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Dunnings Spring Park

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Address: 203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101

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Nice cool location

On a hot summer day the cool spring fed waters and the shady areas offer a really nice cool spot to relax a bit to nature just outside of town. The cool water created a small cool... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

On a hot summer day the cool spring fed waters and the shady areas offer a really nice cool spot to relax a bit to nature just outside of town. The cool water created a small cool breeze the day we visited, we've only been the once so I don't know how the flow compares to normal but there was... More 

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Independence, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a nice place to go to enjoy nature and quiet times. It is very tranquil and a great place to take photos.

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marietta GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

free park right in town, waterfall is very scenic and you can walk along a boardwalk to see where the spring comes from a cave in the limestone cliff. very quiet and peacefull easily acessible only downside is a very small parking lot

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Jonesburg, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I have been to Decorah several times and this is the first time I made it to Dunning Springs. The signs were hard to see behind the tree foliage, but when we found the road, it was not far to the waterfall. The rain in the area the previous week added to the flow of the water. It was cool... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Dunning Springs are one of the most beautiful spots is Iowa. Cascading water falls that cover maybe 200 feet are nothing short of amazing. The first thing to do on your visit here is just to find the springs. When driving on Quarry/Ice Cave Road ( one becomes the other ) keep your eyes peeled for a small brown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place is a "can't miss" if you're in the Decorah area. Regardless of if you are a nature lover, or just like exploring, Dunnings Spring showcases the uniqueness of the topography of Decorah. It is a cold spring that feeds directly out of the bluff, and is cool year round. A beautiful location, and a great place to visit.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It had rained 4 inches in an hour shortly before we arrived, so the falls were muddy, but VERY forceful. We just sat for awhile and enjoyed the view.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Even if you don't have much time, drive to see it and you can see it from your car. We saw it on our way out of town when it was raining. Our pictures look like we hiked in but we were sitting in our car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We LOVED our visit to Dunnings Sprin Park in Decorah! We brought along a nice picnic lunch and sat on a clean picnic table right near the falls. Kids were wading in the very cold spring water and having a great time! There are hiking trails up both sides of the falls, one leads to an overlook so you can... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It's well worth stopping here to have a look at the falls and the spring that empties out of a small cave. It's an absolutely beautiful spot. The waterfall is sourced from a spring that comes out of the Galena group and empties into the Upper Iowa River. The parking lot is small--I would plan on going on a weekday... More 

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Address: 203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah

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