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Dunnings Spring Park

Address: 203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Decorah
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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des moines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 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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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
56 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Des Moines, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Decorah is a small town, but this place was hard to find, even with helpful directions from a local citizen. The key is to look for the small Dunning Springs sign on the left side of the road as you are headed south. Once we arrived, it was underwhelming. It's a nice 15 minute visit. Go early in the morning... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Dunning's Spring Park is simply one of the most beautiful places I have been. Bring your camera! You are nearly guaranteed a beautiful photo! The park is quiet, peaceful, shady and cool. The springs gush out from the rocky hill and dance and splash down the steep rocks to create a rushing narrow stream to throw cool air over you... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are in Decorah, IA for an hour or more I STRONGLY encourage you to take 15 minutes, more if you have the time, and make a journey to this hidden gem. It's natural formations of limestone, the crystal clear water cascading over well worn rocks to create a beautiful waterfall, the well chilled stream it flows in to,... More 

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