Elk Horn, Iowa: Only Working Danish Windmill In America

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4038 Main St., Elk Horn, IA
South side of town, west side of Hwy 173. Difficult to miss.
M-Sa, closed Su. Close at 5 pm on weekdays. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Fee to tour windmill.
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Only Working Danish Windmill In America

1848 windmill shipped from Denmark for the US Bicentennial, assembled by volunteers into working condition. More evidence that Danes rule in at least part of the American heartland.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/21/2008]

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Only Working Danish Windmill In America

Disappointed. The blades have been taken down!

[CP, 08/25/2017]

Photo op at the windmill.

Only Working Danish Windmill In America

Tivoli Fest is the Danish Villages' annual celebration, held on Memorial Day weekend. There is a parade, music and vendors. Visitors enjoy Danish foods such as smorrebrod, aebleskiver and medisterpolse, and tour the Danish Windmill, Bedstemor's Hus, and The Museum of Danish America.

The town also conducts an annual Thanksgiving weekend festival and Christmas festival.

[Keegan, 05/29/2015]


Danish Windmill - Mini-Companion

There's a small windmill model just north of the Largest Working Danish Windmill in North America.

[Cameron Moreland, 08/02/2010]

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