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Dunnings Spring Park

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Address: 203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101

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Beautiful spring and waterfall real close to town.

We needed a vacation for the mind and decided to take a look at the waterfall at Dunning Springs. You must visit this place and take in the sights. walk up ALL the steps and take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We needed a vacation for the mind and decided to take a look at the waterfall at Dunning Springs. You must visit this place and take in the sights. walk up ALL the steps and take a good look. Get to the top and look around where the water comes out of the cave where the spring is. This is... More 

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Eden Prairie
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice little hidden springs just outside of town! Very serene and peaceful. A must see if you're a nature lover. A bit of a stair climb to the top but the view is nice.

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Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

A local jem. Small gorgeous waterfall on the edge of Decorah, tucked away in a quaint nature park with a few picnic benches, short hiking trails, narrow creek to soak your feet, and all in all get away from stressors in life for an hour or two without having to travel far at all.

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des moines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nice little park with big waterfall for the Midwest. We walked here from the Hotel Winneshiek. Don't miss the trial to the south side of the pick nick area that leads you to a great view of Decorah. If we had a more time we would have gone farther, but we turned back after reaching the first overlook of the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Tricky little road to find, but worth the effort. Make sure you hike the surrounding woods. parking is easy.

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Mount Vernon, Iowa, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Beautiful natural spring just outside of town. Can climb and hike or have a picnic. Great for picture-taking.

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Camarillo, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

And on a sweltering day, that's enough to make me happy. There was a waterfall feeding the stream with ice cold water. Since it was so shallow and I had on Crocs, I had the bright idea to just walk into it. I thought my feet were gong to freeze and break off. The park was pretty and green, really... More 

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Ionia, Iowa, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Cool place, pretty quiet but it's very small. Not much parking, nice place for a family picnic.you can hike a trial that go's behind the falls it nice.

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Iowa City, IA
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229 reviews 229 reviews
61 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The waterfall very peaceful and romantic. A quiet refuge from city. Good view of fall trees and downtown Decorah

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Coralville, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Take the few minutes drive to see this lovely waterfall. It's a hidden little gem - feels like you're out in the wilderness but it's really right in town. So pretty, especially in fall.

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