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Bar, Club & Pub Tours

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Des Moines Food Walk Tour

Discover the story of the original Ingersoll Avenue District which has developed into a top dining area in Des Moines. Our tour starts with a brief history overview before your culinary tour host begins your local food tour.Enjoy delicious food tastings from a variety of fresh, unique and locally owned restaurants as well as wine or cocktails to accompany the chef created food tastings. Taste a variety of foods from different cuisines. Experience some of Des Moines' newer restaurants that the locals love.Enjoy reservations at 3 top locally owned restaurants during this 3 hour walking culinary adventureExperience personal service and expert recommendations at each venue by our tour hostTaste your first adult beverage (cocktail, wine or beer) on us at the first venueSavor food tastings included at each venue to sample a variety of foods from different styles and cuisinesEach guest will need to have an ID proving their age of 21 years or older
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Personal Guided Tour of the Covered Bridges of Madison County

The bridges of Madison County aren’t just one of Iowa’s highlight attractions—they were also the inspiration behind the acclaimed novel and Hollywood film of the same name. Get to know the bridges—and follow in the footsteps of Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood—on this private tour. Pick from multiple daily departure times, and set off from the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. You’ll visit several of the covered bridges (which are on the National Register of Historic Places), will drop by former film sets, and more.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

City Tours

Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District Walking Tours

Discover why Mason City, Iowa is ranked by Condé Nast Traveler as among "The World’s 20 Best Cities for Architecture Lovers". It was ranked the world's 8th mostimportant architectural destination by the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine. A 60-minute guided tour showcases the hallmark details the largest collection of Prairie School-styled homes surrounding a natural setting.While Mason City boasts two Wright properties, the George C. and Eleanor Stockman House and City National Bank & Park Inn Hotel, originally there had been plans formore. Wright's departure to Europe in 1910 caused these plans came to a sudden halt. The vacuum created by Wright's withdraw brought other Prairie School architects to Mason City, many former Wright associates. Marion Mahony Griffin, Walter Burley Griffin, Barry Byrne, William Drummond and local architect Einar Broaten combined to create Rock Crest - Rock Glen.
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  • 75 to 90 minutes
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  • 75 to 90 minutes
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Self-guided Tours & Rentals

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Davenport, IA

Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

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Zombie Scavengers Game - Cedar Rapids, IA

CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive. Using your smartphone, your team will be tasked with scavenging the city for food, supplies, weapons, and shelter. The more things you find, the more points you get and more likely you are to survive. Along the way, you will be asked to do a challenge or answer a trivia question in order to be rewarded virtual weapons to ward off the zombies. The area is crawling with relentless zombies, and rival colonies are moving in. If you get too relaxed, rival colonies will take what you worked hard to find. The goal is to find all of the items in hopes that you will survive the zombie apocalypse.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Cedar Rapids, IA

Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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The Hops and Hatchets Tour - QC Craft Beer & Hatchet Throwing

Throw some hatchets, then get a little ratchet (or not - it's up to you). This winning combination is completely new for the area! Join us for an awesome afternoon of hatchet throwing at Live Action Games in Davenport, followed by stops at 3 local craft breweries. Enjoy some great beers while leaving the driving to us!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Boat Rental

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Kayak Rentals at Quarry Springs Outfitters

240 Acres of Clear, Spring-Fed WaterEstablished in Quarry Springs Park in 2017 to provide exciting and fun paddlesport recreation to the central Iowa area. Quarry Springs Outfitters offers Single and Multi-Passenger Kayaks with Paddles and PFD's included.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Cedar Rapids Puzzling Adventure

Turn Cedar Rapids into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, while you solve clues and complete challenges around the city. Entry price is per team.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

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Zombie Scavengers Game - Des Moines, IA

CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive. Using your smartphone, your team will be tasked with scavenging the city for food, supplies, weapons, and shelter. The more things you find, the more points you get and more likely you are to survive. Along the way, you will be asked to do a challenge or answer a trivia question in order to be rewarded virtual weapons to ward off the zombies. The area is crawling with relentless zombies, and rival colonies are moving in. If you get too relaxed, rival colonies will take what you worked hard to find. The goal is to find all of the items in hopes that you will survive the zombie apocalypse.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Des Moines, IA

Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 150 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges and answer trivia questions for even more points. You'll have 15+ categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half-day Tours

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Des Moines Beer & Bites Walk Tour

Discover the story of the Downtown District which is the corporate center of the city including insurance and publishing. This area has evolved into a bustling dining and entertainment district. We will visit a local craft tap beer bars and a craft brewery. Our tour starts with a brief history overview before your tour host begins your local tour.Experience some of Des Moines’ best local beer venues that the locals love, as well as unique craft brews.Enjoy reservations at 3 top locally owned breweries and taprooms during this 3 hour walking culinary adventureExperience personal service and expert recommendations at each venue by our tour hostLearn a brief history about the vibrant past of this area of Des MoinesTaste local brews on us at the 2 venuesSavor food tastings included at 2 venuesEach guest will need to have an ID proving their age of 21 years or older
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

Des Moines Puzzling Adventure

Turn Des Moines into a game while partaking on a 2-hour Walking Adventure. Your smartphone will act as your guide, while you solve clues and complete challenges around the city. Entry price is per team.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$29.99
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Self-guided Tours & Rentals

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Zombie Scavengers Game - Davenport, IA

CAN YOU SURVIVE THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game.With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive. Using your smartphone, your team will be tasked with scavenging the city for food, supplies, weapons, and shelter. The more things you find, the more points you get and more likely you are to survive. Along the way, you will be asked to do a challenge or answer a trivia question in order to be rewarded virtual weapons to ward off the zombies. The area is crawling with relentless zombies, and rival colonies are moving in. If you get too relaxed, rival colonies will take what you worked hard to find. The goal is to find all of the items in hopes that you will survive the zombie apocalypse.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.00
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

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