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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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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

Grant Wood Art Gallery

Gallery in downtown Anamosa features historical photos of Grant Wood and his artist colony, along with books, prints, posters and notecards of Wood and his art. Short film on his life and art. Changing display of American Gothic caricatures.

Anamosa, IA Galleries

Young Historical Museum

Century-old residence built of native limestone has 10 rooms and is furnished with fine antiques and turn-of-the-century items. It features a fine collection of china and Parian ware.

Bellevue, IA Museums


Edinburgh "Ghost Town" and Museum

The original site of the first county seat of Jones County from 1840-1847 includes 12

Scotch Grove, IA Museums

River Cruises

Overnight, round-trip cruise from Le Claire to Dubuque and back, with meals, lodging and entertainment.

Le Claire, IA Cruises

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


Clinton County Historical Society Museum

Learn the story of early Mississippi-area settlers and the local lumber business. Period furniture and rare manually-powered fire engine.

Clinton, IA Museums

National Farm Toy Museum

Newly-expanded museum has two floors with 30,000 farm toys and trucks on display. Diorama illustrates the history and importance of agriculture. Theater offers 10-minute movie.

Dyersville, IA Museums

Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino

Play 1,000 of the newest and most popular slot machines. Live greyhound racing from May through October; simulcast races year-round. Restaurant, banquet facilities, concessions, bar.

Dubuque, IA Casinos

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