Living History Farms


These interpretive exhibits take visitors back in time: to the 1875 town of Walnut Hill, a village not yet reached by the railroads, where farmers, tradesmen, and merchants still dominate the economy and community life; to a 1700 Ioway Indian village, where you'll see Woodlands Indian culture, with particular emphasis on foodways and technologies, as well as trade items that evolved in response to the arrival of the first Europeans; an 1850 pioneer farm powered by oxen, with furnishings and sundries made by hand; and a 1900 farm powered by horses and increasingly furnished with manufactured goods. From November through March, dine on historic recipes by lantern light. Located just outside Des Moines at 2600 111th Street in Urbandale, the exhibits are open 9 AM to 5 PM, daily May 1 to September 3; and Wednesday through Sunday, September 5 to October 21. Plan to spend three or four hours. Admission costs $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6-12.


2600 111th St
Urbandale, IA 50322


41.61880800, -93.76888700
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(515) 278-5286

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