Create Your Own Tour for 2 to 15 People!

Have out-of-town guests coming? A special birthday, reunion, or other celebration coming up? Are you a company or corporation with visitors to entertain? This is the perfect way to showcase Oskaloosa! Keep the tour private or open to the public.

EAT: Eat and Tour, Oskaloosa Food Tours provides a unique combination of food, architecture, history, and culture. Sample food from six food establishments, walk around the downtown area--including the town square which was declared one of the top ten squares in Iowa! Surrounding the town square is the historic business district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. You will hear the history of these historic buildings, go inside a few of them, and compare architecture.

Tour Accommodations

  • Tour Size is 2 to 15 people
  • Vegetarian option available on request
  • Total walking length is no more than 2 miles with frequent stops
  • All stops are handicap accessible
  • Lots of free, public parking nearby
  • Starting and Ending points are the same
  • Free wifi downtown
  • Tour runs rain or shine

How Does a Food Tour Work?

  1. The tour will visit five to seven restaurants for food samples. By the end of the tour, you will not be hungry!
  2. In between food samples, the tour will walk around downtown and learn about the history and architecture of the area.
  3. The total tour is 2-1/2 to 3 hours in length. Walking distance is approximately 2 miles with frequent stops.

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Contact us for pricing.

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Parking is available at the tour’s starting location. After your purchase tickets, you’ll receive emails with parking suggestions.

Yes, but please be sure they are able to walk approximately two miles.

Absolutely not! Our tours combine architectural commentary, historical facts, local culture and culinary insight into a unique 3-hour experience. Imagine walking through the city eating our local artisans’ most delicious foods while learning the neighborhood from real locals.

Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) is a vegetarian, and we can accommodate them. Other food allergies may be accommodated if at all possible, but it is not guaranteed. As long as we know in advance, we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.

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