Tourism

Porter House Museum

This Victorian Home built in 1867 is a reminder of the golden age in Decorah history. It is a memorial to lifetime resident Adelbert Field Porter, nationally known collector and naturalist. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. Admission is charged.

401 W. Broadway St.
Decorah, IA USA

Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail

The Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail — not just a great way to get from here to there. A great for walking, roller-blading, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, people watching, bird watching, observing wildlife, enjoying nature and many other great ideas just waiting to be discovered. Bicyclists, joggers, hikers, and cross-country skiers are all invited to use the trail. Snowmobiles are allowed on a restricted basis between Ridgeway to near Cresco only. The small part of Northeast Iowa that you’ll see while on the trail will say it all. We have fresh air, clean water, and open spaces. Discover Iowa. Discover the Prairie Farmer Recreational Trail.


Calmar, IA USA

Seed Savers Exchange & Heritage Farms

Heritage Farm, the headquarters of Seed Savers Exchange, is an 890-acre living museum of our garden heritage located 5 1/2 miles north of Decorah.  Display gardens surrounding the Visitors Center grow hundreds of heirloom fruits and vegetables, while eight miles of hiking trails connect sparkling trout streams, wooded bluffs, heritage pountry, Ancient White Park cattle, and 2
historic apple orchards.

Weekday tours available to groups of 15 or more with advanced reservation. Visitors Center is open 10-5 daily (March-October) and 10-5 Thurs-Sun (November & December)

3074 North Winn Road
Decorah, IA USA

563-382-5990

Siewer Springs State Trout Rearing Station

See trout of all sizes in tanks as they are reared before release into streams. Fish food and trout stocking information is available. Open Daily. Free of Charge

The Decorah Fish Hatchery is located two miles south of Decorah in Winneshiek County. The area is extremely popular among visitors to this scenic region of Iowa. The picturesque limestone office and residence date back to the 1930s as a project of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

2321 Siewer Spring Road
Decorah, IA USA

563-382-8324

Spook Cave

Early settlers of Clayton County often referred to the strange noises coming from a hole at the base of the hill along Bloody Run Creek, but it took Gerald Mielke to make the discovery of nature’s handiwork. These beauties are now available to the public. Guided boat tours tell about the discovery and development of the cave. Formations are also pointed out and described. No walking involved; underground, out of the weather – always 47F.

13299 Spook Cave Road
McGregor, IA USA

563-873-2144

St. Anthony of Padua Chapel

Located a few miles west of Festina, IA off of Hwy 150, the St. Anthony of Padua Chapel or the “World’s Smallest Church” seats 8 people, has a 12 x 16 foot interior, normal sized doorway and pews, and 30-ft.+ steeple. Built in 1886 to honor a mother’s vow to build a chapel if her son returned safely from the Napoleonic War. Privately owned: open during daylight hours. Free. Watch for signs off IA 150 and IA 24


Festina, IA USA

563-382-4022

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery

Experience Winneshiek Wildberry Winery’s country wines featuring five unique varieties. Tour the vineyard and winery and visit the 1,300 square foot artisan shop. Spend time on the spacious outdoor patio or indoor rose garden. You’ll also find wine accessories,walking trails, and over 30 varieties of flowers nestled alond the winery’s landscaping. This 140-year family farm is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a taste of the country.

1966 337th. St.
Decorah, IA 52101 USA

1-888-735-0544