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Thank you for stopping by, here is a little bit about our company.
We are a diverse company. Our main focus is on river tubing in and around the Adel & Van Meter, Ia. areas. We are also a party bus rental company, providing group transportation services in Des Moines, Ia. and the surrounding areas.

Raccoon River Excursions Inc. was established in the Fall of 2009. The goal was to provide a river tubing outfitter close to the Des Moines, Iowa area. We have always enjoyed river tubing and used to make annual trips with friends to Apple River in Wisconsin. This was always a great time, it was just a long drive and a bit costly with fuel prices. We wanted to provide somewhere close enough that people from Des Moines and the metro area could drive a couple of minutes and be able to enjoy an inner tube float trip down the river and be back home in time for dinner if they wanted to. If you are camping in the Dallas County Fairground campgrounds in Adel we will pick you up and drop you off at your campsite so you don't have to drive.

The party bus part of the business just made sense. We have buses already to haul tubers on the river. The rest of the time they would be sitting doing nothing so we figured why not do party bus rentals the rest of the year. Our bus drivers transport you and your party around while you relax in the back and enjoy yourselves. Drinking and driving is never a good idea. We try to help you to avoid that by shuttling your group to the bars or wherever you may want to go. The best way to set up a night out on a party bus is to have everyone get picked up from a house where they can leave their cars for the night if they decide to call a cab. Or have it be somewhere that people can spend the night after the bus rental is over. Somewhere near a hotel so people have the option to rent a room is also a good idea.


Our mission is to provide our customers with enjoyment both on the river and on the roads.

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