Decorah, Iowa: Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

33,000 artifacts in 12 buildings. The most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world -- saved by Norwegian-Iowa farmers who never threw anything away.
Address:
520 W. Water St., Decorah, IA
Directions:
North end of downtown, on the north side of W. Water St. between N. Mill and N. Mechanic Sts.
Hours:
Summer daily 9-5; winter 10-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
563-382-9681
Admission:
Adults $10.
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Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

A complex of 16 buildings, Vesterheim is the country's largest museum dedicated to one single ethnic immigrant group. Like lefse, lutefisk, and rosemaling? Come to Decorah to find out! Beautiful town; wonderful collection of antique folk art.

[Dino Maniaci, 05/22/2004]

Decorah is also the site of the Nordic Fest -- last weekend in July, every year since 1966. Troll walks, hooked rug exhibits, silly hats....

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