Iowa Nature, Waterfalls July 04, 2016
10 Unbelievable Iowa Waterfalls Hiding In Plain Sight… No Hiking Required
While Iowa is not known for its mountains or rugged cliffs, there are quite a few waterfalls throughout the state that will take your breath away with their peaceful, natural beauty. Check out these 10 spots to get totally zen.
1. Dubuque Arboretum Japanese Garden Waterfall
This immaculate garden of peace and beauty features a stunning waterfall that’s worth the trip.
2. Dunning’s Spring Falls, Decorah
This area in northeast Iowa is full of natural beauty. When you’re done enjoying the falls, you can stop in Decorah and eat at one of their amazing restaurants.
3. Siewer’s Spring Waterfall, Decorah
A great spot for trout fishing on Iowa's second-largest spring.
4. Richmond Springs, Backbone State Park
This is just one of the lovely spots you can visit in Backbone State Park.
5. Cedar Falls Park, Cedar Falls
Stroll along the river and soak in the soothing sounds of these falls over the dam.
6. Wapsipinicon Park, Anamosa
Stand on the bridge and look directly over the water rushing over the dam. Then, explore the rest of this beautiful park, including the upside down bridge.
7. Wapsipinicon Feed Mill and Dam, Independence
Come for the water, and stay for the Wapsipinicon Mill Museum. This historic attraction became operational in 1854 and was used at first as a flouring mill. It is now home to tours and events mid-May to mid-September.
8. Boone River Waterfall, Webster City
Boone River Waterfall is a place of natural beauty and aquatic biodiversity. Soak in the waterfall and enjoy the plant and wildlife.
9. Willow Creek Waterfall, Mason City
This spot is sure to fill you with peace and tranquility. While it is on private property, you can view it from a bridge on East State Street that overlooks the waterfall.
10. Malanaphy Falls, Decorah
Malanaphy Spring Falls is sure to inspire with its green, lush beauty.
For more Iowa waterfalls, check out The Ultimate Iowa Waterfalls Road Trip.