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Valley Junction

217 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4719
+1 515-222-3642
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Thursday night farmers market from May-October

From the live music to the street market, this is a fun summer night! The shops stay open for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Krista P
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Must go to

This is a must go to Iowa stop. Tons of great stores with great places to grab a snack and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ankeny, Iowa
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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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217 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265-4719
+1 515-222-3642

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the live music to the street market, this is a fun summer night! The shops stay open for market and often have specials running.

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go to Iowa stop. Tons of great stores with great places to grab a snack and different types of gifts. There is always something going on here so don't miss out on the fun!

Thank DNE7611
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Love walking through all of the locally owned shops and finding those one of a kind items both for myself and gifts. It is fun when they have the outdoor farmer's market or community events with entertainment, you never know who you are going to...More

Thank Casey P
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Nice place to walk around, and visit the stores and restaurants. They do offer a farmer's market, and music some nights. If you enjoy having a beer, bringing your own chair, and sitting around with a crowd to listen to music, this is the place...More

Thank YM C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Valley Junction is a place where you can relive the past in a wonderful, fun way. I'm prejudice to be sure as I'm 75 years old and this is where I was born & raised. Valley Junction used to be a railroad junction of several...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple hours here for lunch and a little shopping. We ate at G. Migs on 5th street & would recommend it! (Yummy portobello sandwiches!) Also had great luck shopping at Cindy's boutique and Sassy's. We were visiting family and would go back...More

Thank iLLINOIS08
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

I remember when this area was thriving but there are a lot of empty storefronts now. The stores left aren't unique or different and their hours of business vary widely.

Thank Mbc0217
Reviewed 7 May 2017

If you miss Real 'downtown' with locally-owned stores and restaurants, this will take you back home. There are lots of events to bring you here. Every Thursday from May thru September, there's an afternoon farmer's market with great (local, of course) live music. If you're...More

Thank promopower
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Second best farmers market in metro area. Somewhat smaller then the court avenue farmers market. A little less crowded But still gives you all the things you want. Music,food, produce, local items plus all the eclectic shops of valley junction

Thank Jeff O
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Valley Junction is a great place to visit. Shhhhhhh.....keep it quiet. A beautiful community with some of the nicest people you will ever meet. The restaurants are excellent and the local shops offer a variety of great gift ideas to take home. I love supporting...More

Thank Richard D
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Merila K
10 October 2015|
Response from Kristi M | Reviewed this property |
There is one just off Fleur Drive by Grays lake called Jasper Winery. That's the only one in town that I know of