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Elverhoj Museum
Ranked #9 of 59 things to do in Solvang
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Housed in the former home of a Solvang family, this musuem is devoted solely to Danish culture and the Danish-American experience.
Reviewed 8 July 2013

This museum really gave us a great history lesson about the background of Solvang. The home itself is lovely and the kitchen is great!

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"residential area"
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"local history"
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"viking artifacts"
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"answered all of our questions"
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"hidden gem"
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"living history"
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"off the beaten path"
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"unique items"
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"a small gift shop"
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"front door"
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"tucked away"
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"all ages"
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"worth a visit"
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"farmhouse"
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Simply presented, but nicely displayed Danish cultural items and Solvang history. If you are lucky, you might catch a demo by a bobbin lacemaker - that was fascinating to me. Others might prefer the model Viking ship or Solvang diorama.

Thank Cindy S
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

The museum seems new. There are numerous rooms well done with artifacts. The back room with the diorama is really great. The docent was a sweet lady, dressed in period clothing, but I wish she had not told me the Vikings were in tribes. Only a short walk from town, but easy free parking, so you might as well drive.

Thank Erik C
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

Until we visited here my husband was not aware I had some Finnish blood coursing through my veins! A lot of good history and museum quality pieces to be seen here. Loved the painted cupboards in the kitchen.

Thank barbararob
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

A must-see stop in Solvang for intelligent visitors, the Elverhoj (elves on a hill) Museum chronicles the past of the Viking village and features ever-changing exhibits of current art as well. Helmed by lifetime local Esther Jacobsen Bates, the charm and warmth of this small cultural gem will change Solvang skeptics into true believers. Kids love it too. Voluntary donation, well worth it.

Thank valleynotebook
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