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Dunnings Spring Park

203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101-1339
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Must see!!

Dunnings Spring is always a must visit. Nice little park with streams to wade in and a beautiful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Erica C
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Amazingly beautiful

Dunnings Spring is a Decorah landmark. It is easily accessible; you can practically drive right to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruby F
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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  • Average4%
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“hidden gem” (9 reviews)
“spring park” (10 reviews)
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203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101-1339
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Reviewed yesterday

Dunnings Spring is always a must visit. Nice little park with streams to wade in and a beautiful waterfall. You can view the waterfall from the bottom or choose to hike up to the upper viewing platform.

Thank Erica C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dunnings Spring is a Decorah landmark. It is easily accessible; you can practically drive right to it if it's not too crowded. Great photo opp's, and a nice "hike" up the stairs to see it from the top. There is signage explaining the history of...More

Thank Ruby F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Decorah, this scenic and peaceful area is a must-visit. Bring your hiking shoes and camera! Cool spring-fed waterfall is gorgeous. A new (2018) hand crafted stone bridge crosses the spring to the stairwell climb.

1  Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfall. Short distance from town. There are a couple trails you can hike and a cave nearby. The road to the cave is currently closed but it’s a short walk from the barriers. Trout fishing nearby.

1  Thank aschindel17
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth your time if you are in the area. It is gorgeous. We walked up the stairs to where the water comes out and it is so neat to see. So calm and peaceful. If you can, go see this. Small park...More

Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a prettty little waterfall & a must-see if you visit Decorah. It is just a short couple of blocks from a main road. There is very limited parking, although more is available just across the street to the entrance of the park. It...More

1  Thank Momof3inIA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I recently visited three waterfalls in the Decorah area, and the waterfall here was our favorite. There is parking right at the falls, or just a short drive away if the lot is full. The site has benches to relax on and...More

Thank Connie R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely small park. Great on a hot day, the coolness radiating off the rock face was wonderful! Shady hiking.

1  Thank Jen C
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice park to spend a short visit. We wish it offered more trails, but the waterfall is quite picturesque. Well maintained.

2  Thank Elisha K
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Reviewed June 5, 2018

Free! Just what my cooped up boys needed was a stream and some rocks! So pretty and FREE! Bring extra clothes so you can wade hike and explore

Thank Chris L
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Lois V
March 23, 2017|
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Response from zoeandjack | Reviewed this property |
No charge, the road to the waterfall is blocked off due to some rebuilding they are doing. Just park in the lot across the highway and walk in. It is rough surface (gravel) road. Probably 3/10 of a mile to the bottom of the... More
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Alp2785
August 9, 2016|
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Response from Alp2785 |
Go east on Quarry Road, from the intersection of College Drive and Quarry Road in Decorah, for 0.4 miles. Turn left onto the single-lane road with a small sign "Dunning's Spring" and continue .1 mile to the parking and... More
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Twitchyguy419
July 2, 2016|
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Response from Captain Z | Reviewed this property |
There is Hutchinson Camping ground if you prefer full immersion. Which is located about ten miles out of town on the Upper Iowa. On the edge of town however there is the Pulpit Rock RV park. This place too offers a... More
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