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Valley Junction

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Address: 217 Fifth Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265
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+1 515-222-3642

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Something to Do

You can always find something to do in Valley Junction, whether it be vintage shopping, eating, looking for one of a kind clothing, or coming on a Farmer's market night... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Woodward, Iowa

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Woodward, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always find something to do in Valley Junction, whether it be vintage shopping, eating, looking for one of a kind clothing, or coming on a Farmer's market night & listening to live music. Fun area

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Several different local businesses that are everything from vintage to far out! I would recommend to anyone needing an afternoon diversion!

Thank Terry V
Altoona, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old heart of West Des Mounes is called Valley Junction. Everything is mainly on three blocks of the old 5th Street. There is a costume shop where you can buy adult party costumes. There is a famous local pizza restaurant. There are lots of antique shops. There are several original, high quality art stores. You will see tour buses... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

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.

Thank JAMESknoxville
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128 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 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!

Thank Jan F
El Dorado Hills
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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 :)

Thank DebL457
Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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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.

Thank Tina T
Clive, Iowa
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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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