Most People Don’t Know Iowa Has Its Own Danish Village and It’s Picture Perfect
The towns of Elk Horn and Kimballton are overflowing with Danish pride, celebrations, food, and culture. Half of each town’s population is of Danish descent, so keeping family traditions alive is important.
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While in our Iowa Danish villages, be sure to stop by The Museum of Danish America, located at 2212 Washington Street in Elk Horn. They are open between 9am and 5pm Monday through Friday, Saturday 10am until 5pm, and Sunday between noon and 5pm. While you are there, you’ll get an overview of Danish-American culture, Danish immigration, and hear many important Danish-American stories.
Will Iowa’s picture-perfect version of Danish culture tempt you to visit? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Rachel lives in eastern Iowa. She was born in Wisconsin, but only lived there for a few weeks before her parents realized how much better Iowa was and moved. She believes in serial commas, kindness, and good food.
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