Online Store

_________

Archived News

Archived News

Tivoli Fest 2014, May 24th & 25th Denmark on the Prairie …"Let the Festivities Begin - 2/26/14

Tivoli Fest, Elk Horn's annual festival celebrating their Danish heritage, is a fun and exciting time for Danes as well as visitors from around Iowa and the nation. This year the two day event's theme is Tivoli Fest 2014 Denmark on the Prairie …"Let the Festivities Begin". This 34th annual fest is packed with an assortment of activities sure to please visitors of all ages...

 

"Jul" Love It! Julefest in the Danish Villages - 2/26/14
The Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa begin their Christmas celebration with Julefest 2014 on November 28th and 29th. The important elements of a Danish Christmas good food, warm hospitality, flickering candles and other decorations will all be a part of this...

Tour De Tivoli Bike Ride - 2/19/14
The Danish Windmill, Elk Horn, Iowa will be hosting the 6th annual Tour de Tivoli Bike Ride on Sunday May 25th at Tivoli Fest. Registration will be at the Mill at 8am and the official start is at 9am. This year's Tivoli is a great one!..

2014 Tivoli Theme and Logo Announced
Denmark on the Prairie …“Let the Festivities Begin” is the 2014 Tivoli theme for the 34th Annual Danish celebration this May 24th and 25th in Elk Horn, Iowa...

Keep the Mill Turning
History has a way of circling back on itself. For example, if you hold on to those old clothes long enough, you just may see your grandkids paying good money for the same thing.......

Danish Windmill announces Donation
The Danish Windmill is excited to announce a donation from Marne Elk Horn Telephone Company in the amount of $2000. The Danish Windmill will celebrate its 35-year anniversary of the Mill’s journey.......

Music at the Mill
Enjoy an evening at the Danish Windmill grounds while listening to the sounds of soloist Loren Christensen....

Outdoor Summer Concert
Come to Elk Horn and kick off the summer at the Danish Windmill. The band Danger Kitty will perform Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m......

1975 Truck Driver
Thursday Jan 15th the Danish Inn had a visitor that inquired about the Windmill and waitress Joanne Greving asked well what do you know and he said he was the truck driver that brought all the 1848 Denmark.....

Danish WIndmill Awarded Grant
The Danish Windmill was awarded an $1800.00 Grant by the Shelby County Endowment Fund November 13th at the Shelby County.....

Julefest
November 28, 29, and 30, 2008 is the 30th anniversary of the Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton, Iowa’s Christmas celebration called.....

Viking Meet
The Danish Windmill is hosting the third annual Viking Meet south of the AmericInn hotel September 20th -21st. Stroll the camp, watch live.....

Book Signing at the Danish Windmill
Danish Immigrant author Stig Hansen, winner of the National "Best Books" 2007 Award for International cookbooks, is coming to Elk Horn.....

Summer Concert at the Danish Windmill Stage
The Danish Windmill will be featuring the band Danger Kitty on July 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. on the Danish Windmill Stage in Elk Horn. Danger Kitty is primarily an 80s and 90s rock band that throws...

Voyage Through The Villages
The Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton are gearing up with their Ports of Call for the Des Moines Register’s Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa. Officials have told the Villages to expect thousands of bikers coming through Monday morning, July 21st.......

Annual Welcome Center Training and Tour
Phyllis Hoegh from The Danish Windmill participated in the Iowa Tourism Office’s annual Welcome Center Training and Familiarization Tour April 21-23 in northeast Iowa. A group of 25 employees and volunteers from Iowa’s welcome centers......

Western Iowa Tourism
Just one hour East from Omaha, Nebraska, and one hour West of Des Moines, Iowa, sits the largest rural Danish settlement in North America, Elk Horn, Iowa. Come tour the only authentic Danish windmill.......

A Piece of Denmark Close to Home
You’ve been to Disney World, the Grand Canyon, and Mall of America. But have you visited the Danish Windmill in Elk Horn, Iowa? This village, typical of small-town America.......

Danish Windmill History
How did a sixty-foot high windmill from Denmark ever come to Elk Horn, Iowa? It all started with Harvey Sornson, an Elk Horn area farmer of Danish origin. Harvey had been fascinated since childhood by the stately old windmills that graced the countryside in Denmark. On a visit to his ancestral homeland in 1975, Harvey learned that many of the old mills were in a state of disrepair.......

Elk Horn History
Thousands of years ago, woolly mammoths wandered across the land that we now call Clay Township where Elk Horn is located. Jawbones and eight-inch long teeth have been found in the Indian Creek for us to know this was true. This period ended more than ten thousand......

Why a Windmill?
Elk Horn, Iowa, the center of the largest concentration of Danish people outside the mainland, wanted something to dedicate to the memory of the good pioneers that settled here and built this fine community. The development of this beautiful mill and millhouse......

Elk Horn, Iowa's Danish Windmill
The Danish Windmill has become one of the largest tourist attractions in Iowa and each year its popularity grows. Located just off Interstate 80 at Exit 54, Elk Horn, Iowa, it makes for a great stopping place. Standing tall as a tribute to the Danish immigrants that settled here in the late 1800’s, it is becoming very meaningful to Danish immigrants.......

Danish Windmill and VikingHjem
Thirty years ago the crazy dream of Harvey Sornson of reconstructing an 1848 Danish Windmill
in Elk Horn was in full swing. It took one year and 300 volunteers to rebuild and restore the now 158 year old mill back to life. The Danish Mill Corporation Board of Directors has recently taken on a project to further demonstrate its Danish heritage and entertain its many visitors. The construction of a VikingHjem (Viking home) on the windmill’s grounds.......

MEDIA

Danish Windmill and VikingHjem Commercial

Tivoli Fest Commercial

ADS

2009 Collectibles Ad

Omaha World Herald, Spring and Summer Happenings

Des Moines Register, Vacation Iowa

Introducing New and Improved Website

AmericInn Hotel Directory

Iowa Outdoors

Midwest Living's Best of the Midwest

2009 Western IA Visitor's Guide

Keep the Mill Turning Donation Link

Contact Info |

The Danish Windmill

P.O. Box 245, 4038 Main
Elk Horn, Iowa 51531
(712) 764-7472

info@danishwindmill.com
sales@danishwindmill.com