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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




Buffalo Bill Cody Homestead

One of the homesteads of the Cody family, built of stone in 1847 by Buffalo Bill's father. View restored home, stagecoach and buffalo.

Princeton, IA Historic Homes

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

Mississippi River-themed indoor waterpark, with 25,000 square feet of family fun. Indoor/

Dubuque, IA Water Parks

Basilica of St. Francis Xavier

Also known as the pope's church, this fine example of true medieval Gothic architecture was designated a basilica in 1956. Home to 5,000 parishioners, it has 212-foot twin spires and 64-stained glass windows.

Dyersville, IA Historic Churches

Fenelon Place Elevator

Also known as the Fourth Street Elevator, this is the world's shortest, steepest scenic railway. Erected in 1882, the lift is 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189

Dubuque, IA Historic Buildings

Antioch School

Artist Grant Wood attended Antioch School from first to fourth grade. Built in 1874, the building has been restored to Wood's era. Local artists'

Anamosa, IA Historic Schoolhouses


Buffalo Bill Museum/The Lone Star Steamer

Tribute to legendary native "Buffalo Bill" Cody, as well as a memorial to American Indians, pioneers, and steamboat days. View the "Lone Star Steamer, " the last wooden-hull sternwheeler and a National Historic Landmark. Learn of Professor James Ryan, inventor of the "black box"

Le Claire, IA Museums

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