There Are Giant Mermaids Hiding At Kimballton's Statue Garden In Iowa Just Like Something Out Of A Storybook
By Raymond Goldfield|Published March 22, 2022
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
Kimballton, Iowa might have less than three hundred people, but the tiny Audubon County town has a rich cultural history. Part of the Danish community in Iowa and only three miles from world-famous Elk Horn, this rustic town brings in tourists to visit one of Iowa’s best-kept secrets – a celebration of the creations of Denmark’s most famous author.
Have you paid a visit to the Little Mermaid Statue Garden in Kimballton? Let us know your favorite Hans Christian Andersen tale, and if you know any other storybook secrets hiding in Iowa, let us know in the comments! Kimballton is always greeting visitors, so make sure to visit the town’s Facebook page to learn all about this little slice of Denmark in Iowa.
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