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Decorah Trip Guide

In the state’s northeast corner, Decorah (population: 8,200) has deep Norwegian roots and some really good restaurants.
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    Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum claims to be the most comprehensive museum in the United States dedicated to a single immigrant group.
    Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum
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    Gardens, a visitor’s center and abundant garden supplies await visitors at Decorah’s Seed Savers Heritage Farm.
    Decorah’s Seed Savers Heritage Farm.
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    Downtown Decorah boasts local shops hidden under rows of nautical striped awnings.
    Downtown Decorah

What to do

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum With more than 24,000 artifacts and 16 historical buildings, the Vesterheim claims to be the most comprehensive museum in the United States dedicated to a single immigrant group. (563) 382-9681; vesterheim.org

Where to eat

McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita Their specialty is thin-crust wood-fired pizza. Try the Thai Kickin’ Chicken or Greek pizza, but be sure to get good directions to this secluded restaurant. (563) 382-4723; mcdolcevita.com

Rubaiyat Local flavors in creative dishes star at this elegant establishment. Save room for one of their fabulous desserts. (563) 382-9463; rubaiyatrestaurant.com

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Company Enjoy a hand-dipped cone or milk shake on the balcony overlooking Water Street. (563) 382-1242
 

T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grill The bar is known for its peanut butter cheeseburgers, but you’ll find plenty of other options, too. (563) 382-5970; tbocks.com

Where to stay

B&B on Broadway Victorian charm reigns here. Luxe baths and a central location make this an easy choice. Breakfasts include caramel French toast. From $110. (563) 382-1420; bandbonbroadway.com

For information: Winneshiek County Convention and Visitors Bureau (800) 463-4692; visitdecorah.com

 

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