Explore Decorah

Something to see, no matter what the season

Whether you’re in town for a family getaway, a romantic weekend or business meeting, the inquisitive traveler will discover many natural, cultural and historical treasures in Decorah and the surrounding areas. The town of Decorah proper is surrounded by beautiful parks, including an ice cave and waterfall. The Upper Iowa River meanders through town beneath high bluffs on its way to the Mississippi River, offering an ideal environment for viewing wildlife.

From museums that celebrate Nordic or Czech cultures to a globally-acclaimed seed and plant biodiversity headquarters, from shopping boutiques to art galleries, you will find plenty to explore here.