Mini Downtown Osky Tour

Duration: 1 to 1-1/2 hours

Location: Downtown Oskaloosa



Tours run rain, shine, or snow!

Don't have time for the full, three-hour Downtown Osky Tour? Then take this tour--it's condensed, abridged, and only half as long!

  • Really want to try a food tour but not sure you want to commit 3 hours of time
  • Great mini-tour: less time, less money, still a great value
  • Learn about some of the history, architecture, and culture of downtown Osky!
  • Small tours of 15 or fewer people
  • Walk approximately one mile with frequent stops
  • Good food!

What to Expect

Your tour guide will greet you at….

Where Will You Go on the Mini Tour?

Wood Iron Grille

Wood Iron Grille is owned and operated by Matt Gunn and Michael Glesener. Their vision is “making memories one plate at a time."

Hunter's Gifts and Coffee Cafe

Frank and Shirley offer a small, quality menu with all homemade dishes. Besides the delicious food, Hunters has a impressive array of china, crystal, and other gift items

Grate Expectations

Kyle Brown is passionate about offering southeast Iowa “a fresh and unique dining experience focused on providing thoughtful food.”

Smokey Row Coffee Shop

Smokey Row is THE place to meet in Osky! It's a gathering place for friends, business, politicians and more where you can enjoy coffee, ice cream, soups, sandwiches, and pastries.

Jaarsma Bakery

While at Smokey Row, you will get to try a treat from Jaarsma Bakery which has been offering delicious "Dutch Treats" since 1898!

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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.

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.

Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at selected food-tasting locations. Your guide will indicate where restrooms are located.

The tours are held rain, shine, or snow. In the event of inclement weather, we will spend as much time as possible inside the food establishments on the tour. We also provide ponchos in case of sudden weather changes or if you do not have your own umbrella. However, we advise to check the weather conditions for your days event and dress appropriately.

We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (corporate outings, conventions, family reunions, class reunions, birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, out of town guests,  festivals, parades, grand openings and more).

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