Midwest Living Magazine called Decorah "One of the Midwest's Top 100 Small Town Getaways."  So enjoy the Decorah area--but be sure to leave enough time to enjoy all our other attractions:

National Geographic Adventure said canoeing, tubing and kayaking the Upper Iowa River is "One of the top 100 adventures in the United States." (Sounds like a theme here!)
Men's Journal Magazine said mountain biking in the Decorah area is "One of the 52 Great American Weekends." Enjoy more than 16 miles of off-road, single track trails.


The New York Times has profiled fishing in our area. North and South Bear Creek are the two most highly fished streams in the entire state--come find out why!
Have you worked up an appetite? Find out why so many of our visitors tell us "Wow! I had no idea you guys had so many great restaurants in the area!


After eating, explore Decorah's vibrant downtown with its charming boutiques and stores that are family run and service oriented.

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