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. Description:  Main building is 1877 hotel, now an immigrant museum, restored stone mill, two log house, log school, blacksmith shop, others
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523 W Water St
PO Box 379
Decorah, IA 52101
Phone 563 382-9681
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
 May - Oct (includes outdoor exhibits) 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5 9-5
 Nov - Apr 10-4   10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4
Season Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
As of SEP 2006




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What kind of visit you can have:  The main building, which houses the museum, is an 1877 hotel.  On the grounds are a restored 1851 stone mill, and various Norwegian and Norwegian-American buildings on the grounds.  Extensive library and ship gallery.
Big Events: Nordic Fest (Jul); Syttende Mai (May), Scandinavian Food Fest (Oct) Suggested Stay:
Period 1851-1929 Type of Site Museum, building collection
Buildings: 1851 stone mill, 1880 log school, 1860 water power grist mill, log houses, drying shed, several houses, church, 1859 general store
Interpreters: Craftspeople:
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Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Restaurant  Dayton House Norwegian Cafe
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours

Vesterheim Museum Store

Norwegian crafts

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Porter House Museum   Details are on the way, but in the meantime, you can find addresses, descriptions, URLs and more at our sister site,  
Hoslett Museum of Natural History    


Luther College Fine Arts Collection      
Outdoor Recreation  

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Decorah IA  52136
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