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SHOPPING &
ENTERTAINMENT

WEST DES MOINES IS KNOWN AS THE PREMIER SHOPPING DESTINATION IN THE GREATER DES MOINES METRO AREA.

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HISTORIC VALLEY JUNCTION
WITH NEARLY 150 LOCAL SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS, HISTORIC VALLEY JUNCTION IS A DESTINATION FOR UNIQUE FINDS AND GOOD EATS.

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VALLEY WEST MALL
VALLEY WEST MALL IS WEST DES MOINES’ ORIGINAL MALL, WITH VON MAUR AND JCPENNEY AS ITS ANCHOR STORES.

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JORDAN CREEK TOWN CENTER
THIS 2 MILLION-SQUARE-FOOT SHOPPING CENTER INCLUDES THE LARGEST MALL IN IOWA, SEVERAL POPULAR RETAILERS, A 3.5-ACRE LAKE, BOARDWALK, AND AMPHITHEATER.

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WEST GLEN TOWN CENTER
THIS AREA OF WEST DES MOINES IS A SYNERGY OF RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUES. ITS UNIQUE RETAIL ESTABLISHMENTS INCLUDE HOME FURNISHINGS, ART, WINE, CLOTHING, SPA SERVICES, AND MORE.

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  • BAR LOUIE
  • BARN TOWN BREWING
  • BEERSTYLES TAPROOM AND GASTROPUB
  • BLU TORO
  • BLUE MOON DUELING PIANO BAR & RESTAURANT
  • BRADLEY’S
  • CATTOOR’S ON GRAND
  • CHARLIE’S FILLING STATION
  • CHICHA HOOKAH LOUNGE
  • CLUB HERF
  • COOPER’S ON 5TH
  • FOX BREWING
  • FUNNY BONE COMEDY CLUB
  • GLOBAL BREW TAP HOUSE
  • HEAVENLY ASIAN CUISINE AND LOUNGE
  • LADDER 13
  • MINI BAR
  • LAST LAUGH COMEDY THEATER
  • LONGEST YARD
  • SCOTTY’S PUB AND GRUB
  • SHOTGUN BETTY’S
  • SULLY’S IRISH PUB
  • THE HALL
  • THE IRISH
  • THE KEG STAND
  • THE OPERATING ROOM
  • TONIC BAR
  • TWISTED VINE BREWERY
  • VISION NIGHT CLUB
  • VISTA PUB
  • WAHLBURGERS
  • WELLMAN’S PUB & ROOFTOP
  • WINESTYLES TASTING STATION
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WEST DES MOINES
PUBLIC LIBRARY

Whether it’s Shakespeare or Stephen King, the West Des Moines Public Library strives to have books by the authors you love. Fiction, mysteries, westerns, fantasy & science fiction, as well as non-fiction titles are available to adults and children. New books are added on a continuing basis. A variety of Storytime’s and special programs for children are offered during the school year, while the Summer Reading Program encourages kids of all ages to keep reading year round!

PARKS
& REC

You are sure to find a park or trail system to suit your needs in West Des Moines. Ice skate in the park during the winter. Run on the trails in the spring. Bring your lunch to the park in the summer. Enjoy the fall colors on the trails in the fall. West Des Moines has more than 65 miles of trail, which connects to a network of more than 550 miles of trail. With plenty of year-round activities, you won’t need to travel far to find recreation.

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ICE SKATING | RUN | LUNCH AT THE PARK | TRAILS

FIVE WATERS PROJECTS

  • Civic Campus Amphitheater that plays host to a variety of performances
  • Raccoon River Park Boathouse with boat rentals and restrooms
  • 26.2-mile Marathon Loop for those fitness enthusiasts
  • Raccoon River Greenway project for river access and camping opportunities
  • Raccoon River Pedestrian Bridge and Great Western Trail Connection for those trail enthusiasts