Lions Park is certainly a destination worth seeing.
Decorah, 130 miles (209 kilometers) outside of the state capital, Des Moines, is where you will find it.
There aren't that many accommodation options if you want to stay within a short commute of Lions Park. The closest one is the Best Rest Inn & Suites, which is just 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away.
If you need a little interlude from exploring Lions Park, take the short walk to Gus And Tony's Town House Cafe for a strongly brewed cup of coffee. If your belly's making noises, you can head to Godfather's Pizza Express, also nearby. You know it's the right time to enjoy a drink or two when dusk starts to fall. Ask the bartender for your favorite beer or wine at Top Hat Tavern, just a hop, skip and a jump away.