Living History Farms


11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322
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Phone: 515-278-5286

For over 50 years, Living History Farms has been educating and connecting all peoples to the many stories of Midwestern rural heritage through hands-on, interactive experiences. Set on 500 acres in Urbandale, Iowa, this outdoor museum re-creates the daily routines of 300 years of agricultural history with three working farms sites and the historic 1876 town of Walnut Hill.

General touring is open Tuesday-Saturday, May-October, with special events such as Emancipation Day, Independence Day, Grain Harvest, and Applefest held annually. Preschool storytime, school field trips, historic skills classes, historic dinners, and day camps offer education and fun for all ages year-round.


General touring Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May-October. Visit for details about special programs outside regular touring hours.


$17 adults; $16 seniors and military; $10 children 2-12; 1 and under free.

Details for this Attraction:

May 25, 2024

Decoration Day

Jun 8, 2024

Emancipation Day

Jun 22, 2024

Pioneer Wedding

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