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Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp

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Address: 11764 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563-484-4248
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Description: A nine zipline canopy tour built over the hills and valleys of historic...
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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Great zip line!

Had such a great time! It was my first time to zip line. Guides were friendly and professional! Equipment was in excellent condition. Beautiful park with alot of history. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Clinton, Iowa
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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had such a great time! It was my first time to zip line. Guides were friendly and professional! Equipment was in excellent condition. Beautiful park with alot of history. The guides told us the history of the park as we did 9 different zip lines. Some moderate up hill hiking but do able. Reasonable price.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We had a really great adventure. We arrived early so we could bbq some burgers and brats before our tour started. There were plenty of picnic tables. It was raining when we arrived, but the staff kept their eye on the local radar. If lightning was present the tour would be cancelled. As luck shouldhave it, it cleared up and... More 

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My sister and I (ages 63 and 65) went to sky tours to check off zip lining from our bucket lists. From the kind lady who answered my phone call at 9 p.m. to the incredibly patient young men (Kyle and Freddie) who were our tour guides that day, we'd like to give our sincere thanks. It was an experience... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

First I want thak Bailey and Krista for being our tour guides they did a fantastic job. There were actually 9 ziplining situations to go on that's part of the tour which was super awesome. At the base you get all geared up. They also provide water and granola snacks. The water helped out was hot out there. After a... More 

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Delray Beach florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My two twin grand-kids came to visit last year & wanted to try zip lining so we took them to Sky tours & they had a blast. Don't just pop out there. Call & make a reservation so you don't get disappointed as they are pretty busy

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khougham, Manager at Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that we can appeal to everyone - both young and old. Thank you for visiting Sky Tours. More 

Rockwell City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I came for one of the 6 PM zipline tours. It was perfect. It was much cooler during the evening time and with only 4 in our group there was little waiting and we even got to do the last line an extra time. Neither my husband or I had ever ziplined before. This was a great... More 

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khougham, Manager at Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We are truly blessed with wonderful natural surroundings and a great safety-oriented staff. The 6:00 PM tour is the favorite of many for the reasons you described. Thank you for taking the time to comment! More 

Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our two hours zipping on nine different lines. The guides were excellent, the history interesting, the weather perfect, and the scenery beautiful. The age range of participants in our group was teenaged through a 70-something year old grandpa, and it looked like everyone was having a blast. I know the three of us did!

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Decorah, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Three of us spent a morning with two great guides, Nate and Kenzie, zipping through the treetops of the YMCA camp. The camp and zip line are built on the site of an amusement park which closed in 1935; the tour includes lots of interesting stories about the history of the place. The guides calmed any nerves as we learned... More 

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Hinckley, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I were in Galena for our honeymoon weekend and we decided to go into Dubuque for a day and this was our last stop before returning home to pick up our kids and return to reality. The staff were funny and you could tell they really enjoyed what they do, and they were so knowledgeable about ziplining,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This was something I've always wanted to do and I wasn't disappointed. The guides were excellent and the addition of the history of the area really made the difference for our group. The scenery was beautiful and the zipping was excellent. There is talk of them offering tandem zipping for younger kids later this year. If that's the case, we... More 

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Address: 11764 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, IA 52001
Phone Number: 563-484-4248
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dubuque

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