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Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp

Address: 11764 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563-484-4248
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Ranked #1 of 18 Activities in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: A nine zipline canopy tour built over the hills and valleys of historic Union Park, an early 1900's...
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Owner description: A nine zipline canopy tour built over the hills and valleys of historic Union Park, an early 1900's formal park and gardens. Ziplines range in length from 300'-1,000'. Includes four modest hikes over game trails and includes a dual 800' zipline which allows riders to race over the valley floor. The concluding zip, over 1,000 feet long, literally drops out of the sky. Open to the public daily from May through October with advance reservations.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our family decided we wanted a great adventure for our family reunion.. What a great one we had! The bluffs was beautiful..The history of the park was so interesting and well explained. The crew that took us spent time with each of us to guide us to the next line ensuring we enjoyed each trip down the lines.. We had... More 

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northwestern illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Spent the afternoon with my two teenage daughters and had the time of our life. Guides where great!!! They are very safety conscientious and shared the history of the park. The nine lines where awesome. We will be returning to do it again.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
32 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

the natural bluffs near the Mississippi make a perfect setting for this zip line. 9 different lines during our experience. wonderful guides, very safety conscientious. Will definitely recommend.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Enjoyed a fantastic afternoon with Sky Tours. The staff there really made this a great experience. They take care of everything so all you have to do is zip and enjoy.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I brought two twelve year-olds to this experience, without really telling them ahead of time that it was multiple zips, through a park setting. It was a great surprise for them AND a lot of fun for all of us. We were properly secured, slowed at the landings and given a superb history of the park, as well. It was... More 

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Randolph, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our group of 3 had an awesome time! Our guides, Jon and Maria, were the best. Very informative and lots of fun. A definite "must do" again adventure.

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South Amana, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was our first experience zip lining and we had a great time! Our family of four took the two hour drive to spend a few hours getting some much needed time away for fun and relaxation and we definitely got it here. Since none of us had done this before, we were a bit nervous, but they helped us... More 

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Galena, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A friend wanted to zip line and since this one is in our backyard we went for it. She had never ziplined before and I had only one other experience in Guatemala, so this was a very different kind of experience for both of us. Our guides Kelsey and Susan were great. They did an excellent job of explaining how... More 

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West Burlington, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was our second time at Sky Tours. This time, we brought our teenagers and my brother and his wife. Everyone enjoyed it. We had a beautiful day and a wonderful time. Our guides, Nate and Susan, were a lot of fun and did a great job. They give breaks along the tour and provide water, so no need to... More 

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Clear Lake Iowa USA
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9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We stayed a few days in Dubuque and decided to try out the Zipline course. I was quite nervous since I am afraid of heights, but I had so much fun. You start on a bunny type hill where you can just walk off and zip. Then you go thru 9 total zip-lines. After a few zips, you have to... More 

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