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Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp

11764 John F. Kennedy Road, Dubuque, IA 52001
563-484-4248
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Ranked #1 of 12 activities in Dubuque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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South Amana, Iowa
2 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

While my wife and I were planning our trip to Dubuque, I came across these TripAdvisor reviews. I almost passed it over thinking, "Isn't it too flat in Dubuque to zip line?", but then I saw that every single review was 5 stars (or circles, I guess)! How could we pass that up? I booked over the phone with Glory.... More

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Davenport, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a must do attraction if your in the Dubuque area. This was a first time experience for myself, my Son(10) and Daughter(12). It takes about 2 hours to complete the course, with minimal hiking between some of the zip lines. John and Nate were the best guides you could ask for. They were fun but did not let... More

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Grundy Center, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I surprised my wife for her birthday and booked a zip line tour on Saturday afternoon. I am not the adventurous type while she certainly is. I was nervous as we sat and waited to begin but after I made the first "flight" I was hooked. My wife an adrenaline junkie and she certainly got her fix. Our tour guides,... More

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Des Moines, IA
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22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had so much fun doing this. The staff was completely competent and helpful and patient. Everything is simple, but it is explained clearly, so if you are nervous, it's OK. The guides were interested in our reactions and wanted us to have fun. You get started on two short runs to get you used to the take off and... More

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Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This was truly a great experience...beautiful scenery, knowledgeable, gracious staff, completely safe, and an exhilarating experience. A large group of women from our local YMCA went together and all were pleased with our day. Nine lines were available. Only a few steep hikes getting to some. All in all, I would recommend this attraction to everyone, young and old.

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New Hartford, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I made a visit to Sky Tours at the YMCA Union Park Camp in Dubuque, IA back in September 2013. I should have completed this review a few months ago, but the trip is still fresh in my mind because it was so much fun. Neither of us had been zip lining before so we weren't sure... More

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