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02/06/2013 09:05 am ET | Updated Mar 06, 2013

Solvang, California: Inside A Danish Town In Southern California (VIDEO)

Located in California's Santa Ynez Valley, tiny Solvang was first established in the early 20th century by a group of Danes looking to establish a Danish colony.

To this day, the town has a rich Danish heritage; a copy of Copenhagen's famous "Little Mermaid" statue sits near the center of town. In recent years, Solvang has also gained popularity as a wine destination, thanks in part to it serving as a backdrop to the 2004 film "Sideways."

Check out a tour of the town -- with its year-round Christmas stores, windmills and numerous Hans Christen Andersen artifacts -- above.

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