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Swedesburg, Iowa: Swedesburg Museum, Dala Horse

Features an impressively large outdoor sculpture of a Dala horse from Sweden.

Swedesburg Museum

199 James Ave., Swedesburg, IA
Dala Horse next to museum, James Ave and Park St. Straw goat at SW corner of US 218 and 140th St. 41.104990, -91.542809
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Swedesburg Museum, Dala Horse

The museum the horse resides by has exhibits covering the history of Swedish settlers in southeast Iowa, along with a nice assortment of gift items. Plus, you can find out the significance of both the Dala Horse and nearby straw goat. The museum itself is in a building on The National Historic Register.

[Deanna B, 08/05/2023]

Dala Horse.

Swedesburg Museum

Yeah, the goat appears to be long gone. But there's a giant Swedish horse around the corner, so it's not a total waste of a trip, even if you're there on a Sunday/Wednesday when the museum is closed.

[Micky, 10/15/2014]

The goat is at a nearby location, at the entrance to town off the highway.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Swedish Straw GoatSwedish Straw Goat, Swedesburg, IA - < 1 mi.
Kylie the GorillaKylie the Gorilla, Olds, IA - 2 mi.
Statue Of LibertyStatue Of Liberty, Mount Pleasant, IA - 10 mi.
In the region:
The Sitting Man, Iowa City, IA - 39 mi.

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