Explore Historic Luther College near Our Hotel
From outdoor attractions like the Ice Cave State Preserve to museums like the Vesterheim and the Porter House, the Decorah area is at your fingertips when you book the comfortable accommodations
at the Country Inn & Suites. Test your skills at Oneota Golf & Country Club for an enjoyable afternoon on the links, or take the kids to the historic hotel that houses the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum. If you're in town for a graduation or just to visit your student, the campus of Luther College is well worth a visit, less than two miles away. For something unexpected and entertaining at the same time, make your way to the Seed Savers Exchange to learn about heirloom plant varieties or enjoy a wine tasting at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery. Make time to visit these local destinations:
- Porter House Museum (1.1 miles)
Step into the Victorian era as you peruse the collection of art and artifacts collected by 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)
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
- 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)
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
- Eagle's Nest (2.7 miles)
This famous eagle nest 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)
Dedicated to preserving heritage varieties of plants, this exchange is a fascinating stop on your tour of Decorah. 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)
An outdoor patio overlooking the nine-acre vineyard is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine after your tour of this historic farm.
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