Decorah, Iowa

In Decorah, you'll find a second home. You can take advantage of the area's natural beauty with a walk along Trout Run Trail, a paddle down the Upper Iowa River, and so much more. You can also check out local attractions, enjoying live music downtown and exploring the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, to name just a couple of the many activities found in Decorah. Eating out with family and friends will be yet another adventure as you sample the variety of food choices Decorah's restaurants offer - including global flavors that are often locally grown!


Close connections with the residents of Decorah provide a sense of community that's hard to find anywhere else! Events like the bi-weekly farmers market and the annual Oneota Film Festival are great opportunities to meet and talk to a variety of people. You'll also find students volunteering to help elderly residents with spring yard work, involving themselves in internships with local businesses, and teaming up for some friendly competition on trivia night.

Not to Brag...

Decorah has been featured in several magazines, including: