History Tours of Des Moines to discover the vibrant past of the city.

HISTORY tours

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Discover the story of the East Village adjacent to the state capitol with our expert local guide during this history tour.

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Discover new cultures to the city including the Underground Railroad, Mexican workers and Scandinavian settlers.

Discover Des Moines' pivotal history in Iowa's history with our expert local tour guide in this citywide history tour.

historic downtown des moines 1910

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Learn about the seedy side of Iowa's capitol city with the stories of the notorious crimes and bank robberies.

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Discover the gruesome and haunted stories of Des Moines with our expert local tour guide.

Discover the past stories which included a tales of bootlegging, gambling and other vices with our expert local tour guide.

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Discover the original Sherman Hill district with our expert local guide during this history tour.

Sherman Hill district house

Groups from small to large

Tour experiences available daily

Local Guides who love what they do

Support local businesses and artisans

Highly acclaimed guest service

Unravel the mystery and history of Des Moines with a chauffeured driving or walking tour.

Our local guides are true history buffs with years of experience in sharing the stories our our past. We expertly curate our tours to showcase the most historically significant locations in Des Moines. With many tours available, you can explore a wide variety of themes such as our insurance history, historic neighborhoods, true crime stories and ghost stories.

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Chauffeured Tours | Walking Tours

 
 
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