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Mines of Spain Recreation Area

8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
+1 563-556-0620
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Hikintg trails and beautiful views

Beautiful views of Mississippi River and Dubuque. Learning opportunity, bird watching and hiking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good hike, Great view!

This whole area of the US has it's own kind of beauty! This park offers some nice old low cliff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
+1 563-556-0620
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful views of Mississippi River and Dubuque. Learning opportunity, bird watching and hiking. Great nature attraction.

Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This whole area of the US has it's own kind of beauty! This park offers some nice old low cliff hiking along the river with great views of the Mississippi and surrounding area. Great for the family, or a picnic. Theirs also some history for...More

Thank Leftoverstardust
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hiked several trails of various lengths and difficulty. Beautiful area. Well maintained trails. Mostly grass paths. There is a paved path near the interpretive center that is partly handicap accessible and features information about various local tree species. Highly recommended.

Thank Robin E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park There are all kinds of trail (some easier than others) and is extremely photogenic! There is no where in this park that you won't get great pictures. Enjoy the beauty!

Thank carolpovolish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The canyon in this park is breathtakingly gorgeous, in part because it's unexpected. Climb up to the overlook to see the river, and drive to the Julien Dubuque Monument for some Dubuque history and a closer view of the city.

Thank LindaSueSulzdorf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great park along the Mississippi with great views! Don't miss the Horseshoe bluff area (the Grand Canyon of Dubuque), it is amazing!! Beautiful park!!

Thank JohnnyChicago1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

With no fee to enter, and early and late hours, there are miles of forest and prairie to wander to your heart's content for any nature lover. This is a great retreat for an afternoon hike, jog, or bike ride, or even have a little...More

1  Thank TJBramble
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lots of trails to explore and a good visitor center which explains the history of the area. Don't miss the bird watching area in the back of the visitor center.

Thank Connie C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Truly an amazing view great place to take pictures and hike and also some historical sites to see make sure to bring your camera

1  Thank Jesse R
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great hiking, running or casual walking. Views of the river are great. Lots of trails, picnic spots and countryside. This is a great spot for all ages. There is at least one spot to launch a canoe. There is plenty of parking all over the...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do I understand there is a place to kayak in this park? On a creek?
4 August 2016|
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Response from Daniel P E | Reviewed this property |
YES, on Catfish Creek . Talk to people at park office. Dan Ernst
Marilyn H
Hi..What are park hours & do they have BBQ areas?
29 May 2016|
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Response from Daniel P E | Reviewed this property |
The park hours are uncertain, because we rely on volunteers and can not get adequate funding from the State of Iowa. We do have outside cooking facilities through out the park but I do not know if barbecue is referring to a... More