Des Moines Vice History Tour

$75 per person; group of 4

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  • 2 hours; approximately 


  • Professional local guide

  • Quality Transportation

  • Access to historic photos


  • Gratuities for your guide and driver

  • Hotel or Home pickup or dropoff*


  • Learn the history about the sordid past of the city of Des Moines in this 2 hour chauffeured historic adventure

  • Travel in comfort in a climate controlled vehicle with our friendly and professional driver

  • Experience personal service by our local professional tour host

  • View historic photos from the past on your mobile device


Discover the stories of the sordid in Des Moines past which included a tales of bootlegging, gambling and other vices in the area. Visit a local police museum to experience the stories.  Our friendly, knowledgeable local history tour guide explains our past as you are driven through the present in many areas of the oldest neighborhoods in Des Moines.

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  • We ask for a minimum of 48 hours advance notice

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

  • Contact us for other available private customized tour times

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

*Hotel or Home pickup and drop off service is available at an additional charge. Please request this service before booking so we can provide the price quote.

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Group of 2 at $100 per person

Group of 4 at $75 per person

Group of 6 at $65 per person

Group of 8 at $65 per person

Group of 10 at $45 per person

Group of 12 at $45 per person

Group of 18 at $35 per person

Group of 20 at $35 per person

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Prices may be higher during busy citywide event days


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