Dakota City’s Museum, located inside of Ahlberg Hall, houses an extensive assortment of agriculture machinery and early pioneer memorabilia, depicting social and rural history, with an emphasis on agriculture. The building itself was constructed of pre-cast concrete beginning in 1979. The outside construction was finished in 1980 and opened for display in 1982. The Dakota County Fair offices, the Dakota City office, a meeting room and climate controlled archive and artifact rooms are also located in Ahlberg Hall.
The museum has over 10,000 artifacts.