Danish Windmill – Elk Horn, Iowa


Danish Windmill – Elk Horn, Iowa

This windmill was built originally in Norre Snede, Denmark in 1848. In 1975 it was shipped to Elk Horn and restored to its original working condition. Guided tours of the 60-foot mill are given and one can see gears and grinding stones. It is also used as a welcome center. The mill grinds wheat and rye by wind power. Visitors can view a 10-minute video. In the Gift shop items from Denmark may be purchased.

The Windmill is funded through the visitors and through the sale of the Danish items available on their website. They have Danish plates, jewelry, food products, figurines, dinnerware, books, dolls and more for you to enjoy and purchase. All sales assist in keeping the Danish heritage alive and well in Elk Horn!

For groups of 25 people or more, they offer special group rates on Mill tours. They also have packages available for tours of the Danish Windmill, Danish Immigrant Museum, and Bedstemor’s House. There’s also the Little Mermaid, the Danish bakery, and Danish Inn restaurant. One call does it all! Come visit and be taken away to the kingdom of Denmark – No Passport Required! And…no airline ticket to purchase!

Admission – $2.00 for adults; $1.00 for children (ages 5-11)

Directions – north of U. S. Interstate Highway 80, turn off on Exit 54, take State Highway 173, take Main Street

Hours – 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Saturday, noon – 5:00 p.m., Sunday and holidays, rest of the year (closed January 1 and December 25)

Credit Cards – Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone – (712) 764-7472 or (800) 451-7960 

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