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Dunnings Spring Park

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Address: 203 Quarry St, Decorah, IA 52101

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Not to be missed in Decorah!

This is a hidden gem, not to be missed. Any time of the year should be okay. As someone else said, there's no toilet facilities, so, take care of that before you go. Thirty... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty. No hike/walk. Cute picnic table near spring. Small area. Check it out if in then, don't come here just to see it.

Thank JamaalAllan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is a hidden gem, not to be missed. Any time of the year should be okay. As someone else said, there's no toilet facilities, so, take care of that before you go. Thirty minutes to an hour should take care of your visit. Parking can be a problem at times, but it's not impossible. It's a great place to... More 

Thank Iowa-Tom
Sturgeon Bay, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A fun place, especially in spring (fast flowing spring/creek), summer (picnic area) and fall (great colors)! Close to town, easy to find and get to- some climbing (optional).

Thank Dave C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I've repeatedly come back to Dunnings Spring Park. Cool water is refreshing on the hottest days, and one can (carefully) walk and scramble up the creek, the waterfall's edge and eventually into the cave where the spring pours out of the rocks. It's unique to have a clear and clean natural spring that you can get right into! Nearly everyone... More 

Thank Christian F
Marion, Ia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife & I visited here, a beautiful fall day. A lovely waterfall here. A little hike up the stairs to see the water coming out of the buff but worth the effort. They are in the process of building a stone bridge across the stream. It will be an exact copy of the original bridge. Several nice hiking trails... More 

Thank John A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The falls are somewhat hidden in town but one you find them, it's a wonderful little place. There are trails all around the falls, including a natural trail right up the side. They aren't too difficult for beginners or children. The water is typically ice cold, coming from the ice caves, and absolutely clear. A nice spot for hiking and... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Loved seeing the waterfall, and the surrounding trees were really pretty with all the fall colors. We enjoyed taking the trail to the top of the falls.

Thank stephslove
Luverne, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This is a neat place. You can see the waterfall and that itself is handicap accessible but the rest is not. There are many stairs to get to another view and they are tough. These are the only "paved" trails so to speak. Neat but difficult to get around. They are also doing work on a bridge so there are... More 

Thank soulseekingsociety
Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We had some time after biking the Trout Run Trail. Decided to check out this park near downtown. Had no idea what to expect. After a brief walk along the spring we encountered the falls. It was absolutely beautiful and not what we anticipated in the bluffs surrounding Decorah. If you're in the area ... by all means duck in... More 

Thank hskrguy
Bates City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a hidden Jewel! Super place to take a lunch with at least 2 picnic tables. No restroom facilities though. Great for photo ops.

Thank ckhouse

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