Sampling Iowa

  • Start: Decorah, IA
  • End: Postville, IA
  • Last Modified: 2011-09-13 20:39:34
  • Total Mileage: 61 Miles
  • Number of stops: 8


From Laura Ingalls Wilder's childhood home to the melting pot profile of the region's small towns, northeastern Iowa is as American as it gets. Begin your ethnic tour in Decorah, Iowa, a Norwegian ethnic enclave. The Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum traces Decorah's immigrant roots. Dayton House Cafe specializes in Norwegian lefse and krumkakke. Save room to taste wines at Winneshiek Wildberry Winery. Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder's Decorah home, now a museum, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For a landmark stay, reside at the restored Hotel Winneshiek. Southwest of Decorah is Spillville, Iowa, settled by Czechoslovakians. Ethnic sites include St. Wenceslaus Church, the beautiful Old World Inn, and Bily Clocks Museum. On your ethnic Iowa circuit stop in Potsville, Iowa, a farming community called home by people from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Jacob's Table Jewish Deli & Grocery offers Kosher fare and glatt pastries.

Stop #2:

Winneshiek Wildberry Winery
Decorah, IA

Stop #3:

Laura Ingalls Wilder Park and Museum
Burr Oak, IA

Stop #4:

Dayton House Cafe
Decorah, IA

Stop #5:

Hotel Winneshiek
Decorah, IA

Stop #6:

Old World Inn
Spillville, IA

Stop #8:

Kosher Community Grocery & Restaurant
Postville, IA

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