Shopping in Des Moines

Jordan Creek shopping mall in Des Moines features lots of stores 

If you happen to find yourself in the city of Des Moines while traveling through Iowa, you are sure to get a pleasant surprise by all of the top-of-the-line shopping venues the city has to offer. From large, high-end malls to trendy boutiques, you can expect to find something for every member of your family. No matter where you are in Des Moines, there are plenty of stores to pique your interest.

Valley West Mall

One of the main attractions in the heart of downtown Des Moines is the Valley West Mall. The mall is comprised of over a hundred specialty stores and boutiques, including anchor stores Younkers, Von Maur and JC Penney. Here, you can find gifts, clothing, salon services and fine eateries to satisfy any palate. Located in downtown and within walking distance of many other attractions, this venue deserves a spot on your itinerary if you are in the area.

For more information on hours, directions, gift cards and a complete list of all the stores, please visit

Merle Hay Mall

The Merle Hay Mall, conveniently located in Des Moines within minutes of every major highway, boasts over 90 venues that include stores for clothing, toys, shoes and other specialty items. You also have access to restaurants, a cinema and a kids' play area, where your children can mingle with other kids their age. You can even take part in the Merle Hay Mall Walkers program, which promotes healthy activity as part of its customer appreciation approach. Anchored by Target, Kohl's, Younkers, Sears and Old Navy, Merle Hay offers plenty of shopping to fill up your day.

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West Glen Town Center

If an outdoor location is what you seek for your shopping excursion, the West Glen Town Center is the place for you. Nestled in a natural outdoor park-like environment, this locale offers the opportunity to embark on a day of shopping while enjoying the beauty of the outdoors as you visit stores, boutiques, salons and restaurants, or even do a little afternoon wine tasting. For an after-dinner treat with a serving of laughter, check out the Funny Bone Comedy Club, or drop into the Caberet West Glen for an intimate evening with friends.

Get more information, including hours of operation and directions, by visiting the West Glen Town Center website at