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Danish Windmill Museum

4038 Main St, Elk Horn, IA 51531-2102
+1 712-764-7472
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Fun visit

Friendly service at the milll. A lot of danish souvenir, but not much Elk Horn souvenirs... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Anne-Mette L
Our timing was bad

The windmill's arms were down for repair so we couldn't get to see its full beauty but we were... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
Sun City Center, Florida
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The Danish Windmill is a museum for all people interested in Denmark, Danish customs, Scandinavian traditions and, of course, windmills. Elk Horn’s Danish windmill is America’s only authentic working Danish windmill. The mill, originally built in Nørre Snede, Denmark in 1848 was brought to the United States in November, 1975 and rebuilt in Elk Horn, Iowa by community volunteers in 1976, America’s Bicentennial year.
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“gift shop” (12 reviews)
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4038 Main St, Elk Horn, IA 51531-2102
+1 712-764-7472
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Friendly service at the milll. A lot of danish souvenir, but not much Elk Horn souvenirs. Interesting venue

Thank Anne-Mette L
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The windmill's arms were down for repair so we couldn't get to see its full beauty but we were well-treated & got to see the small museum. Also on the grounds were the Morning Star Chapel & VikingHjem, a Viking smithy's home. We were glad...More

Thank Dancing1
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is really a little bit of history + a gift shop. To the West side of parking lot is the Old Danish workshop. Anyone interested in wood and wood carvings may find this place fascinating.

Thank Geri M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Small museum but mostly a gift shop. The city is currently raising funds to fix the windmill (blades are missing) but it's still a great story.

Thank torpdo
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We had driven by the windmill before we went to the Danish Museum. It was all torn apart and we figured there was no reason to stop. We found out from the woman at the museum that they were going to bring some people in...More

Thank shortymom60
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Well we went just for a stop. They have a great gift shop and selection of items. It's rather large in there and they have pretty much anything you might be looking for that's Dutch!

Thank beastofburdenia
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Windmill was broken. Waiting to replace the blades. The museum was closed. This was the second time we tried to visit the windmill and it was under repair both times.

Thank maynardmom6
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Good compliment to the Danish Museum. Interesting how it was taken apart in Europe and sent to Elk Horn. Only about the bottom 1/3 is available to tour. The upper regions are blocked off.

Thank John B
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We enjoyed a Sunday afternoon drive, from Omaha, to take in the Trivoli festival. Celebration of Danish heritage. We had fun watching the Scandinavian dancers and toured the Windmill Museum. It was originally used to grind grain in Denmark. It is the ONLY authentic Danish...More

Thank Louetta S
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Authentic Danish Windmill , Really Cool . On Main St. in a Neat Small Town Setting . Check it out . It doesn't take long and is a Great Stop off of Interstate 80 . You'll be glad you did .

Thank Michael S
Toots7472, General Manager at Danish Windmill Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you!

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