Introduction to Decorah, Iowa
Day Family was the first settler in Decorah in 1849. A large number of Norwegian settlements in the past years made Decorah famous as a Norwegian - American culture center. The city was named in the honor of Chief Waukon Decorah, who was a Winnebago and cooperated with the American settlers during the Black Hawk War.
Decorah and nearby Attractions
- Vesterheim Norwegian - American Museum
- Mary Christopher Park
- Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
- Winneshiek County Fairground
- Olson Hall
Things To Do In Decorah
Tourists can visit several parks including the Mary Christopher Park, Will Baker Park, and Dunnings Spring Park. Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum is also a popular tourist destination. You can visit the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Farm Park at Decorah, and the Porter House Museum if you area interested in the area's history. Fort Atkinson State Preserve offers a number of recreational facilities. Every year various festivals like the Winneshiek County Fair and the Nordic Fest are hosted by Decorah.
La Crosse Municipal Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Decorah Higher Education
Luther College is located in Decorah. The other colleges and universities that provide higher educational facilities include Northeast Iowa Community College - Calmar, Upper Iowa University, and Winona State University.