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Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm

3094 North Winn Road, Decorah, IA 52101
(563) 382-5990
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Ranked #5 of 17 Attractions in Decorah
Type: Farms
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Muncie, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

And frankly, that should be anyone who eats. Just a few miles outside of charming Decorah, IA, Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization that is focused on preserving and disseminating heirloom varieties of plants--fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, etc. Seed-saving as an activity was commonplace many years ago; however, it seems to be a lost skill. Visiting Seed Savers is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stopped by the amazing farm after reading about them in a local article. The grounds are spectacular! There were a lot of trails and so green and lush. We spent a lot of time walking and never got tired of the scenery! The shop has an amazing amount of seeds available for purchase and the staff was very helpful.... More

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Hull, Ia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My husband being a gardener, we wanted to make sure we took in the Seed Savers Exchange on our trip to Decorah. It was June and end of season. They had plenty of plants available for purchase. And they were half price. We took home a couple of heirloom plants and are enjoying watching their progress in our garden. We... More

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped by on a rainy cool day but warmly greeted by all the many workers...planting spring seedlings, cleaning up the garden area for the summer growing season. would like to go back when they have events...looks like a lot of family fun! "Cool cows! "

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Really enjoyed visiting here on a great spring day. I picked up some plants and seeds that are unique. We also strolled along one of the trails. There happened to be a speaker the day of our visit so we enjoyed listening to him as well.

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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155 reviews 155 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

SeedSavers is a smallish garden center with LOTS of seeds, some small plants and small trees for sale. My husband shops here every spring & this was my first visit. There are gardening tools, books, accessories (baskets, markers, gloves, etc.). We took a walk along the river after shopping. They are working with Iowa DNR to naturalize the river after... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were going to Iowa to visit family so I managed to get this stop added to the trip. This is a farm just north of Decorah and because it was still winter we could not do anything outside. The real stars of the gift shop were the couple of hundred seed packages, which were all 25% off. They have... More

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Decorah, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Just a few miles outside of Decorah is a farm where they grow and save heritage seeds and apples. There is a lovely gift shop where you can buy these seeds and other garden related paraphernalia and books, unique stationary and cards. You can stroll the gardens and orchards and admire the vegetables. Throughout the year there are special events... More

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Zumbrota, Minnesota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We didn't know what to expect here. The old barn remodeling was very interesting. You must take the short 1/2 hr tour. Lori our tour guide was very knowledgeable and outgoing. We could've followed her around the grounds more listening to her. The number of different plants is amazing. The history of the whole thing is quite interesting. We went... More

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We arrived just as they were opening and we were greeted by Lori. She was very friendly and helpful and answered any questions we had. Loved looking at the variety of seeds they have, really nice store. Wandered around into the barn and in the gardens - great stop!

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