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Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor museum which educates, entertains and connects people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experience. Learn the story about how Iowans transformed fertile prairies of the Midwest into the most productive farmland in the world. Explore 500-acres of space while learning through 300 years of Iowa history. On-site interpreters provide a unique learning environment of seasonal activities and demonstrations. Dedicated to the American farmer, The Machine Shed serves up some of the best homecooked meals in the area. Located right next to Living History Farms, The Machine Shed offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, dishing out some of your favorite novelties. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the gift shop and grab a cook book or even some food to go.  With 44 miles of trails, the Urbandale trails are not some you’re going to want to miss. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you stroll along the city’s trail system. The city also maintains 12 tennis courts between three different parks. There are also three wading pools in the Urbandale area located at Lions Park, South Karen Acres and The Aquatic Playground. 

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