Mayo Clinic Health System - Decorah Clinic Physicians
Decorah , Iowa's 8,500 residents take pride in the quality of their educational facilities. Luther College, a liberal arts college with 2,400 students, is ranked one of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the country. Decorah's public school system is regarded as one of the finest in Iowa.
Decorah is located just 75 miles from Rochester, and 150 miles from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is situated in a valley framed by hills, limestone bluffs and rugged cliffs. Rivers, parks and spring-fed streams contribute to the natural beauty of the area. Outdoor recreation opportunities, including biking, canoeing, hiking, trout fishing, hunting, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing abound in Decorah.
Decorah has a strong Norwegian heritage, and is home to the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, the country's oldest and largest museum devoted to one immigrant group. Each summer the community celebrates its heritage with Nordic Fest, a celebration filled with Scandinavian crafts, art, food, folk music and dancing.