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Living History Farms

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Travelingmomma wrote a review Aug 2020
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Had a great time visiting the town and farm. Lots of great interactions and neat exhibits. Seeing the animals on the farm was the highlight. The people/employees were great, except the lady in the gift shop. Please have a talk with this employee. She was rude and had a major chip on her shoulder. If you’re going to be working with the public, then you need to be courteous and at least attempt to have some enthusiasm. She was a downer at the beginning and end of our visit, which was on Friday, 8/28. You don’t want this person representing such a great place.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Juliewz wrote a review Aug 2020
Saint Paul, Minnesota41 contributions11 helpful votes
Wow this place was great,they actors gave a lot of info about the time period they are recreating and the buildings are well stocked with cool old things. Well done!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Brian H wrote a review Sep 2019
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Located just outside Des Moines. A bit like Williamsburg in VA, the Living History Farms is a recreation of a historical small town of the late 19thC, complete with people in period dress who man the shops, blacksmith, etc. Not as elaborate as Williamsburg, but some of the buildings are actually authentic. Also on-site is a restored mansion that lets you see how the uber-rich of the 1870s lived. A tractor-pulled trailer ride takes you across (under) the highway to an area where you can walk through what farms looked like in 1700 (native American), 1850 (human powered), 1900 (horse powered), and 1950 (tractor powered). Spent about 4 hours. Educational and fun.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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kj4678 wrote a review Sep 2019
Colona, Illinois44 contributions3 helpful votes
We went on a day that there was not many people there. It was so nice because we got to spend a lot of time talking to the people. They were very knowledgeable and friendly and made the visit Better than expected. I would definitely recommend going.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Sheilatheb wrote a review Sep 2019
Indianola, Iowa4 contributions6 helpful votes
This is a really interesting open air museum focusing on Iowa History. Many of the buildings were staffed with interpreters to help you learn about the buildings and the people who lived in them or used them. This is a great day outing for the entire family.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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