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Living History Farms, Urbandale

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TripAdvisor
  • It's an open air museum with real life demonstrations of activities needed to survive farm and home life prior to our modern era. Demonstrations change daily, and there is usually some opportunity to ...  more »
  • I had a great time traveling back in time. Lot's of history here. Interpreters were friendly. The tractor ride was the highlight.  more »
  • They have a little church at the top of the hill and yes, you can book it for weddings. It was very romantic and the family loved the small church. As for just out there having fun. We've been out the...  more »
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  • My book club did one of their dinners around the Christmas holiday and it was a fantastic experience. We heard a brief history of the family and the farm whilst sitting by the fire drinking mulled wine. It felt very authentic and the ladies were fantastic hosts. Our book club plans to do this again! It was lovely. Also, the food was delicious. I highly recommend doing the dinners they have here. Be prepared because you'll need to go to the website and book one of these dinners several weeks in advance.
  • I have been to LHF many times over the years and love it every time. It is great to get a chance to see the history of Iowa. It makes it much easier for kids to learn.
  • It gets people outside. Seniors are able to connect with the past. Children to adults get an education.
  • Very interesting to learn about the first people to settle the prairie. Nice day, nice walk, kids had a great time. Also, LHF puts on a 7 mile race every November. If you like to run through & in nature then check it out.
  • Very interesting to learn more about Iowa history, we were on a schedule, but would be fun to go at a slower pace.