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Dunnings Spring Park

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Address: 203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101
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Decorah Waterfall

The Dunnings Spring Park is a little gem just outside of town. Very accessible for visitors - be careful not to slip on the stairs if they are damp.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Dunnings Spring Park is a little gem just outside of town. Very accessible for visitors - be careful not to slip on the stairs if they are damp.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

WE were directed to this little hidden stop by the staff at the Restauration Restaurant. The falls themselves are fairly small but very pretty and picturesque. There are picnic tables nearby as well as a firepit. For me the best part was the trails in the general area. Well maintained and interesting.

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Brooklyn, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

You have to really look for this attraction. Not well marked at all. Once we found it we really enjoyed climbing the steps to the upper level and enjoyed the view. Don't miss this attraction if you make it to Decorah.

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Burkburnett, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We were told by the local visitor center staff that this was one of the places we had to see during our day in Decorah. The cool (cold) water flowing down the 200 foot waterfall was worth the drive on what appeared to be one lane road to get there. There is a wooden stairway which takes you to the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a beautiful spot -- very peaceful and calming. It is a great location to take pictures. We did not climb the stairs but will do that next time.

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Menomonie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped in Decorah on a trip to Southeastern MN. This is a great park & would spend more time on another trip. The water was crystal clear and nice and cold on a hot day. Beautiful spot.

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We like to hike up the stairs to the top. It's a lovely view and always a little cooler because of the cave and the icy cold water coming out of the hill. The water is crystal clear and refreshing on a hot day. A good place to visit, for sure!

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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

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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