515-274-4692 • 211 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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Heart of Iowa Market Place is the go-to store for locally sourced Iowa-themed gifts when you are looking to send a “Taste of Iowa” to friends, family, clients or employees around the world.

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts

Breakfsat and More

Assorted Valentine’s Day Gifts

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Delicious Homemade Fudge

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Sweet Treats Gift Box

Milkbottle Candle



Located in Historic Valley Junction, Heart of Iowa Marketplace has been Iowa’s original specialty store since 1983. Heart of Iowa Market Place offers opportunities to sample, share and remember Iowa with distinctly Iowa gift items and products.

Heart of Iowa has many Iowa gift baskets to choose from, perfect for that special person or occasion. Select one of our specialty baskets or let us help you design your own. Choose from our large selection of baskets, bags and boxes to fill with our wide array of Iowa gourmet foods, gifts and souvenirs. When family, friends, and business associates want a little bit of Iowa, choose Heart of Iowa Market Place for your gifts.

Historic Valley Junction – 1970.

Barbecue Tasting Videos

In these videos, we tasted select barbecue sauces we carry here at the Heart of Iowa and commented on what we liked about each one! We then tasted barbecue sauces from some of the surrounding fast-food chains. We then compared the fast-food chains’ sauces to the ones we carry. For example, if you like Popeye’s BBQ sauce, you should use Big Daddy’s Sweet & Hot sauce for a similar experience and support local business! Some of our vendors’ sauces didn’t have a match which just shows how unique and original their flavors are!

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211 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265



(515) 274-4692

Heart of Iowa Marketplace

Your Iowa store & so much more.
Give us a call at (515) 274-4692.

Find us at 211 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday: 12:00 pm -4:00 pm

Curbside pickup is available.

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