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5 Ways to Cool off this Summer

When the temps rise, cool off #WhereIowaStarted

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Slip and Slide

With over 25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark fun, Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark is the perfect place to cool off this summer. Slides, a lazy river, and water activities are available at this riverside property.

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Creek Stomping

The age-old debate… is it crick or creek? Either way, lots of fun will be had at Swiss Valley, including stomping around Catfish Creek after a day of hiking through this 65-acre park.

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Paddle Along

Bring your kayaks along for the journey and put in at one of the 5 points of the Dubuque Water Trail - A.Y. McDonald Park, Schmitt Island, American Trust River’s Edge Plaza, Massey Marina Park, or the Mines of Spain.

Download a map of the Water Trail

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Tasty Treats

There isn’t anything as tasty as an ice-cold ice cream cone on a hot day. Sweet Dreams, Beechers, and Betty Jane Candies all serve up delicious cold treats throughout the summer months. Looking for something different? Try gelato at The Sorpresa Gifts on Main Street, voted best place for a sweet treat in Dubuque.

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Get on the Mississippi

Whether you are a passenger or captain, getting on the river is always a great way to unwind and cool down. Rent a pontoon at American Marine or take a ride on the American Lady!