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Valley Junction

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Address: 217 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4719
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Evening Out

Went to the area for a liesurely evening out to shop and enjoy the weekly evening outdoor entertainment. It was fun, with many people and a variety of food and drink options... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
JAMESknoxville
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Knoxville

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the area for a liesurely evening out to shop and enjoy the weekly evening outdoor entertainment. It was fun, with many people and a variety of food and drink options. Downfalls are limited seating in the entertainment area and parking. People that attend regularly take lawn chairs to solve the seating problem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a Saturday afternoon Christmas shopping in Valley Junction. Unique shops and art galleries. Pride of local owners abounded. Lovely merchandise not found at the mall. Stopped for a hot chi tea to warm up at a cute coffee shop and kept going. Fun place to wander. Even had ice sculptors on the side walk!

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El Dorado Hills
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 15 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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 24 October 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 20 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 2016

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

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