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Julien Dubuque Monument

Julien Dubuque Drive, Dubuque, IA
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Nice river view

Free parking about 2 blocks from the monument, OnStar takes you there easily with monumnet address... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Beautiful trails

While visiting family in Platteville, my husband and I decided to find some hiking trails to the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
n.w. indiana
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Julien Dubuque Drive, Dubuque, IA
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

Free parking about 2 blocks from the monument, OnStar takes you there easily with monumnet address. Nice river view, no admission cost.

Thank jaspermunch
Reviewed 3 May 2017

While visiting family in Platteville, my husband and I decided to find some hiking trails to the check out...so glad we found these. Quiet, scenic, and some, somewhat rugged...which we like.

Thank tncshaw
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The views of the river are wonderful. Learn a little history while you're there. There is plenty of parking and areas for a picnic. Enjoyable for all ages.

1  Thank Go2FunFood
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The monument for Julien Dubuque is also his established grave site here. It sits on the top of the Hill, above Catfish Creek and the railroad runs north and south, just down below it. You can see IA, IL & WI from here. Enjoy the...More

Thank cindyoberfoell
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Short walk, and a beautiful view with history of the area and the origin!! Julian Debuque is buried here and lovely view.

Thank sue d
Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is a quick drive up Julien "Dubuque Drive so worth going just for photos. There is level ground so even wheelchair can make it.

Thank USA35805
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A part of the Mines of Spain State Park bearing the name of the man who came down the Mississippi and mined lead in the Catfish Creek area of the park. The monument stands on a bluff high above the river and honors one of...More

3  Thank Daniel P E
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Short walk from parking area to burial place of Julien Dubuque. Nice view of Iowa and Illinois across the Mississippi River.

Thank Skip510
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Very nice monument overlooking the river and the backwaters. A short walk on a concrete path with benches for relaxing and enjoying the view.

1  Thank hannahandclaire
Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had taken a river boat ride and noticed a "castle" looking building high on a bluff and asked what it was. We were told it was Julien Dubuque's burial. We asked how to get there. We were told it was in the Mines of...More

2  Thank 4grandtravel4
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