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Wonderful Park

We had a good time at this park. The grandkids got to get their feet wet and had a hike up to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kingsland, Georgia
Beautiful little waterfall.

Beautiful little waterfall but really is just as pretty at the bottom as hiking to the top. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patti G
Pine Island, Minnesota
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203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101-1339
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a good time at this park. The grandkids got to get their feet wet and had a hike up to the top of the cliff. No facilities, but there were picnic tables available.

Thank medicrick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful little waterfall but really is just as pretty at the bottom as hiking to the top. We only did one trail not sure if there was more. Pretty park

Thank Patti G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun, quick stop. We got to climb the water fall, including a couple of small caves. Learning that the waterfall used to have a grist mill (with photos posted) was neat too.

Thank Amanda O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Parking is right at the base of the falls and you can climb up beside the falls themselves ... or climb up a very solidly constructed stairway up the hill to the top where the falls originate. There were quite a few kids wading in...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A peaceful location in the forest near Decorah. Beautiful waterfall, with hiking opportunities. Parking is very limited, may want to consider stopping during non peak times.

Thank 2-Lane-Traveler
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

These falls are quite beautiful and a quick walk from the parking lot. We took the hike to the top and we're not disappointed!! A must see if visiting the area!

Thank deenakr
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place to go! And cool little bridge. Great trail to get to top of waterfall. Water is so clear and cold.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

I loved this waterfall and the surrounding woods; it was so beautiful! It was not crowded when we went, only one other couple, so we got easy access to it and walked around easily. Didn't quite make it all the way to the top of...More

Thank DawnB1014
Reviewed 18 July 2018

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
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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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Teresa R
11 August 2018|
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Response from Jen C | Reviewed this property |
We brought ours to the falls.
Lois V
24 March 2017|
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
10 August 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