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Living History Farms Welcome Center


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The visitor center at the main entrance to Living History Farms houses Welcome Center with tourism information and Marketplace gift shop.


Admission: Fee
Hours: 9-5 May to mid-Oct.; 10-4 mid-Oct. to April 30. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and week between Christ
Address: I-80/35, Exit 125, 2600 111th St.
Phone: 515-334-9625

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Living History Farms Welcome Center

The visitor center at the main entrance to Living History Farms houses Welcome Center with tourism information and Marketplac...