State parks, camping, hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking are all at your fingertips in the Tri-State area. A multitude of scenery is waiting for you to capture. Stunning views from bluffs overlooking the river valley, rolling hills, picturesque farms, and beautiful parks are what make the Tri-States such a camera-ready destination. Take some time out of your day and take in the beauty of the Midwest.
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    American Lady

    Located on the waterfront of Catfish Charlie’s Restaurant. Sightseeing, lunch, happy hour cruises, dinner cruises, wedding events, group parties, theme cruises and private charters available through early November, weather permitting.

    1630 East 16th Street, Dubuque, Iowa, 52001
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    Crystal Lake Cave

    In 1868 lead miners drilled 40 feet into the ground to find traces of a rich lead vein. In this process they found very little lead, but instead discovered a natural geological wonder of matchless beauty. In 1932, the late Bernard Markus, (one of the original lead miners), opened the cave to the public, naming […]

    6684 Crystal Lake Cave Road, Dubuque, IA 52003
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    Dubuque County Conservation

    The Dubuque County Conservation Board consists of five County residents who are appointed by the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and given, by terms of the State Code of Iowa, the responsibility “…to acquire, develop, maintain, and make available to the inhabitants of the County [and its visitors] public parks, preserves, parkways, playgrounds, recreation centers, […]

    13606 Swiss Valley Road Peosta, IA
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    Dubuque River Rides

    The SPIRIT is a replica of a century-old Mississippi River steamboat with decorative smokestacks, a scalloped canopy over its open-air deck, Victorian red and gold decor throughout the enclosed dining salon. The gangway and dining area are handicapped accessible for standard wheelchairs. Climb aboard The SPIRIT, a replica of a century-old Mississippi River steamboat with […]

    500 East 3rd Street Dubuque, IA
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    Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

    Explore Everything Eagle Ridge Has to Offer In 2014, Midwest Living rated Eagle Ridge one of the “45 Midwest Resorts We Love.” Set in one of Northern Illinois’ most beautiful and secluded locales, the 6,800-acre Galena Territory, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a truly one-of-a-kind getaway that blends country manor-style luxury and sophistication with […]

    444 Eagle Ridge Drive Galena, IL
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    Galena, Illinois - VisitGalena.org

    It doesn’t take long to figure out why Galena is the second most visited city in Illinois. Chicago takes the No. 1 spot but Galena is a lost-in-time hamlet that lures visitors with its more than 100 mom ‘n’ pop shops on Main Street, hillside homes and buildings, 75 percent of which are listed on […]

    123 North Commerce Galena, IL
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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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