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

  • Upgrade option: add a stop at a local craft brewery for a beer and a chat with your Tour Host about this district for only $10 per guest

  • Experience personal service by our local professional tour host

  • View historic photos from the past on your mobile device

East Village District

History Walking Tour

$25 per person; group of 4

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no hidden booking fees


  • 1 hour; approximately

  • 0.7 miles; walking


  • Professional local guide

  • Access to historic photos


  • Tip for your guide

  • Snacks & Souvenirs


  • Local brewery visit

  • One craft beer included

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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.

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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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