Even if your trip is all week long, it would be difficult to see everything the Tri-States has to offer! There is entertainment for everyone from casinos to museums, to tours of the historical society. Local artists from the Tri-State offer their unique perspective and compositions. Beautifully groomed hiking trails are waiting for you to explore. Many have journeyed, established, and left their legacy in the here. Come to the Tri-States to find what inspires, awakens, and warms your heart. Come and see what the beautiful Midwest is all about.
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    Green County Tourism

    Smile, and say cheese! You’re in southwestern Wisconsin’s Green County – famous for Swiss heritage and ethnic cuisine, colorful festivals, and tasty local brews perfectly paired with award-winning cheese. With two trails and mile after mile of paved back roads, Green County offers the best biking in the region. The scenery along the way? Cows […]

    1016 16th Avenue Monroe, WI
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    Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park

    The Hennepin Canal played an important role in the history of commerce and industry in the United States, as a result the entire canal is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Rock Falls is the starting point of the Hennepin Feeder Canal which supplies water to the greater Hennepin Canal. Today the […]

    East 2nd Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071
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    Hidden Valleys of Southwest Wisconsin

    Here are just a few activities and attractions to enjoy in the Hidden Valleys Area: Biking, Hiking, Skiing, Eagles, Bird watching, Fishing, Canoeing, Shopping, Meetings/conventions, Rails to trails, Birding, Mississippi River, River Boats, Museums, River Tours, Southwest Wisconsin, Star Spangled Celebration, Center Color Fiesta, Frank Lloyd Wright, Richland Center, WI HS Rodeo Finals, Country Living […]

    Richland Center, WI
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    Jackson County Historical Society

    The Jackson County Historical Society was founded April 25, 1903 when prominent citizens in the county met in Maquoketa. The nine men were: George L. Mitchell, businessman Harvey Reid, businessman, county treasurer, and local historian J.W. Ehlers W.C. Gregory, realtor James Fairbrother H.S. Littell Dr. A. B. Bowen D.A. Fletcher Will Cundill, legendary photographer They […]

    1212 East Quarry Street Maquoketa, IA
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    Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum

    Lock and Dam #10 was completed in 1937. Located at Guttenberg, Iowa on the mighty Mississippi, this lock and dam system is still in operation today, ensuring a river channel depth of nine feet. Between 1938 and 1973, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers required the dam’s lockmaster and assistant lockmaster to live on site, […]

    10 Lock & Dam Lane Guttenberg, IA
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    Mathias Ham House

    Capture the flavor of life along the Mississippi during the golden era of steamboating. Mathia’s Ham, one of Dubuque’s earliest entrepreneurs, built his estate in 1856 predominately through his lead mining endeavors. The stately country villa stands today as a living reflection of its wealthy builder. Inside the homes elegant American and European furnishings exemplify […]

    350 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA
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    Muscoda

    Muscoda, which means “Prairie of Flowers,” is a growing community of almost 1,300. Located in the heart of the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway and nestled in the corner of three counties – Grant, Iowa & Richland – Muscoda, Wisconsin is conveniently located at the junction of Hwy 80 and Hwy 60. If you are traveling […]

    206 North Wisconsin Avenue Muscoda, WI
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    Mystique Casino

    Unlimited Casino action! The action of nearly 1,000 slot machines. The challenge of 19 table games and the thrill of live racing. Please come join us at Champagne or Bon Appetit for a delicious bite to eat. We have it all.

    1855 Greyhound Park Road Dubuque, IA
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    National Brewery Museum & Library

    The National Brewery Museum™ and research library preserve the rich history of America’s breweries through the preservation of brewery memorabilia and advertising. Changing displays will highlight various breweries and collectibles. The Potosi Brewing Company Transportation Museum tells the story of how an industrial building on the Great River Road made use of the river, the […]

    133 North Main Potosi, WI
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    National Farm Toy Museum

    The National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville, Iowa, “The Farm Toy Capital of the World,” is the place to visit! With thousands of toys, exhibits, and displays scattered throughout, the Museum lets visitors discover how farming has changed throughout the years and the history of the tractors that help make successful harvests happen. The Museum […]

    1110 16th Avenue Southeast Dyersville, IA
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    National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

    An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits & stroll through the wetland and boatyard. Tour the William M.Black dredge boat and visit the other steamboat artifacts. Open Daily. The William Woodward Discovery Center This center is the national headquarters for the Mississippi River and is the only facility of its kind in […]

    350 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA
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    Northwest Territory Historic Center

    Ronald Reagan loved his home town of Dixon, Illinois. In the early 80′s President Reagan made one of his return visits to Dixon. The townspeople had begun to restore Reagan’s boyhood home on Hennepin Avenue. Noting a need for assistance, Mr. Reagan called his close personal friend, Norm Wymbs, and asked him to help the […]

    205 West 5th Street Dixon, IL
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    Old Blacksmith Shop

    Filled with tools and equipment from its 100 year history. While the shop is a museum (complete with gift shop), forges are totally operable and blacksmiths are on duty during the season. Check out our well-stocked Gift Shop filled with things made by our blacksmiths and also our local foundry, and they do beautiful custom […]

    211 South Bench Street Galena, IL
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    Old Jail Museum

    The jail was built in 1857 and is a rare example of egyptian revivalist architecture. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is also an official National Landmark. The Old Jail Museum exhibits some of the Dubuque County Historical Society’s most unique and interesting artifacts. It’s one-of-a-kind collection pieces include the […]

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    Pendarvis Historic Site

    Greeted by a knowledgeable guide outfitted in period attire. Wander on a terraced hillside dotted with stone-and-log built by Cornish lead miners in the 1840s before Wisconsin statehood. Located in Mineral Point, WI, learn about the 1840’s lead mining boom that brought immigrant miners from Cornwall, England to settle in Southwest Wisconsin. See how miners […]

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    Potosi-Tennyson Chamber of Commerce

    Nestled beside the scenic Mississippi River, on the Great River Road, the Potosi/Tennyson community was founded on mining and farming. With tourist destinations, excellent schools, and small town values, it is a great place to live and visit. When you’re here, you’re home!

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    Rural Route 1 Popcorn

    History of RR1 Popcorn Rural Route 1 Popcorn got its start in 1983 as a result of an experiment that turned into an opportunity to diversify and explore a new production crop. Biddick, Inc. (formerly Trelay Farms, Inc.) of Livingston, Wisconsin, has been a producer of seed corn since 1906 when the founder, Elmer Biddick […]

    101 Highway 18 Montfort, WI
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    Sinsinawa Mound

    The Mound, the highest point in Grant County, is home to the Dominican Sisters and is open to the public as a retreat/conference center. The Book & Gift Gallery store features baked goods, unique gifts and home decor.

    585 County Road Z Sinsinawa, WI
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    Swindler's Ridge Museum

    Located on the town’s Main Street, Swindlers’ Ridge Museum is home to artifacts and historical memorabilia from Benton and from the surrounding area. Included is memorabilia from the lead-mining industry that once was so prevalent in and around Benton. The museum is open from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. every Saturday, Sunday, and Monday between […]

    25 W. Main Street, Benton, WI
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    The Dowling House

    Galena’s oldest house, Dowling House, was built in 1826 by John Dowling. Built of limestone, it was once the only trading post in the city. The Dowling House was equipped with primitive living quarters and hosted many fur traders in years past. Tour guides provide a complete history of the development of the City of […]

    220 Diagonal Street, Galena, IL 61036
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    Travel Dubuque

    Experience the magic of winter along the Mississippi River! Ski the slopes a top the historic bluffs that surround Iowa’s oldest community. Try your luck at state-of-the-art casinos or spend the day getting pampered at a posh spa. Discover the wonder of the majestic Mississippi through interactive displays and live animals at a Smithsonian affiliated […]

    300 Main Street, Suite 120 Dubuque, IA
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    Union-Hoermann Press

    Union-Hoermann Press was established in 1894. That’s right, 1894! Our customers come in all shapes and sizes — from John Deere and McGraw-Hill, to the corner flower shop. Union-Hoermann Press has always been focused on you, the customer. Our experienced Print Consultants take the time to discuss your projects with you, and provide a wealth […]

    2175 Kerper Boulevard Dubuque, IA
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