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2024 Host Site: Stanton

Welcome to Stanton

Located in southwest Iowa, an hour from Omaha, Stanton is committed to welcoming friends – both new and old! The coffee’s always on and a friend is always ready to have a warm conversation in this charming community. Visit Viking Lake and other local parks, expand your knowledge at the Swedish Heritage and Cultural Center and enjoy strolling in the quaint downtown.

Immersive Tours




Farming has been a tradition for generations in the Barkman family. In 2020, Darren and Brian Barkman founded TrueFood, a hydroponic farming company dedicated to providing clean, tasty produce. Darren, an experienced hydroponic farmer, manages their advanced greenhouse in Stanton, Iowa, using natural practices like ladybugs for pest control. TrueFood supplies to local grocery stores, restaurants, schools, hospital and farmers markets. They plan to expand opening more greenhouses across the United States, while still maintaining a commitment to local communities.

Technology &

Dreyer Brothers Drones

Dreyer Brothers Drones pioneers advanced drone technology solutions for diverse industries. Founded by brothers, the company delivers high-performance drones for aerial photography, videography, surveying, mapping and inspection. With a focus on innovation and reliability, they offer tailored services and top-quality products to meet the unique needs of clients across various sectors.

Fruits of the 


Whitetail Valley 

Whitetail Valley, a family farm in Stanton, Iowa, offers a variety of activities and products including fruit wines made from their own apples using traditional Swiss methods. A new winery building is currently under construction to enhance their wine production and visitor experience. The farm features an orchard with over 60 varieties of fruit trees grown sustainably and Grampaw's Punkin Patch, which sells pumpkins, melons, squash and gourds. Visitors are welcome by appointment to enjoy the farm's offerings and scenic beauty.

Fika &


Swedish Museum | Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center

Discover Swedish heritage in Iowa and the Midwest at the Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center in Stanton, Iowa. Immerse yourself in captivating museum exhibits, engaging tours, educational programs and lively events all dedicated to preserving and showcasing Swedish traditions and customs. Founded by a Swedish preacher in 1870, Stanton itself began as a Swedish settlement. Explore the center to discover how this community grew and thrived in Iowa, and don't miss the chance to see the world's biggest coffee pot and cup and saucer while you're there! Welcome to Stanton! Välkommen!

Shop, Eat, Play, Stay


Stanton Inn Motel
620 Halland Ave



A&L Supply 
404 Broad Ave

The Hair Company
312 Broad St.

Whitetail Valley Farm
2744 230th St.



Anderson Park
210 Halland Ave

Alamosa Park
122 Halland Ave.

Stanton Greenbelt Trail
Anderson Park to Halland Ave.

Viking Lake State Park
2780 Viking Lake Road

The “OLY” Event Center
227 Thorn St.

Swedish Heritage & Cultural Center
410 Hilltop Ave.

Viking Center
501 Elliot St.



Gibbs Chophouse
317 Broad Ave.

Fika Coffee + Bake Shoppe
313 Broad Ave.

White City Inn Bar
320 Broad Ave


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