Urbandale is a city located in two counties of Iowa, United States of America - Polk and Dallas. Urbandale is a fairly new city incorporated on April 16, 1917. The city was a streetcar suburb of Des Moines in its early days. Only 3 years after the incorporation, Urbandale had almost 300 residents. In 1950 it had 1,777 and in the 1970's had 14,500. The city of Urbandale developed rapidly and in present has approximately 38,000 residents. Urbandale has an area of 20.7 square miles. Notable residents of the city include football player Eddie Berlin, Slipknot member Paul Gray and baseball player Sean Runyan.
Top Attractions within Urbandale
Living History Farms is an open-air museum located in Urbandale on an area of 500 acres. The historical museum is educating the visitors about the long history of Urbandale and its farming community. It depicts the lives of those living in farms in the 18th, 19th and 20th century. More than this, the attraction is the host of memorable events. One of them includes Pope John Paul II holding a service here on October 4, 1979. This single event gathered to Urbandale more than 300,000 people who were eager to be a part of the important religious event.
Buccaneer Arena is a multi-purpose arena within the area of Urbandale. This is the home of Des Moines Buccaneers, an ice hockey team. This Urbandale attraction was raised in 1961 under the name of Des Moines Arena and since then is an important venue for sports events of the community. The arena offers seating for approximately 3,400 people.
Stella's Blue Sky Diner should be a stop for all visitors that come to Urbandale. The restaurant offers great American food, in large portions and for small prices. The Urbandale attraction has a wonderful atmosphere thanks to a vintage jukebox playing 1950s music.