Iowa Architectural Foundation

  • 400 Locust Street, Suite 100 | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Phone: (515) 244-1888
  • Region: Downtown
  • Overview

    IAF offers architect-guided walking tours of downtown, second Fridays, May – September, $20, leaving from Capital Square, going in four directions. IAF also offers custom walking and motor coach tours for groups. Choose from standard or modified routes based on location, a preferred architectural style or building type. Visit for details or email

  • Amenities
    Attraction Information
    General Information
    • Admission Price: Architecture on the Move Summer Walking Tours are $20 per person. Custom-designed tours for groups may be available with lead time - $20 per person, with a minimum of $200 for 10 or fewer people. Architectural guides may be available for select motor coach tours upon negotiation.
    • Guides Available:
    • Hours of Operation: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-F.
    • Season: Custom tours are available year round, but out of necessity will be by skywalk in inclement weather. Spring, summer and fall are preferred times.
    • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly): Tours are occasionally offered for families. Children may accompany their parents on the summer walking tours.
    • Tour Length: Walking tours: 1.5 hours. Approximately 18 blocks in length.
    • Tour Times: Architecture on the Move: Second Friday, May through September. Sign in, snacks and wine at 5 PM. Tours leave at 5:30 PM. Tickets available each season on Eventbrite.
  • Events

    Recurring weekly on Tuesday until May 16, 2023

    Architectural Photography 3-Session Class

    From: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM

    Iowa Architectural Foundation

    Dates vary between June 9, 2023 - October 6, 2023

    Architecture on the Move

    From: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM

    Capital Square Atrium (400 Locust St.)

  • Location
    400 Locust Street, Suite 100 | Des Moines, IA 50309