West Des Moines, IA: Shopping Overview

West Des Moines' historical district and malls anchor the shopping scene.

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Jordan Creek Town Center
Photo courtesy of the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau

Historic District

Historic Valley Junction has been an attraction and shopping destination for locals for more than a century. In the late 1800s, Valley Junction brought in visitors who were intrigued by the new merchants and shopping neighborhood.

Today, Valley Junction, especially on Fifth Street, is full of art galleries and shops that sell everything from custom furniture to dog treats.


West Des Moines has two malls. Jordan Creek Town Center is full of familiar and big-name retailers such as Dillard’s and Barnes & Noble. Best Buy and Apple can also be found at this mall, and the movie theater's 20 screens give shoppers a break to enjoy new releases.

Valley West Mall is about 10 miles from Jordan Creek Town Center, and it is also full of well-known stores. JCPenney is one of the main department stores, and clothing giants Gap and Banana Republic can be found here as well.

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