Living History Farms in Urbandale

Place/Event: Living History Farms Location: 11121 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322 Cost: $9-15 – see website Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes but the trail between farms is a dirt trail Bathrooms: Yes Food: Yes, but I have never tried it. We have always brought a picnic lunch. Water: Yes ok, FORGET big signs with lots of information…

The Mines of Spain in Dubuque

Place/Event: The Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B.Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center Location: 8991 Bellevue Heights Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No Water: Yes The Mines of Spain is a huge park, with lots of history, hiking and more. We only…

Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center

Place/Event: Harrison County Historical Village and Welcome Center Location: 2931 Monroe Ave, Missouri Valley, IA 51555 Cost: Free Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: large or small Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No When you think of an Iowa Welcome Center, you don’t think full-scale awesome history museum! You could truly spend hours here. There is a large exhibit…

Forest Park Museum and Arboretum with Dallas County Conservation

Place/Event: Forest Park Museum and Arboretum Location: 14581 K Ave. Perry, Iowa 50220  Cost: Free/free-will donation Grade/age range: Prek-12 Group size: Yes Hands-on: Yes Stroller friendly: Yes Bathrooms: Yes Food: No   Pete Malmberg , Museum Curator/Historical & Cultural Resources Coordinator, was incredibly knowledgeable and the kids loved his enthusiasm. There is an impressive collection of…