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Danish Windmill

4038 Main Street

    The Danish Windmill has become one of the largest tourist attractions in Iowa and each year its popularity grows.  You can take a guided tour of the windmill which starts with a 15 minute video. Climb to the top and see the shuttered sails, grinding stones, and gearing made of wood and iron cogs. See how it all works together to grind wheat and rye flours with wind as they did over 150 years ago. Visit the new VikingHjem depicting the life of a Viking Smithy in 900 A.D. Open daily. Located just off Interstate 80 at Exit 54, Elk Horn, Iowa, it makes for a great stopping place.  No Passport Required!


Kent Peters

Sunday, April 8, 2018
This is a neat place to visit, especially if you have Danish heritage. The windmill is well kept, and the gift store has some very unusual items-- a great place to come Christmas shopping if you want to find something unusual and Scandinavian-cool that you will be remembered for.

Ken Nielson

Thursday, April 5, 2018
A nice place to visit. A small community Danish descendents who are proud of their heritage, friendly, and willing to share stories about what life is like in Elk Horn . We spent a few hours and enjoyed every minute.

Anthony Fuller

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Shop was closed when we got here but had to stop for some photos. Great windmill a must see if in the area.

Nicola Dal Martello

Monday, Dec. 18, 2017
Visit Denmark without a passport! Cool place located 20mins north of I-80. Worth a stop if you passing by. Elk Horn is also a very quaint place worth having a walk in. I loved its Danish style & the mill too. Tiny museum and shop located nearby. Parking spots available on location. Have fun!

Ingrid Merrell

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Tucked away in the hills of Elk Horn, Iowa is a piece of heritage. Not a stuffed or still things that is only to be admirred for the life it had, but a living legacy to resourcefulness and inovation. Not only can you take in it stunning color on the outside, but you are invited to glimpse its inner workings. Come in and shop its many authentic Danish items and even take home a bag of stone ground flour. It is well worth the trip.

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