The One Small Town In Iowa With 3 Waterfalls You'll Want To Visit
The Hawkeye State is known for plenty of good things, but waterfalls aren’t necessarily one of them. It’s not that we don’t have any waterfalls in Iowa, we just don’t feel the need to flaunt them. But trust us, they’re there! That said, if you want the most bang for your buck when it comes to waterfall viewing, you can catch three beautiful cascades in one small town, all located within a twenty-minute drive of each other. This season, check out this unique trio of waterfalls in Decorah.
Have you ever seen any (or all) of these beautiful Decorah-area waterfalls? Do you have any pro tips for visitors looking to make the most of their visit?
If you’re a waterfall junkie, then you’ll want to add a few more Iowa waterfalls to your journeys! We’ve dug up nine hidden waterfalls in Iowa for you to check out this season.
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Waterfalls in Decorah & Related Info
Are there any waterfalls in Iowa?
Unbeknownst to many, there are dozens of waterfalls in Iowa! Fortunately for visitors and locals alike, many of these gorgeous cascades are located within Iowa’s lush state parks and are easy to access and enjoy, although the state has plenty of waterfalls tucked away that take a bit of hiking to reach. From roaring cascades to tiered river falls, some of the prettiest waterfalls and waterfall parks in Iowa are:
- Backbone State Park Spillway, Dundee
- Beed's Lake Spillway, Hampton
- Beulah Spring Falls, McGregor
- Big Springs Park, Guttenberg
- Bridal Veil Falls, Pikes Peak State Park, McGregor
- Briggs Woods Waterfall, Webster City
- Duck Creek Waterfall, Bettendorf
- Dunning’s Spring Falls, Decorah
- Ledges State Park, Boone
- MacBride Falls, Solon
- Malanaphy Falls, Decorah
- Siewers Spring Falls, Decorah
- Union Grove Lake Waterfall, Gladbrook
- Willow Creek Waterfall, Mason City
Of course, Iowa’s prettiest waterfalls are at their best when enjoyed after heavy rain or during the spring. Plan your visit ahead of time to experience each of these waterfalls at their most spectacular!
What are some of the most beautiful places in Iowa?
Iowa is full of stunning and photo-worthy sights, both natural and man-made. While not a complete list, some of the most beautiful places in Iowa include small towns, lush state parks, backroads, and hidden geologic gems: