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Museum of Danish America, Elk Horn

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(Formerly known as The Danish Immigrant Museum.) The Museum of Danish America is the only national museum dedicated to preserving and promoting Danish culture in America. The museum cares for a collection of over 35,000 artifacts, photographs, and archival materials that document the experience of Danish immigrants and their descendants, and the ongoing expression of Danish-American cultural identity. Since 1994 the museum has welcomed visitors to its facility in Elk Horn, Iowa, while also engaging in an active national outreach effort that brings the museum to communities from Washington, DC, to Los Angeles, California.

The Museum of Danish America includes the main museum, the 30-acre Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park, a Genealogy Center on Main Street, the Jens Dixen homesteader's cabin, and Bedstemor's House - a historic house museum in Elk Horn.
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  • Neat looking Building on Nice Grounds . Very Informative Museum laying out the Journey and Culture of the Danish Peoples . Check out your Danish Roots . Lots of cool danish crafts on display . Usually...  more »
  • We were staying in a hotel in Walnut and decided to look for something to do when we came across the museum. The building is adorable and the park outside was awesome. It was neat to see the old dolls...  more »
  • I visited the Danish museum and paid 5 $. They helped to track my relatives in the USA. The grandfather of my grandmother emigrated to Boston before the Civil War leaving an illegitimate son in Denmar...  more »
  • Always fun and enlightening to find small town life that is proud of its heritage. The whole town does a great job.
  • This museum provides a fascinating look into a piece of American heritage, and its ties to Denmark. I've been here 3 times and there are new exhibits and new things to see every time I go.
  • So neat to visit. Very informative and awesome building and park
  • Loads of information and gorgeous facility. Walls are lined with facts, history, and culture. It seems silly to say this but i wish I could have had a guided tour, considering all of the information is right in front of me.
  • This museum is a jewel in middle America. The artifacts brought from Denmark, shown on the lower level, are magnificent! Our visit brought us closer to our family's ancestor immigrants. It was exciting to see our family listed on the "Wall of Honor". Thank you for preserving Danish culture. PS. I enjoy watching your YouTube videos of making Christmas cookies.