About Raccoon Forks Trading Company
Local Record Store in Des Moines, IA
Hours of OperationMonday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Reviews of Raccoon Forks Trading Company in Des Moines, IA
- 65 Reviews
This shop was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our three-day trip to Des Moines. As it turns out - confirmed by the very helpful, friendly lady at this antique store - most shops in town are closed on Sundays and Mondays. She, too, found this both odd and disappointing. That said, I’m glad we stumbled upon the Raccoon Forks Trading Company on our mostly fruitless search for anything interesting to do downtown on a Sunday.I’m probably biased for my love of antique stores, but even still, it is objectively fun to visit. So much stuff to look at! I could easily kill a couple of hours browsing. Prices seemed fair - from larger furniture pieces to small trinkets and antique books. I wound up purchasing an early 1900s jewelry box for $25, which I’m very happy with.
Glad we found this gem! An historic Des Moines building with a fascinating story filled with a very nice selection of antique treasures. I found a rare piece of Des Moines history to take home and enjoy. Staff are very knowledgeable and clearly enjoy helping. Almost didn't want to leave a review so I could save this place for myself!
We are in Des Moines for a family trip and love antiques. This place was a really cool surprise. We ate at the adjoining cafe “Railroad Bills” boxcar diner and loved it. Great breakfast and burgers and the potatoes were excellent. Vegan and gf options too!
I had such a good time browsing and finding a couple of nice beer glasses...so I brought my wife back to have an excellent lunch in their cafe...and left with a fantastic vintage sign. Will definitely shop here again! And, I heard that they are adding books!Matt was extremely helpful and friendly.
Great place! Loved it. Bought an antique Plantation Desk via Ebay from them and drove 150 miles one way to pick it up. High quality antiques in a quaint old horse stable building in downtown Des Moines. Lots of other antique stores nearby and other shopping. Well worth the drive and the guys running the store were VERY NICE GOOD PEOPLE. Next time we will plan to spend a couple days in the area. Thanks for the hospitality!Deb & Gary