The Phelps Park Stone Overlook Is A Pretty Little Unexpected Find Tucked Away In Iowa

Every so often those who venture through life with eyes and ears and hearts wide open to the world around them will unexpectedly stumble across some new, beautiful, magical, enchanting place. It happened to Laura Ingalls Wilder, remember, when she found a buffalo wallow on the prairie that was brimming with violets. It happened to Mary Lennox in Francis Hodgson Burnett’s classic “The Secret Garden” when she gained access to that hidden oasis. And it could happen to you, too, if you venture into Phelps Park in Decorah expecting nothing more than a run-of-the-mill city park. Are you ever in for a (pleasant) surprise!

Have you ever hiked any of the stone-lined walkways that lead to river bluff overlooks at Phelps Park? Learn more at the Northeast Iowa tourism website here. For another example of CCC stonework nearby, try a hike up to the Pulpit Rock Overlook!

Address: Phelps Park, 613 Park St, Decorah, IA 52101, USA