Museum of Danish America

2212 Washington Street, Elk Horn, IA 51531 - United States





Celebrating Danish roots and American dreams! Discover the story of Danish immigration from the mid-19th century to the present and explore the continuing relationship between Denmark and the United States with three levels of exhibits, a LEGO play area, and a Design Store featuring contemporary Scandinavian design.


Danish Roots, American Dreams
Explore stories, artifacts, immigrant voices, maps, and faces of Danish Americans from all corners of the U.S.

Celebrating My Heritage
See a collection of paintings by artist Roger Nielsen, which explores Danish-American identity and heritage.

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