Nature

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Nestled between limestone bluffs and the mighty Mississippi River, Dubuque’s natural landscape is full of wonder. In the warmer months you can hike, bike or paddle the many trails, take in the breathtaking views, or sail above the trees in a guided zipline tour. The winter months offer plenty of options for sledding, skiing, snowboarding, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing and rinks for ice skating.

Top Active-ities in Dubuque

1 – Number One on our list is the Sky Tours Zipline – Enjoy a two-hour guided tour of Historic Union Park that encompasses all nine of the ziplines. Bonuses of the visit include a guided hiking tour out to the ziplines, you will be able to explore the heights and sights of the ‘Ruins of Union Park’ and will ride nine zipline courses within a span of two hours. CLIP, GRIP & ZIP, it’s their motto.

2 – Fever River Outfitters – Stand Up Paddleboarding. We’ve heard it’s a great way to get on the water and you will see the river from a whole new angle. Paddleboarding has caught on in recent years.

3 – Team Building Blocks Rope Course – Whether it’s a corporate outing or a casual group, accept the challenges that Team Building Blocks has to offer. Originally started as a corporate team building complex, they now welcome all groups with open arms.

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National Mississippi River Museum & AquariumNature Attractions

The animals, culture and history of our rivers come to life through dynamic exhibits, aquariums, animal encounters, a 3D/4D theater, William M. Black dredge boat and more on this 10-acre ... Read More

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Crystal Lake CaveNature Attractions

Nature’s Masterpiece of an underground menagerie of crystal formations. Guided cave tour (about 45 minutes) consists of history of cave and how many cave formations come to form.

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Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical GardensNature Attractions

The Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens is home to two rose gardens, a Japanese garden, 18,000 Hostas, Dwarf Conifers, an English formal garden and thousands of flowers.

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Dubuque Water TrailNature Attractions

Travel by canoe or kayak between A.Y. McDonald Park and Massey Marina Park. Access the 9-mile trail at: A.Y. McDonald Park, Schmitt Island, American Trust River’s Edge Plaza, Massey Marina ... Read More

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Eagle Point ParkNature Attractions

Eagle Point Park is one of the most outstanding parks in the Midwest. 164 acres overlook the Mississippi River and Lock + Dam #11, providing a spectacular Tri-state view of ... Read More

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Four Mounds Ropes CourseNature Attractions

Serving Dubuque and the Tri-States for 25 years, the Four Mounds Ropes Course is still an innovative vanguard for adventure sports. Our High Ropes Course incorporates a zipline, a 3-sided ... Read More

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Sky Tours ZiplineNature Attractions

Fly over the Union Park valley through the trees on nine different ziplines ranging in length from 250′ to over 1,000′. A 2-hour guided experience.

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Sundown Mountain ResortNature Attractions

Family owned ski and snowboard resort. Winter Wellness programs designed to encourage health and fitness. Sundown enhances physical skills and self awareness, while creating understanding of winter activities.

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