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Address: Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA
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Court Avenue is Des Moines entertainment block area

I would recommend the best time to visit Court Avenue would be in the late afternoon and evening timeframe. There are restaurants and bars that are in historical buildings within... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would recommend the best time to visit Court Avenue would be in the late afternoon and evening timeframe. There are restaurants and bars that are in historical buildings within this downtown space. I would agree with a prior reader that the new HYVEE is outstanding and a great addition to downtown. It is awesome to have a full service... More 

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Dysart, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss the Farmers market on Saturdays. Lots of food, enetertainment and shopping opportunities.

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Court Avenue Area is already full of great places to eat, drink, and socialize....but The New HyVee Market will KNOCK your Socks off. There'a New Destination In Downtown Des Moines.

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Thank ColoradoCommish1
Knoxville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Court Avenue offers a wide variety of eating, drinking, and social establishments. Some are cheap-eats on up to formal dining. We have visited the area many times, but the last time we were there may be the last. There is an increasing level of conflict and other activity that makes an older couple nervous. A greater police presence might make... More 

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Thank JAMESknoxville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My first stop when I moved here; Loved the environment, the music and the bars - you can walk from one to the next if you get bored. Every bar and restaurant is different. I come here at least 2-3x per month, but used to be there almost every weekend when I lived in the city. Farmers market is a... More 

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Thank David T
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are looking for a leisurely lunch with large booths, then this is the spot. However, if you must be in and out within an hour, then you will need to inform your server right away.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Court Ave is a great area of Des Moines where you can find different types of shops, food and nightlife. The farmers market is held in this area and there are other events throughout the year that take place here as well. If your in town looking for something to do, swing through this area and guaranteed you will find... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Went to the first farmers market of the year and it was fabulous,the people were so friendly and inviting. Lots of selections and freebies!!! Wine was really good.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

It looks as if this area is in the midst of a revitalization project. There are many places to eat and drink and they are all very close to the civic center as well as a bit longer walk to the arena.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Every Saturday from April - October is the Farmers Market. Any night especially when the I-Cubs are playing or other events, which are many are happening. Shoot, we had the NCCA basketball tournament this year downtown, it was great. Check this city out, it rocks!

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