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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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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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We attended with our 4-H club. Most of the members have never zip lined so this was a great experience. I was amazed on how much we learned about the history of Union Park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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Olin, Iowa
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Olin, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We attended with our 4-H club. Most of the members have never zip lined so this was a great experience. I was amazed on how much we learned about the history of Union Park. Excellent tour guides that are full of energy and a lot of fun! We will definitely go again and have been spreading the word.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

I was terrified to zip line but told my husband I would for our ten year wedding anniversary. The ladies were amazing and very encouraging. They were also very fun and entertaining. I had a blast thank you so much. Will totally come back. Rebekah

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We had a blast on our zip line tour. There were 9 different lines thru the woods, very beautiful scenery. The guides were great and patient, too. I would highly recommend this and am looking forward to going again next year!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I brought my mom and two of my nieces to Union Park to try zip lining for the first time. There are 9 zip lines and they gradually get higher and longer. The staff was friendly and they really made our experience fun! We all loved it and we are very glad we went!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Sky tours is a zip line experience in Dubuque, IA. It was a lot of fun in a beautifully wooded atmosphere. The guides were very friendly and helpful and provided interesting information about Union Park. I am 45 and I took my 3 teenagers (ages 17, 15 & 15). We all really enjoyed it. It was my first time zip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

What a blast! Our first ziplining experience. Staff was great from initial call to inquire thru the time we drove out of the lot after our tour. Very well organized, extremely focused on safety and making the experience enjoyable for everyone. Serica and Kenzie were awesome, confident, knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved it!

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

Happy 50th and thanks for spending part of the day with us. Serica and Kenzie are two of the best guides anywhere - thanks for recognizing them! More 

Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We know that travelers have choices and we strive to offer both a safe and exciting environment. Thanks again for the business! More 

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

Thanks for not letting a little rain spoil your fun. We do our best to get every tour off as scheduled as long as weather factors allow us to do it safely. Thank you too for recognizing the commitment to safety. It is very important to us. More 

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

Thanks for recognizing our staff. They are really what make the adventure unique. We appreciate your business and are really happy that you enjoyed the experience! More 

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

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

Thanks for taking the time to review Sky Tours. We know it can get hot out there - thanks for noticing the water stations. Bailey and Krista are great - they make it fun but safe. Thanks again for coming to Sky Tours. More 

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