The bluff country of Northeast Iowa is remarkable in so many different ways. Heralded for undeniable scenic beauty, Winneshiek County and Decorah also offer a plethora of things to do, see and experience. Whatever the season, whatever the reason; your stay is sure to be unforgettable.

Rooted in Agriculture

Seed Savers Exchange Heritage Farm

The headquarters of Seed Savers Exhange, a national non-profit with the mission to save and share heirloom seeds.

* Explore heritage gardens and orchards

* Learn how to grow food and save seeds

* Shop for seeds, garden tools, books and gifts


Iowa's Dairy Center

Not only a working farm, but a tourism facility where you can learn about modern dairy farming.

* Milking parlor

* Robotic milking system

* Freestall barn for housing of cows

Women Only

Spend the day, the weekend shopping Decorah's one-of-a kind stores. From Modish, women's fashions for the trend setter to American art at Agora Arts to state-of-the art kitchen ware at Ace Kitchen Place. Check out the array of …

Bringing the best to life.

"How can a documentary film festival be fun? The Oneota Film Festival is a load of fun: visiting new places, meeting new people with different ideas and experiences, and discussing a broad variety of ideas with filmmakers and fellow a…

Kayaking the Upper Iowa

"Kayaking the Upper Iowa River is one of the things I love about Winneshiek County." Meg Storkamp

A Decorah tradition

My favorite food is pizza and my favorite place to eat pizza in Decorah is Mabes. Mabes has been around forover 60 years.. When I lived out of town and would come home to visit I would ask to go to Mabes because I missed it. Th…

Downtown Decorah flavor

"One of the reasons I love Arthaus is that this dynamic little shop is energizing downtown Decorah." Carolyn Corbin