Decorah, population 8,000, is a warm and vibrant town that offers plentiful recreation, a charming downtown, natural beauty, and a close-knit community—all while providing the conveniences of a city many times its size.
Decorah is a popular destination in northeast Iowa for many reasons, including:
Public transportation serving the area includes commercial airports in Rochester (Minn.), Waterloo (Iowa), and La Crosse (Wis.); a municipal airport in Decorah; and train and bus depots in La Crosse (Wis.).
Decorah was featured in Smithsonian Magazine's annual list of the 20 best small towns to visit in America, as well as being named in Forbes "America's Prettiest Towns" list. Check out the latest Decorah feature from Iowa Public Television.