The Highlandville Schoolhouse, built in 1911, is a venue for dances and community events throughout the warm months of the year (April-October). Old-time dances have been taking place here for 35 years! Foot-Notes, a Scandinavian/folk band hopes to continue making use of the building in the years to come. Please join us!
Bear Creek Cabins & Campground is a wonderful place to stay when visiting the area. Check out the photos of their site by clicking here.
Descriptive Driving Directions from Decorah (about 13 miles):
Take College Drive to Locust Road (W38) - Follow Locust Road about 9.4 mi. (going northeast) until you come to the intersection with A26 at the Locust church & school (there is a sign indicating Highlandville) - Turn right (east) onto A26 and follow for a little over 2.5 mi. to the intersection with A24 just before the Big Canoe Church - follow the turn left (north) onto A24 and follow for a little over 1.5 mi. to Highlandville - Drive all the way through Highlandville, past the Highland General Store and over the North Bear Creek bridge (you'll see the schoolhouse on your left as you cross the creek) - The schoolhouse driveway is to the left, just beyond the bridge.
Note: We recommend you keep in mind the fact that there is no running water at the schoolhouse, and that the restroom facilities consist of outhouses. There is a working refrigerator (ancient) at the schoolhouse for keeping beverages cool.
photo credit - Otter Dreaming