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Dunnings Spring Park

203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Decorah
Type: Waterfalls
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Decorah, Iowa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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8 attraction reviews
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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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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have visited this scenic place many times and it always makes it back on our list to do again. I love that such a beautiful natural spring like this exists in such a hidden gem of a city!

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem. One of the many great nature spots to soak up some fresh air but definitely one of the most beautiful. A rush of cool spring water emerges from rock and flows in a nice cool stream.

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a favorite spot on a hot day. My kids would always have a contest to see who could keep their feet in the longest--tough contest to win!

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'm a local, and this spot is always worth a stop for a short hike and to enjoy the sound of the falls. You can walk from downtown, or drive a find parking near the access road or take the road up to the spring itself where there is a small parking area. Bring a picnic or just sit by... More

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The small park is well worth a visit. It is located just off Ice Cave Road. The highlight is an attractive waterfall pouring out of the bluff.

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