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Decorah is in Northeast Iowa.


Decorah is home to Luther College, an undergraduate school of approximately 2500 students. It is also notable for its Scandinavian heritage, present in institutions such as the Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.

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  • Fancy Pants, 411 W Water St, +1 563 382-8898. Fancy Pants sells a mix of apparel and novelty gift items. Many items, such as their t-shirts and prints, reflect tongue-in-cheek Iowa and Midwest pride (for instance, a shirt that reads "Don't Meth with Iowa").


  • Ruby's Restaurant and Catering, 120 East Water Street, +1 563 382-2558. Along with typical American breakfast and lunch items, Ruby's serves Norwegian specialties like lefse and rommegrot. They also sell homemade bread and preserves. $5-$15.



  • Magpie Coffeehouse, 118 Winnebago St, +1 563 387-0593. Magpie Coffeehouse offers a full range of coffee, espresso and tea drinks, along with breakfast and lunch menus. Lunch is not served on Sundays.


  • Roscoe's.



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