custom crafted local experiences

5 Reasons to Choose Us

Groups from small to large

Tour experiences available daily

Local Guides who love what they do

Support local businesses and artisans

No hidden booking 


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Meet the Tour Team

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iowa tour guide mackenzie
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The Iowa Tour Company Story

Iowa Tour Company is a local business offering the best culinary and history tours to discover Des Moines and Iowa. Our tour guides are local knowledgeable residents who are expert passionate foodies and history buffs. We arrange everything for private local tours offered daily for small to large groups. 


Our fun, unique and affordable walking tours lead you through the districts of Des Moines like the popular historic Sherman Hill and East Village shopping and dining district. Our citywide history tours include transportation as you learn our history including the capitol of insurance in the midwest plus our cultural past. Our VIP culinary tours let you discover the top locally owned chef creations at restaurants in the hottest districts in Des Moines in luxury. We introduce our guests to the best places in the Sherman Hill, Western Gateway, Downtown, Ingersoll Avenue area and the popular East Village dining and shopping district.


We can customize an experience for your group afternoon away or night out. Explore Des Moines with Iowa Tour Company to see why it is rated one of the best cities in the United States.

Iowa Tour Company can help you create a tour experience for special occasions, company events or even if you are looking for things to do in Des Moines. These are some of the reasons we can customize and experience for your group: Company team outings, birthday celebrations, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, girls night out, guys night out, class reunion, family reunion, alumni event, any special occasion or to discover the city if you are new to Des Moines.

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