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East Village

Des Moines, IA 50309
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A place to veg out

Eat at the restaurants in the older buildings and walk around the neighborhood. Enjoy all the... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2016
mjrg59
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Lots to do.

Great shopping and restaurants. Stroll the vintage shops and spend the day. There is much to do... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
hot_one1967
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“zombie burger” (16 reviews)
“unique shops” (12 reviews)
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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"zombie burger"
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"unique shops"
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"embassy suites"
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"open sesame"
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"trendy neighborhood"
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"local small businesses"
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"stores selling"
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"walking location"
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"young professionals"
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"fun area"
in 3 reviews
"music venues"
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"out of towners"
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"state capitol"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
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"downtown des moines"
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"great food"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Eat at the restaurants in the older buildings and walk around the neighborhood. Enjoy all the sights.

Thank mjrg59
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

Great shopping and restaurants. Stroll the vintage shops and spend the day. There is much to do here.

Thank hot_one1967
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Reviewed 13 January 2016

This is where you want to go to find smaller, independent, fun and quirky stores and restaurants. Unique items, friendly people. Fun to go with friends on a sunny day.

1  Thank IndigoFountains
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

East Village is our #1 place to take friends and relatives visiting Des Moines. With over 100 local shops, restaurants and entertainment destinations, this downtown neighborhood perfectly demonstrates the "Des Moines: HELL YES" attitude. There are options for everyone, from trendy clothing boutiques, shoes, home...More

3  Thank dsmguy30
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

There are some cute little shops and some restaurants. I think that the parking is not great depending on the time of day you go.

Thank babysmama
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

The East Village is where it's at in Des Moines. Next to Ingersoll, this is where the cool kids hang out.

1  Thank Geoutah
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Reviewed 5 November 2015

I always love going to the East Village. Lots to do and see. Shopping, restaurants, etc. Try to get a map of the shops because there are some on the side streets you will miss if you don't know they are there. Don't miss The...More

Thank Bookwoman44
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Reviewed 30 October 2015

East Village is reinvented. The old part of the city has many new additions and the old ones have been redone and re-purposed. A wonderful area of town today.

Thank roger325
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

There are now so many great places, not only to eat but to find out of the way shops-Asian, kitchen wares, you name it, it can probably be found here.

Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

If your expectations for Des Moines were anything like mine, you will be pleasantly surprised by this trendy up-and-coming part of town. Lots of great boutique stores, cool coffee shops and good restaurants. Some offices and lofts are being made new from old buildings, and...More

Thank alwaysupforatrip
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Bonnie J
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Response from TammyDesMoines_IA | Reviewed this property |
MALO is down town they are Latin American and have a great patio. It is very good. I love the food at Guadalajara Mexican in Ankeny but it is the same old atmosphere so probably not a good pick for what your wanting... More
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