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Mines of Spain Recreation Area

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Address: 8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
Phone Number: +1 563-556-0620
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Great natural trails

Awesome views of the Mississippi River, trails that go on and on and are usually not very crowded. Many levels of difficulty for all ages. Fall is the best time to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome views of the Mississippi River, trails that go on and on and are usually not very crowded. Many levels of difficulty for all ages. Fall is the best time to visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot of hiking to be had here, and lots of treasures to discover. The best part is looking over the Mississippi, with Dubuque in the background. It's a great way to start a Saturday in fall.

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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy hiking around and getting a little local history to boot, this place is a must. It has great views of the Mississippi River along with many trails to hike.

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Palatine, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Terrific visitor center is staffed by delightfully knowledgeable people and informative exhibits. The park has well maintained scenic roadways that make the points of interest accessible to everyone. Great hiking trails that have a good variety of lengths and levels of difficulty.

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Wapello, Iowa
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Although we didn't get to spend much time or experience the whole area like we would like to have had but what we did see was great! Julien Dubuque's grave and Monument overlooking the Mississippi River was fantastic. It was a great tribute to a great explorer of the area. It appears there are lots of good hiking trails in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Seeing the grave of Julien Dubuque is a quick and easy site for visitors. Great for overlook of the river

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We are a hiking family from New Mexico and had to do a hike while we were in Dubuque. The Mines of Spain does not disappoint! Great trails and fabulous views. It is especially lovely this time of year with the trees turning colors. We will return when we visit again next year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a hike with Mississippi views from the bluffs. Some slightly challenging rock climbing. Uncrowded and tranquil, even on a Saturday afternoon!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We enjoyed our short visit and the beautiful view from the monument. However, the information center was not open and it was still early in the season and early enough in the day. We had a hard time figuring out how to get around the park. I think they should keep some staff at the center until at least 5... More 

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near Milwaukee, WI
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Besides the monument honoring Julien Dubuque, this area offers views of the MIssissippi River plus areas just to hike. We were lucky enough to see several artists doing plein air work.

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