Family Getaways are Child’s Play

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Even if summer has been busy, there’s still time for family adventures in the tri-states. Check out these unique opportunities all close by or within a short drive. Families can have a genuine “daycation” before school begins.

Fever River Outfitters

Are you looking for fun-filled outdoor destinations? Fever River Outfitters can be your consultant to when purchasing your next (new or used) canoe, kayak, car rack, recreational trailer, or specialized outdoor gear. Don’t fret on not having the outdoor gear on your next trip, Fever River Outfitters has you covered.

Dubuque Water Trail

Travel by canoe or kayak along the Mississippi River! The Dubuque Water Trail is an 11-mile water trail between A.Y. McDonald and Massey Marina Park. Pick one of the five access points that best fits you and enjoy a day on the Mighty Mississippi!

National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Take a journey back in time to experience the Legend of Titanic like never before. The fascinating exhibit features real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor along with room recreations and personal stories. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime exhibit at National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium!

Matter Creative Center

Are you looking for a warm and inviting space to explore and embrace your creativity? Matter Creative Center is an engaging, hands-on learning adventure built on philosophy that people benefit from the ability to think creatively. Matter’s work today is not only for children, but a chance for you and your little one to be innovative, inventive and passionate. Create a work of art today with your child at Matter Creative Center!

Farm Toy Museum

Can you imagine an entire museum of farm toys and collectibles right in front of your eyes? Hidden amongst the patch worked fields of green and gold, the National Farm Toy Museum has been home to thousands of farm toys and collectibles since 1986. Take a walk through farming history to experience the treasures of the National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville.

Field of Dreams

Is this heaven? No, it’s Iowa. Experience a place where reality mixes with fantasy and where dreams come true at the Field of Dreams Movie Site in Dyersville. The quaint, century-old family farm and recognizable house still ranks as a favorite pastime for all ages. Be sure to watch the Field of Dreams movie before you pack up the car to experience a taste of baseball history!

So pick a day and make some memories worth sharing when the kids return to class.


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