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5 Ways to Cool off this Summer

When the temps rise, cool off #WhereIowaStarted

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.

Swiss Valey

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. ? @largirl

Guy Kayaking on Catfish Creek near Dubuque, Iowa

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. ? @betsyophoto

Download a map of the Water Trail


Tasty Treats

There isn’t anything as tasty as an ice cold ice cream cone on a hot day. Ice Cream You Scream, Beechers, and Betty Jane Candies all serve up delicious cold treats throughout the summer months. ? @beechers_icecream1691

American Lady Cruise Dubuque

Get on the Mississipp'

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! ? @chocolabbymama