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Mines of Spain Recreation Area

8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
+1 563-556-0620
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A hidden gem!

Living here in Dubuque, people tend to take for granted the amazing natural beauty we have right... read more

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csschmitz3
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Dubuque, Iowa
hiking area

My wife and I wanted to get some exercise while staying in Dubuque for the night so we went to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben H
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Dade City, Florida
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8991 Bellevue Hts, Dubuque, IA 52003-9214
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"julien dubuque"
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"interpretive center"
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"nature center"
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"great hiking"
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"great place to hike"
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"hiking trails"
in 9 reviews
"catfish"
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"eagle scout"
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"mississippi river"
in 34 reviews
"paved path"
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"entire weekend"
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"amazing trails"
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"lead mining"
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"beautiful area"
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"bird watching"
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Reviewed today

Living here in Dubuque, people tend to take for granted the amazing natural beauty we have right here in our backyards - we were one of them, until the past several years! The Mines of Spain is one of the most spectacular places in our...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I wanted to get some exercise while staying in Dubuque for the night so we went to the mines to do some hiking. The bugs were a bit annoying but the trails were well marked and had been kept up. There is...More

1  Thank Ben H
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

One of the best places in the dubuque area to explore . comfortable shoes are needed . they have awesome exhibits all child friendly a good place to go if you love nature, the trails make it a good place to run or jog and...More

2  Thank danigirlluv
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is a must see if you are visiting the Dubuque area. Catfish creek is great for fishing and kayaking or canoeing. Miles of hiking trails also easy to drive around and enjoy the sites to! More important is the historical significance of the mines....More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My kids and I made a random trip to Dubuque and googled a few things to do. We love hiking and the outdoors so made the Mines of Spain a to do. It was pretty cold the day we went so we took the hike...More

1  Thank Robin G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This was a fun hiking spot for us with an elderly dog. Many of the trails were too steep for him because of steps to climb, but we did find several that met his needs perfectly. We were pretty isolated so could walk at any...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

The park has an excellent blend of great trails and terrific views of the Mississippi.The hike to the castle is steep but the view from the top is well worth it. The trails were well maintained and easy to follow.

Thank R0gerT99
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The Mines of Spain are not to be missed. Ever. Regardless of the Iowa weather the Mines provide varied walks, hills, streams and the Mississippi River.

1  Thank AlanPhyllis
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Went there on a sunny but brisk February Saturday morning. Went to the vistor center and was disappointed that they were closed. Still explored the immediate area and hiked many of the trails. Saw 6 different Bald Eagles on our various hikes, saw a cool...More

Thank Patrick H
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views of the Mississippi river. The Julian Dubuque monument is a must see. We hiked some of the trails that had very nice views. It is a gorgeous area.

Thank Tanya K
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Response from Daniel P E | Reviewed this property |
YES, on Catfish Creek . Talk to people at park office. Dan Ernst
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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
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