Tour the Beautiful Campus of Luther College
Whether you’re in the area for business meetings or sightseeing, make the comfortable accommodations
at the Country Inn home while visiting area’s top attractions. Literature buffs won’t want to miss visiting the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum, a historic hotel where the pioneer lived with her family. For some outdoor recreation, book a tee time at the Oneota Golf & Country Club or explore the underground passages at the Ice Cave State Preserve. Luther College is a short drive from the hotel, which makes this an ideal place to stay while touring the campus or visiting current students. At the Seed Savers Exchange, you can learn more about the efforts to preserve the country’s heritage seeds and wander the stunning gardens. Add these local attractions to your travel plan:
- Porter House Museum (1.1 miles)
The Porter House Museum showcases art, nature and history artifacts from the Victorian era belonging to Adelbert Field Porter and Grace Young Porter.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-8465
- Vesterheim Museum (1.1 miles)
This museum preserves the history of the Norwegian-Americans who settled the area. The collection includes more than 30,000 artifacts and an impressive library.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-9681
- Luther College (1.5 miles)
With a campus designed by Jens Jensen, a colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright, Luther College is a must-see during your time in Decorah.
Phone: +1 (800) 458-8437
- De Novo Barn (2.1 miles)
The De Novo Barn is a stunning Amish barn that sits on a picturesque 200 acres. It is an ideal location for weddings and other events.
Phone: +1 (563) 419-8902
- Ice Cave State Preserve (2.5 miles)
The Ice Cave State Preserve features one of the largest limestone caverns in the Midwest containing an ice formation.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-4158
- Eagle's Nest (2.7 miles)
This famous eagle nest that has its own streaming Web cam feed.
- Oneota Golf & Country Club (4.4 miles)
Located next to the Upper Iowa River, the Oneota Golf & Country Club offers scenic views and challenging greens.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-4407
- Seed Savers Exchange (6.5 miles)
Stop by the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center for an introduction to the history and process of seed saving before wandering the beautiful display gardens.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-5990
- Bily Clocks Museum (11 miles)
At the Bily Clocks Museum, you can view intricate clocks that were hand-carved by brothers Frank and Joseph Bily.
Phone: +1 (563) 562-3569
- Winneshiek Wildberry Winery (11 miles)
Meander the nine-acre vineyard at this historic farm and then stop by the tasting to get a glass of wine to enjoy on the outdoor patio.
Phone: +1 (563) 735-5809
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum (13 miles)
This historic hotel was once home to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. During your visit, you can take a tour where knowledgeable guides will share insight about the time the Ingalls family spent here.
Phone: +1 (563) 735-5916