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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 course for beginners!

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... read more

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

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

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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 

Delray Beach florida
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
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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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