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Living History Farms

  • Region: Northwest
  • 11121 Hickman Road
  • Urbandale, IA 50322
  • Phone: (515) 278-5286
Overview
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Meeting Facilities
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Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which educates, entertains and connects people to Midwestern rural life experiences. Touch, play and engage at our working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm; 1850 Pioneer Farm; and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm — and in our 1875 Town of Walnut Hill.

Attraction Information
General Information
  • Admission Price: Adults, $15.50; Ages 2-12, $9; Ages 1 & under, free. Senior Citizens (60+), active and retired military (with valid ID, valid for immediate family) and AAA members, $14.50.
  • Hours of Operation: Noon - 4 p.m. Sun; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M-Sat.
  • Season: May 1 - August 27, daily; August 30-October 20, Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Self-Guided Tours:
  • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: We offer free brochures at http://www.lhf.org/en/visit/steer_your_step__visit_guides/ Touring with children under 5; The Science of Life (aimed at children 4-6th grade); Architecture (teens/adults); Historic Textiles (adults); Fitness (adults).
  • Tour Length: 2-4 hrs, arrive by 2 p.m. to tour entire museum.
  • Tour Times: Tours are self guided
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1050
  • Total Sq. Ft. 2039
  • Reception Capacity 128
  • Space Notes Murray Conference Center is not available during summer months.
  • Theatre Capacity 185
  • Banquet Capacity 128
  • Number of Rooms 3
  • Classroom Capacity 45
  • Outside Catering? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
William G. Murray Conference Center
  • Theater Capacity: 115

Living History Farms Opening Day!

  • May 1, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

4-H, FFA, and Scout Appreciation Day

  • May 7, 2017
    From: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Tractor Day

  • May 13, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM

Decoration Day

  • May 27, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Homeschool Day


  • From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Fido on the Farms

  • June 3, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Pioneer Wedding

  • June 17, 2017
    From: 11:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Teacher Appreciation Day

  • June 23, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Historic Baseball

  • July 4, 2017
    Starting: 02:30 PM

Independence Day at Living History Farms

  • July 4, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Ioway Culture Day

  • July 15, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Circuit Court Day

  • July 29, 2017
    From: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM