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East Iowa, Iowa

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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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

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

Potter's Mill

Iowa's oldest gristmill was built in 1843 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been completely rehabilitated and now is a full service restaurant and bed & breakfast. Self-guided and pre-arranged group tours to see the structure are available.

Bellevue, IA Mills


Mathias Ham House Historic Site

View Italianate limestone mansion, built in 1856 and authentically restored and furnished. Also visit 1833 double log house with hands-on exhibit.

Dubuque, IA Historic Sites


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


Crystal Lake Cave

Take a guided tour through over 3,000 feet of well-lit passageways, showing nature's crystal menagerie and intricate formations. Gift shop and picnic grounds also on site.

Dubuque, IA Tours

Anamosa Penitentiary Museum

Historic stone building on the prison grounds displays artifacts and historical information about Iowa's largest correctional facility.

Anamosa, IA Museums


Mines of Spain Recreation Area

State wildlife area offers 1,387 acres of forest and tallgrass prairie along the Mississippi River. Designated watchable wildlife area and urban wildlife sanctuary with excellent birdwatching. 14

Dubuque, IA Recreation

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