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Danish Mill Day is Sunday, June 20 | Open 12 pm-4 pm | Free Tours All Day!

Dansk Mølledag (Danish Mill Day) is an annual recurring event, where more than 100 old water and wind mills throughout Denmark open their doors to the public to show their work on preserving, and communicating, a 1000-year-old cultural heritage.   On the mill day, there is an opportunity to get inside a mill and see how a mill is built and how it works. We invite you to join in the celebration this Sunday by visiting the only authentic Danish windmill in the US, built in Nørre Snede, Denmark in 1848 and now located in Elk Horn, Iowa.   Plan your visit here!

The Danish Windmill is located between Des Moines, IA and Omaha, NE just six miles north of Exit 54 on I-80.

The authentic 70’ Danish Windmill was originally built in Nørre Snede, Denmark in 1848 and is one of Iowa’s top tourism attractions. In the mid-1970’s the Mill was brought to Elk Horn, rebuilt and restored to working condition by the community in honor of their Danish ancestor farmers.

The complex also features a 900 AD replica of Viking smithy’s home and workshop, a tiny chapel, an interpretive path and Danish import museum store. Elk Horn is a walk-able community with interesting shops and eateries to explore.

The Windmill is an official Iowa Welcome Center with trained travel counselors who can help with trip planning, things to do, places to go and more. The Mill is open daily. To find out more visit or contact the Danish Windmill at 712.764.7472.

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