Highlights of Dubuque, Iowa
Mines of Spain State Recreation Area
A 1,387-acre national historic landmark encompasses soaring limestone canyons, dense old timber and the Mississippi River backwater of Catfish Creek. The Mines of Spain State Recreation Area maintains 12 miles of hiking trails and 4 miles of ski trails. Among the areas to explore: A bird-and-butterfly garden, woodland flower gardens, a historic farm site and the 1897 Julien Dubuque Monument (left) (563/556-0620; minesofspain.org).