From narrating the last 300 years of Iowa agriculture to playing on a PGA golf course with a cold drink in hand, read below to see what makes Urbandale unique. 


Living History Farms

Connect with the Midwestern rural life experience through this interactive outdoor museum. Explore the 500-acre space while learning how over the last 300 years Iowans have transformed fertile prairies into the most productive farmland in the world. On-site interpreters provide a unique learning environment to experience seasonal activities, demonstrations, and hands-on projects at the 1700 farm, 1850 farm, 1875 farm, and 1900 farm. 

The Machine Shed

Dedicated to the American farmer, The Machine Shed serves up some of the best homestyle meals in Greater Des Moines. Biscuits and gravy, country fried chicken, mac n' cheese, prime rib - the menu is packed with hearty midwest favorites. Also, there's a full bar, gift shop, and fun fact: free tractor rides are offered every day at 5 p.m. (weather permitting). 

Range Grill + Golf

Cocktail lounge + restaurant + indoor golf center, you can enjoy all of these experiences at Range Grill + Golf. The unique atmosphere can be best described as a cross between a refined sports bar and an upscale restaurant. With three menus to choose from, the list of signature cocktails and tasty meals goes on and on, so you are sure to be fueled up for your big round of golf! When it's time to hit the green, golfers of all skill levels are welcome. There are basic and advanced options, two and four-player options, nine and 18-hole options, and six PGA endorsed courses. But if you're eager to practice your golf swing, you better hop on their website and reserve a tee time in advance - the slots fill up fast! 

The Beerhouse

After experiencing The Beerhouse, you'll have more reasons than one to count down to game day. With 20 TVs to choose from, you'll never miss a game, and you'll never want to miss a game at The Beerhouse because of the exciting atmosphere, 35 taps, craft cocktails, house-made pizzas, juicy burgers, unique sandwiches, and delicious appetizers.