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Living History Farms, Urbandale

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.4/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Living History Farms is located in Urbandale. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Living History Farms by using our Urbandale family vacation planner.
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  • This is a place we have talked about visiting for years. We didn't know what to expect but were not disappointed. It was interesting, educational, and a fun way to spend four hours. The staff was very...  read more »
  • The Living History Farms takes you through 300 years of farming. This is a walking tour along with a tram ride. Then you can visit an old town complete with Blacksmith shop, old Drug Store and s Gener...  read more »
  • Very close to my home so we go about one a yr and take visitors with us. A must with families with young children. Just a favorite in the Des Moines area! 
  • So glad we planned to stop here on our vacation! It was a great history lesson for my daughter. We loved interacting with the staff and learning so much along every stop!
  • Every trip to Living History Farms has been wonderful and very educational for my students. I love how some of the guides really get into their parts. A great experience for families and classes.
  • Travel back in time to experience life out on the prairie over the course of 300 years of history. Jump on the tractor ride to start at the beginning, and work your way back toward the present. LHF, along with the Blank Park Zoo and Science Center, is part of the Tri Membership plan, which is a great annual pass program for families.
  • My kids truly enjoyed the day here and liked being able to ask questions
  • Hi, this is Pastor Joseph and Jody Karge,....we have had the pleasure to officiant and preside at numerous weddings at the Church of the Land at Living History Farms. It is one of our favorite venues. The Church of the Land is simply beautiful as it stands, allowing our brides and grooms to create a simple and elegant ceremony without an extravagant decorating budget. The staff at Living History is always professional and accommodating. We highly recommend that any bride and groom looking for a wedding venue, consider Living History Farms.
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