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East Iowa

You won't believe your senses. Baseball players that materialize from cornstalks. A riot of color born aloft on the wings of butterflies. The soulful rhythms of jazz and blues - the river's own music. And to toast it all, a glass of award-winning Iowa wine.

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Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is the oldest theater in Dubuque and was built in 1889-1890 at an estimated cost of $65,000. Done in the Richardsonian architectural style, the original facade consists of St. Louis brick facing with Bayfield red sandstone trim. Dubuque'

Dubuque, IA Opera Houses

Schuetzen Park Historic Site

This site holds many special memories for generations of local German-Americans and other area residents. In 1870, the Davenport Schützengesellschaft (later called the Schützen Verein) created this "Schützenpark"

Davenport, IA Historic Sites

Inwood Wood Carving Exhibit

See many forms of woodcarving: clocks, figurines, chains, decoys, toys. See carved pieces of a full-size carousel; view an American Indian artifacts display, the 12 apostles and Iowa's largest carved clock.

Dyersville, IA Exhibits

Vander Veer Botanical Park

Historic botanical park with conservatory and growing house, outdoor gardens, fountains, and sculpture. Nationally recognized rose garden and Hosta Glade, and the largest public rose garden in the Quad Cities. Admission fee for conservatory only.

Davenport, IA Botanical Gardens

River Music Experience

Immerse yourself in the roots of music with over 5,000 square feet of interactive audio-visual exhibits, multiple theaters, educational displays, and live music performances. In downtown Davenport on banks of the Mississippi River.

Davenport, IA Exhibits


Swing of the Quad Cities Baseball

Minor league baseball at the historic John O'Donnell Stadium in downtown Davenport. Enjoy 70 home games during the 2005 season.

Davenport, IA

Rhythm City Casino and Blackhawk Hotel

Enjoy more than 1,000 slot machines, 19 table games, and two restaurants. End your day in one of our comfortable rooms or suites.

Davenport, IA Casinos



Bickelhaupt Arboretum

View 14 acres of labeled trees, shrubs and perennials. One of the top 10

Clinton, IA Arboretums

Hurstville Interpretive Center

Experience nature at this 70-acre complex that includes a wetland, reconstructed prairie, roadside viewing platform, trails, and bird blind. Inside the center, visitors will learn about their natural surroundings, find out more about the 1800

Maquoketa, IA Nature Centers

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