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Dunnings Spring Park

203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Decorah
Type: Waterfalls
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Marion, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On our trip to the Decorah area, we found the Dunnings Spring Park. The smallish signs make it a bit of a challenge and the narrow road up to the parking area is not made for SUV and another vehicle. But once there, it was a delightfully cool oasis (elsewhere in the city it was upper 80's, here close to... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We went here for an hour or two. We hiked up the stairs to the viewing area and then hiked back down to put our feet in the springs. The water is cold so you can't stay in for long. You only need an hour or two here but it's a great place for a picnic. The waterfall is beautiful... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Great attraction for people of all ages. There is a lookout but requires mobility. Short hike up stairs to the start of the spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This place is beautiful our family had a blast taking pics by the waterfall and playing in the water ;)

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Beautiful waterfall and steps to climb to top of waterfall. Some hiking trails were steep but the views were awesome!

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great in the hot summer - I always take my out of town guests here to cool off. Very close to anywhere in town. Take your camera

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Decorah, Iowa
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34 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a lovely park to hike in, have a picnic or have a wedding ceremony. The spring comes out of the rocks at the top of the hill and below the waterfall it is fun to wade in the icy water, especially on a hot summer day. You can hike up to an overlook above the falls. Obviously there... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Went for a day road trip to Decorah. Thanks to other TripAdvisor reviews I learned of this lovely little park. We rented bicycles from Decorah Bicycle store and there is an eleven mile loop that you can ride the bikes around the city and country side. Sorry not that much of bike rider. So we took the short cut to... More

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Waterloo, Iowa
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3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our family has been visiting this park for years and make sure we stop whenever in Decorah. My children and grandchildren have enjoyed climbing on the rocks, crossing the stream and just relaxing, listening to the rush of water coming down the hillside. The parking/turning around to leave is horrible so do not try to enter with a large vehicle.

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Courtland, KS
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I didn't know my toddlers would like it so much, but the waterfall is larger than I expected. They loved that they could climb stairs to the top and look down on the falls, however not as much as throwing pebbles into the creek when they were at the bottom. Free. No restrooms.

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