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Family Halloween at Living History Farms
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Family Halloween at Living History Farms

Living History Farms is an outdoor history museum located in Urbandale, Iowa. It is a family spot that is dedicated to educating people about Midwestern rural life. It is a one of most beautiful places in Iowa and tells the incredible story of how Iowans transformed the fertile lands of the Midwest into profitable farmland through their incessant work for three hundred years.

They have many farm sites which mimic the historic setups. The 1900 Horse-Powered farm, 1875 Town of Walnut Hill, 1850 Pioneer farm, and 1700 Ioway Indian farm depict the golden days accurately.

Family fun is always the focus of events at Living History Farms. During this fall season, they are conducting Halloween activities for families. The display for this special family event includes exciting horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin bowling, along with classic delights like the scarecrow and jack-o-lantern.

This is one of the unique family locations for Halloween, as the organizers make sure that the displays are not scary for the kids. This is to ensure a quality time for the entire family, and to create memories which kids will keep for their lifetime. Children aged 12 and under can go trick-or-treating through the town, and they are provided with free soda and popcorn. Do not miss this incredible opportunity to enjoy yourself and have fun this Halloween.

Living History Farms' Halloween event also provides volunteering options. Volunteer activities include handing out treats, helping with pumpkin bowling, parking, helping folks at the rides and passing out popcorn and soda. Teenagers, adult members, and young children can volunteer.

Event Timings: 5:30 to 8:30 on October 23, 24, 25, 26, 30 and 31.

Prices: Tickets are sold at 8pm each night. Children under 2 are free. For members, tickets are listed at $4.75 each and for non-members it is listed at $6.00.

For any questions about the event, you can email this address - Jan Milroy at

Click here for sign up for the Halloween event.

* Image courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons.

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