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, May – September, $20. Visit web site for details. Comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing recommended. IAF can also set up private walking or motor coach tours. Choose from standard or modified routes based on location, a preferred architectural style or building type.
  • 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.