Town of Elk Horn

Town of Elk Horn

Where is Elk Horn, Iowa?

4038 Main Street, Elk Horn, Iowa 51531 | Google Maps

Experience our Danish Heritage and Hospitality

The Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton are not only a great place to visit…they’re a great place to live, raise a family or retire, work or operate a business.

Download our town brochure and follow these links to learn more about our local economy, schools, places of worship, recreational opportunities, the arts, medical care, business opportunities and employment.

Community Information

Danish Villages of Elk Horn and Kimballton |

Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and Industry |

Audubon County Economic Development |

Economic Impact of Travel

Harvey Sornsen’s crazy idea to bring a Danish Windmill to Elk Horn as a tourist attraction has been a great success. Since 1976, the Danish Windmill has received Iowa Tourism Attraction of the Year three times–in 1990, 2008 and 2014. The Museum of Danish America (formerly known as the Danish Immigrant Museum) received the same honor in 1994.

Tourism works for Iowa…and the Danish Villages.  It generates jobs in our communities, brings new spending and associated tax revenue to Iowa.  It supports community “quality of life” assets enjoyed by both residents and visitors and helps portray Iowa as a good place to live, work and do business.

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