only five minutes away, Valley Junction is one of my favorite places to go. The shops are amazing and there's always something fun to do. If you're visiting the area, it's definitely worth a stop....especially if you like antiques.

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Des Moines, IA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Valley Junction is great for antiquing and shopping local. There's a bakery, a few restaurants, coffee shop, several antique stores and some local shops selling some neat, custom things. Go for lunch, do a bunch of shopping, go for dinner and drinks and get some homemade fudge for dessert!

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Thank deegeegirl
Des Moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Valley Junction has the greatest Farmers Market Thursday evenings all summer long. It's great not having to wait until weekend to get out and enjoy food, friends, and the atmosphere !

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Ramona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went on a Thursday evening, beautiful weather and the first big night of spring. Tough to find parking but it wasn't far to the Main Street lined with food (prepared and packaged), vendors of every kind, fresh vegetables and flowers. We ate at Coopers and were very happy with that choice. A lovely evening!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We frequently take visitors to Des Moines to the Valley Junction area to eat and walk around to see the various shops. Lots of interesting stuff. Tavern and G. Miggs are both great, informal places to eat.

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Rio, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is a nice little place to walk around and kill some time. There is plenty of parking, so you can park and stroll up and down the blocks. It is maybe 3-4 blocks long with some things on the side streets. Most of the shops are way overpriced, but they are fun to look through. We met a very... More 

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san francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Local shops offer everything from antiques to unusual gifts & home decor. Can be a 1/2-3/4 day outing, fun restaurants offer lunch & dinner. Unique area in OLD downtown West Des Moines. Fun shops offer everything from antiques to unusual gifts, clothing & home decor. Great restaurants delicious provide lunches & dinner. Can be a 1/2 to 3/4 day FUN... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

You will find some interesting and unique things. Some of the eating places are a little $$$. You will need to to be able to walk about 6-8 blocks to enjoy most of the shops. The area has a live band in the evening during the summer.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Valley Junction is a great place to walk with all their little shops. People are so friendly. The shops are amazing, mostly antique shops. They also have shops you can go in and make crafts, along with other things. Wonderful place to visit. Have to go at least once!!!!!! It's amazing!!!!!! On Thursday's at certain times of year they have... More 

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