East Village District

History Walking Tour

$25 per person; group of 4

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no hidden booking fees


1 hour walking; approximately


Professional local guide

Access to historic photos


Tip for your guide

Umbrellas if inclement weather

Snacks & Souvenirs

Meeting Location

Outside Scenic Route Bakery

350 East Locust Street

Tour Description

Travel through time with our expert local guide and discover the rich history of the East Village.  Designated on the National Register of Historic Places, this exciting district highlights the best of the past including the State Capitol and the Northwestern Hotel which was home to railroad workers of the past.  Since its revival in 2000, this area has been home to eateries, boutique shops, and loft-style housing; there’s something for everyone.  Our friendly knowledgeable host with share the local stories of this noteworthy district in the Midwest.

  • Learn the history about the vibrant past of this area of Des Moines

  • Experience personal service by our local professional tour host

  • View historic photos from the past on your mobile device

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  • We ask for a minimum of 24 hours advance notice

  • Our standard tour times are Sunday through Saturday. Click Book Now for available times. 

  • Contact us for other available private tour times

  • Full payment is required to reserve and confirm your desired tour date

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Group of 2 at $30 per person

Group of 4 at $25 per person

Group of 6 at $25 per person

Group of 8 at $20 per person

Group of 10 at $20 per person

Group of 12 at $20 per person

Group of 18 at $15 per person

Group of 20 at $15 per person

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Prices may be higher during busy citywide event days

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