Tour Description

Unsolved murders, bootleggers and colorful characters. Learn about the seedy side of Iowa's capitol city with our local guide during this history tour. Des Moines is known as a welcoming, friendly city, but there's always been a tougher side to the town as well. This downtown tour takes you past buildings that share stories about notorious crimes, famous bank robbers and national celebrities. Join our friendly knowledgeable host to uncover the criminal side of town in this lively one hour tour.

  • Follow in the footsteps of old cases of murder and other crimes in Omaha

  • Enjoy fun and lively stories of some of Omaha famous and infamous characters

  • Experience a unique history tour showcasing colorful tales from the Prohibition era

Please be aware:

  • This walking tour route is over 1 mile.

  • This tour is not recommended for children.

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  • We ask for a minimum of 24 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

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True Crime Stories Walking Tour

$30 per person; group of 4

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no hidden booking fees


1.5 hours walking; approximately


Professional local guide


Tip for your guide

Umbrellas if inclement weather

Snacks & Souvenirs

Meeting Location

Outside Douglas County Courthouse

1701 Farnam Street

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Group of 2 at $35 per person

Group of 4 at $30 per person

Group of 6 at $30 per person

Group of 8 at $25 per person

Group of 10 at $25 per person

Group of 12 at $25 per person

Group of 18 at $20 per person

Group of 20 at $20 per person

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Prices may be higher during busy citywide event days

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