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 … [Read more...]

Danish Immigrant Museum – Elk Horn, Iowa

Danish Immigrant Museum - Elk Horn, Iowa  This museum in Elk Horn tells stories of the experiences of Danish immigrants as they traveled from Denmark to various parts of North America. Its exhibits include collections of tools, clothing, … [Read more...]

Morning Star Chapel – Elk Horn, Iowa

Morning Star Chapel - Elk Horn, Iowa at the Danish Museum site there is a tiny chapel that was built in 1951 in Waterloo, transfered to the Danish Museum site in 1995. At just 6' x 8 ' this chapel has seen baptisms, weddings and heard the prayers of … [Read more...]

Danish Immigrant Museum – Elk Horn, Iowa

Founded in Elk Horn in 1983, the national museum of Danish heritage ws built by Danish Americans on a 20 acre site. The 16,000 square foot museum is reminiscent of Danish construction with the half-timbered architecture. … [Read more...]

Bedstemor’s House – Elk Horn, Iowa

    Bedstemor’s House - Elk Horn, Iowa Come to visit this historic home in Elk Horn which is owned and operated by the Danish Immigrant Museum. It has been restored and is completely furnished to reflect the style of the period … [Read more...]