Living History Farms


Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor museum which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences. Plan your visit >



Living History Farms is proud to offer a dedicated education department and award-winning programs that supplement any history-based school curriculum. Learn more >

Programs & Events

Programs and Events

From Family Weekends, to Harvest Celebrations and Day Camps, your whole family will look forward to attending special programs & events at Living History Farms. Pick an event >



Come experience your favorites again and again, and get the best value for your money, with a membership to Living History Farms. Choose a membership level >

Living History Farms in Urbandale, Iowa, tells the amazing story of how Iowans transformed the fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. While at the 500-acre open-air museum, visitors travel at their own pace through historical time periods spanning 300 years. On-site interpreters provide a unique learning environment of seasonal activities and demonstrations.

 1700 Ioway Indian Farm  1900 Horse-Powered Farm
 1850 Pioneer Farm  1875 Town of Walnut Hill



Living History Farms is such a unique opportunity to experience life outside of our time period. Thank you for providing such wonderful experiences!

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