Living History Farms

farmer leads mule away from barn at 1900-era farm, raising hay into barnLiving History Farms is a 500 acre, interactive, outdoor history museum. Travel back in time to visit each of our three working farm sites: the 1700 Ioway Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm. Then explore the homes, shops, and businesses of our 1875 Town of Walnut Hill, including a Blacksmith, General Store, Print Shop, and the Flynn Mansion and Barn, which are both on the National Register of Historic Places.

11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322
Hours of Operation: 
Summer Season (May 1 – late August) - OPEN DAILY Monday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm Sunday: Noon – 4pm Fall Season (Late August – mid-October) - OPEN WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY Wednesday – Saturday: 9am – 4pm Sunday: Noon – 4pm
Adventure Type: 
Cash Accepted, Credit Card Accepted, Restrooms, Handicap Access, Motorcoach/Bus Access, Group Tours, Food/Restaurant, Fun on the farm, Retail/Gift Shop, Barn Rental