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The Living History Farms of Iowa have offering educational and entertaining tours for over forty years.

Unlike other historical museums, the Living History Farms are located amidst 500 acres of open land and where visitors literally have to explore through time by visiting the many attractions that span over 300 years of rich agricultural history.

You?d best reserve 3 ? 4 hours when visiting the Living History Farms, as that?s the only way you can fully explore everything the site has to offer. Activities and attractions are completely dynamic as the live demonstrations and exhibits depend on the season and time of day they?re taking place.

The early 18th century Ioway Indian Farm is wehere you can start growing Black Turtle beans, Omaha melons, and blue corn behind bark lodges called tcakiduthans. You?ll also be introduced to deer hides prepared for tanning and pottery made from shells and red clay.

Other major areas of interest include the 19th century Pioneer Farm, the 20th century Horse-Powered Farm, and the 1875 Walnut Hill town. At the end of your tour, you?ll be introduced to modern innovations in farming at the Wallace Crop Center.
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