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Decorah overview

Decorah is a friendly locale distinct for its countryside and festivals, and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You'll enjoy the ample beer and chocolate options, along with outdoor areas for horseback riding and hiking. Nature lovers will find plenty of places to explore such as Niagara Cave and Root River. Be sure stop by Porter House Museum and Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum while you're here. Whatever you're into, Decorah has something for you.

Where to stay in Decorah

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Decorah has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Decorah with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Decorah hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Decorah hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Decorah

Fly in to Waterloo, IA (ALO-Waterloo Regional), 60.5 mi (97.4 km) from downtown Decorah.

What to see around Decorah

Festivals and museums stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Porter House Museum
  • • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
  • • Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm
  • • Locust School
  • • Bily Clocks Museum
Its countryside and hiking trails are well known, and favorite spots for nature lovers include:
  • • Dunnings Spring Park
  • • Ice Cave Hill Park
  • • Niagara Cave
  • • Lions Park
  • • Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Some highlights of the area include:
  • • Upper Iowa Speedway
  • • Luther College
  • • Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail
  • • St Wenceslaus Catholic Church
  • • Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum

When to visit Decorah

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 54°F day, 8°F night
  • April-June: 84°F day, 31°F night
  • July-September: 84°F day, 44°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 10°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 3.78 inches
  • April-June: 12.95 inches
  • July-September: 12.32 inches
  • October-December: 5.71 inches