This Offbeat Iowa Town Dazzles Visitors With Its Edgy Vibe

There’s an hour’s drive between this town and the Interstate highway. It’s nestled in the rolling hills of Iowa’s Driftless Area, and it has only 8,000 residents. More than half of the town belongs to the local food co-op, and they have a passion for nature, craft beer, and their beautiful small town.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Let’s be clear that the businesses and locations featured here are a small snapshot of the total beautiful picture that is Decorah and the surrounding area. There are many more amazing restaurants, wineries, incredible parks and recreational areas, not to mention the Upper Iowa River, in this stunning area of Iowa where more than 90% of the land surrounding the town is agriculture.

Decorah and the surrounding areas are worth the trip. Have you visited? What’s your favorite Decorah destination?