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Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn

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The Museum of Danish America (formerly the Danish Immigrant Museum) is a national museum located in Elk Horn, Iowa. Its mission is to "celebrate Danish roots and American dreams."
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  • My mom is danish and my wife and I went with my brother and his wife. It was a great experience. Many items which brought back wonderful memories. The host was very helpful.  more »
  • Interactive activities for young kids. Beautiful landscaping. Interesting historical materials. Be sure to visit all 3 floors.  more »
  • The museum is located about 7 miles north of Interstate 80 off of exit 54. It has free parking. There is a small admission charge (I paid $5). There is a good supply of information about Danes moving....  more »
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  • Fun unplanned stop while driving from Des Moines to Omaha. Exhibits are small but interesting. Saw a sign that said you can make an appointment with someone to help you learn about your Danish genealogy. Young kids probably won't be interested in much besides the Lego area.
  • This was such a cool museum, and an unexpected pocket of joy on our trip. The workers were very kind and the display on Nordic cuisine was awesome.
  • Loved seeing the history and learning about my hubbys heritage. Even found a family member on the nameplates on the wall.
  • Beautiful setting, very informative on history of Danes immigrating to America. Knowledgeable staff and wonderful gift shop.
  • They have a great collection of authentic Danish artifacts, information about the Danish history and new exhibits. The grounds are beautifully kept and the gift shop have great items to choose from.

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