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“Tired town”
Review of Antique City Drive

Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Walnut
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Owner description: Cobblestone street with shops, restaurants and a hometown atmosphere.
Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Tired town”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Walnut Iowa, just of I-80, used to have a nice little downtown that was well-kept and had many antique shops and a couple of cafes. Obviously, most of the shop owners have given up. The downtown is shabby, with many storefronts empty or with stores that are never open. In addition, other than Forget-Me-Nots and the Granery Mall the stores are crowded, the merchandise dirty, the cafes are long gone and the place just projects the overall impression of a town that has seen better days. This is really too bad, because I used to love to stop here when traveling, but these days I rarely bother and even when I do stop--it doesn't take more than an hour to hit the stores that are still there (and are worth going in to).

Visited March 2012
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New Hampton, Iowa
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54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great antiquing!”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

I love to go antiquing and you will have a fun day of it when in Walnut, IA. There are several - many - antique stores on "Antique City Drive" (Walnut's Main Street) to go into. You park the car and just walk up and down the streets and casually go in and out of the stores. You can spend all day doing this as there are many antique shops (and a few other novelty stores - definitely go into "Forget Me Nots" ('Gifts, treasures, and decor') and "Robert's Treats and Treasures", an ice cream and bakery store that is very delicious). It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon when we "antiqued" in Walnut this past weekend and for being such a small town, it's definitely big on antiques and conveniently located off of Int. 80 on Exit 46 in SW Iowa. Don't miss this town if you're an "antiquer" like me!

Visited March 2012
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