Valley Junction is one of the best shopping, food and entertainment spots in Greater Des Moines. There are nearly 100 different businesses and shops in the area now. So much to see and taste! On this two-and-a-half-hour walking tour, you’ll be served brunch foods and beverages in a variety of locations throughout the Junction.
Your expert guide will talk about the history of Valley Junction. Learn about the early days and some of the important people, businesses and events that make this part of Des Moines so special.
You’ll visit restaurants, shops and businesses to learn about what they do and taste the foods they offer. Expect to end the tour with a full stomach and knowledge of Valley Junction and it’s hidden gems.
Bring you walking shoes, shopping bag and a good appetite!
What’s Included in the Tour
* This is a walking tour around Historic Valley Junction.
* See and learn about the history of Valley Junction and West Des Moines.
* Taste breakfast foods from different local vendors and shops.
* Opportunity to meet and interact with business owners/managers
* Additional surprises along the way!
Where should I park for the tour? Meters are enforced on Saturdays and allow a maximum of 4 hours. A better option is the parking garage just 1 block west of Cooking with Alessandra on 3rd. Pay $1 per hour there with no time limit. Also, parking on the Grand Bridge is free.
What if I need to cancel? Wow! Des Moines Tours will issue a full refund of the ticket price (excluding fees) with 7-day notice. To cancel your reservation, email email@example.com. Include the ticket purchaser’s name and email address.
What if weather is bad? Tours run rain, snow or shine. We’ll always do our best to make sure you are comfortable. If extreme weather conditions create safety concerns, Wow! Des Moines Tours will notify the ticket purchasers of the cancellation via email at least two hours before the tour starts.