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Mines of Spain Recreation Area

8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
+1 563-556-0620
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I love this place

Awesome park to have in Dubuque. Lots of trails to hike with good variety. You'll see a lot of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Will H
Dubuque, Iowa
Lovely park

Enjoyed our visit to this park. Beautiful views of the river & the city of DBQ. Hiking trails take... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kirsten B
Grimes, Iowa
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8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
+1 563-556-0620
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome park to have in Dubuque. Lots of trails to hike with good variety. You'll see a lot of people there on weekend afternoons, but even then you can find empty trails if you know where to look; hike out to the south end on...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to this park. Beautiful views of the river & the city of DBQ. Hiking trails take you deep into the woods where it is quiet & lushly green. Unfortunately, inadequate funding from the state means some of the trails are not being...More

Thank Kirsten B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only spent a short time here and got the lay of the land. Will certainly be back to hike and explore. Advise having insect repellant.

Thank Cytraveler26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beautiful woodland park is just south of Dubuque, but worth a quick visit if you have time and a car. The view over the Mississippi is wonderful. The simple memorial to Julian Dubuque, the first European to arrive in this area, is sadly somewhat...More

Thank mmbcross
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a great place for going hiking or walking especially is you love nature! But there is a few cliffs so I would be careful

Thank Kylee123486
Reviewed 1 July 2017

So many different things to wonder around and look at here. The bluffs have history behind them, and it's neat reading up on it. The views of the river are beautiful, and there are usually different wildlife to see. There is a reason you always...More

Thank Casey N
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We quite enjoyed doing some hiking here! We parked a bit away from the Julian Dubuque memorial so as to hike up there, but you can absolutely drive close to it. There was a good amount of hills, so be forwarned if you decide to...More

Thank hddonoho88
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We hiked Horseshoe Bluff with kids. It's a perfect hike for families. Don't miss it! You can see the river, rocky cliffs, many birds, and more. It only took us about 45 minutes.

3  Thank Amy R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Beautiful views of Mississippi River and Dubuque. Learning opportunity, bird watching and hiking. Great nature attraction.

2  Thank IllinoisKate1
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This whole area of the US has it's own kind of beauty! This park offers some nice old low cliff hiking along the river with great views of the Mississippi and surrounding area. Great for the family, or a picnic. Theirs also some history for...More

1  Thank Leftoverstardust
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Daniel P E | Reviewed this property |
YES, on Catfish Creek . Talk to people at park office. Dan Ernst
Marilyn H
29 May 2016|
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Response from Daniel P E | Reviewed this property |
The park hours are uncertain, because we rely on volunteers and can not get adequate funding from the State of Iowa. We do have outside cooking facilities through out the park but I do not know if barbecue is referring to a... More