Stay near the Top Things to Do in Decorah
Whether you’re a history buff or an outdoors enthusiast, the Country Inn & Suites puts you close to all that Decorah has to offer, from the Porter House Museum to Ice Cave State Preserve. After you wake up in one of our comfortable hotel rooms or suites
, enjoy a leisurely day on the course at Oneota Golf & Country Club. Historic Luther College is just two miles away, and the Vesterheim is even closer, offering a fascinating glimpse into the area’s Norwegian heritage. For something unexpected and entertaining at the same time, make your way to the Seed Savers Exchange to learn about heirloom plant varieties. Museums
- Porter House Museum (1.1 miles)
Step into the Victorian era as you peruse the art and artifacts collected by Adelbert Field Porter and Grace Young Porter.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-8465
- Vesterheim (1.1 miles)
Featuring more than 30,000 artifacts and an impressive library, this museum preserves the history of the Norwegian-Americans who settled the Decorah area.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-9681
- The Bily Clocks Museum (11.7 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
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Park & Museum (13 miles)
The historic Masters Hotel was once home to Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family. Listen as knowledgeable tour guides share insights about the time the Ingalls family spent here.
Phone: +1 (563) 735-5916
- Trout Run Trail (walking distance)
Taking its name from the Decorah Trout Hatchery, this 11-mile loop offers an easy escape into nature just outside the hotel’s front door.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-2023
- Ice Cave State Preserve (2.4 miles)
Spelunkers of all skill levels should not miss a visit to the Ice Cave State Preserve, which features one of the largest limestone caverns in the Midwest containing an ice formation.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-4158
- Oneota Golf & Country Club (4.3 miles)
Located next to the Upper Iowa River, the Oneota Golf & Country Club offers scenic views and challenging greens.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-4407
- Luther College (2 miles)
Beautifully designed by a colleague of Frank Lloyd Wright—Jens Jensen—this college campus is a can't-miss destination during your visit to the Decorah area.
Phone: +1 (800) 458-8437
- Northeast Iowa Community College (10.4 miles)
This two-year institution enrolls more than 5,000 students and is home to a variety of festivals and speaking events throughout the year.
Phone: +1 (563) 562-3263
- 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
- Eagle's Nest (2.7 miles)
Accessible along the Trout Run Trail, this famous eagle nest has its own streaming Webcam feed.
- Seed Savers Exchange (6.8 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 at this attraction.
Phone: +1 (563) 382-5990
- Winneshiek Wildberry Winery (11.2 miles)
Take a tour of the nine-acre farm and then enjoy a glass of locally produced wine on the outdoor patio at this winery.
Phone: +1 (563) 735-5809
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