Museum of Danish America

2212 Washington St.
Elk Horn, IA 51531- Map It
(712) 764-7001

AAA Editor Notes

Museum of Danish America is at 2212 Washington St. Three levels of exhibits with a collection of nearly 40,000 artifacts and photographs housed in a museum and in a curatorial center with a green roof planted with native grasses and flowers depict Danish life throughout America. Notable is a piano donated by Victor Borge. A LEGO play area is available for children. The roof can be explored via a walkway and informational signage. An 1890s homesteader's cabin is on the grounds. Jens Jensen Prairie Landscape Park, a 30-acre prairie restoration, offers a .6-mile paved pedestrian path and Danish-designed outdoor fitness equipment. The path leads to Bedstemor's House, a restored 1908 Danish immigrant home. A genealogy center is located around the corner less than a mile away at 4210 Main St. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
$5; $2 (ages 8-17). Research and translation service is available for a fee.
Hours: Museum Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, Sun. noon-5. Genealogy center Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 10-5, May-Oct.; Tues.-Fri. 9-5, rest of year. Bedstemor's House open daily 1-4, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.