The Largest Ethnic Heritage Museum In The U.S. Is Here In Iowa And It’s An Unforgettable Adventure

Did you know Iowa has a long and rich tradition of Norwegian immigration? These historic residents have a legacy dating back hundreds of years, and they pay tribute to it at Vesterheim. This Decorah complex is the largest ethnic heritage museum in the United States, and it’s the most unique museum in Iowa. A massive four-story building features art, recreations, and historic artifacts from the immigrant families who settled in Iowa and from the culture of the old country. But the museum is so much more than that – it also features preserved historic buildings in the nearby Heritage Park exhibition. And several times a year, Vesterheim comes alive with memorable festivals filled with music, food, and adventure. So open the doors to Vesterheim and travel back in time to explore Iowa’s Norwegian heritage for an unforgettable adventure.

Have you visited Vesterheim in Decorah? Let us know about your trip to this unique museum in Iowa in the comments section. If you’re planning a visit, check out the museum’s website and Facebook page for all the details on their latest exhibitions. For another look into Iowa’s immigrant roots, why not visit the German food capital of Iowa?

Address: Vesterheim The National Norwegian-American Museum & Folk Art School, 520 W Water St, Decorah, IA 52101, USA

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