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Address: 104 East Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Phone Number: 563-382-8786
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping

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Lovely gift shop with very unique hand made items.

I stop here every time I have reason to take my daughter back and forth to Luther College. They have a great selection of handmade items - furniture, pottery, earrings, and more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Minnesota
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I stop here every time I have reason to take my daughter back and forth to Luther College. They have a great selection of handmade items - furniture, pottery, earrings, and more. I almost always leave with a pair of unique earrings, and occasionally a piece of pottery for a gift.

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Denver, CO
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48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

They always have so many fun things to look at! This time we bought several items, including one very large piece. The owner (I assume) helped wrap it up with a lot of bubble wrap and made sure it was safely put in our vehicle. It made it home (across country) just fine! We always shop here!

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Iowa City, IA
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254 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Lots of Story People items by Brian Andreas. Plus pottery, jewelry and a helpful staff person. Liked the variety, location and support of local artists.

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

With a combination of the art of about (50) artists from painting, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, glass, and so much more you have to check this place out! Upscale. Friendly owner and staff. Unusual, high end pieces. We wanted almost everything! :)

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Decorah, Iowa
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68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a very unique store with jewelry, prints, hand made and painted furniture, Story People prints and more. It is a bit pricey but inexpensive gifts are also available. The merchandise is so unique and very unusual and you will not be disappointed.

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Decorah, Iowa
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232 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is not "just another" gifty store with the usual array of "stuff" some owner loads up on at a wholesaler. Many original pieces, the "Story People" collection, fun items of all kinds. We bought an artist's rendering of a moose head that we had coveted for several years before we "bit the bullet" and bought it. Its now one... More 

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I live in Decorah, and this is one of my favorite spots for unique gifts. It's also a favorite for family and friends who come to visit; no visit is complete until they've gone to Agora!

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Ossian, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Loved the unique selection of locally crafted art and gifts! Ranging from sculptures to jewelry beads. The items are a bit pricey, but some things get your attention with their rarity and you can't pass them up. And Hey! who doesn't want to support local art?

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Park Ridge, IL
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110 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Agora features works in all media by a variety of artists. It is fun to just go and look at the unique items they display, which they do beautifully. The store is technically in the Winnishiek Hotel, a lovely historic hotel, but you enter the store from Water Street, not the hotel lobby. The staff is really nice as well.... More 

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Deocrah, Iowa
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84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2010

one of the best stores ANYWHERE. Agora features gorgeous jewelry, beautiful (and functional) pottery, original sculptures, clever prints and paintings, and much more. From inexpensive gifts (the $9 wooden bud vases are a personal favorite) to hand-made, one-of-a-kind furniture, you will fall in love with this incredible store. Gail has fabulous taste, and you can be sure that everything she... More 

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Address: 104 East Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101
Phone Number: 563-382-8786
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Decorah
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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