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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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Such a great experience!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Hinckley, Illinois
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Hinckley, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Oskaloosa, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was by far one of the funnest things I've ever done. Tour guides were AWESOME! We took 5 12/13 yr olds and they absolutely LOVED IT! (So did us adults) Scenery is beautiful and neat history story about the property. I plan on going back sometime in the near future!! This Zip Line course puts many of those "commercial"... More 

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Oskaloosa, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We had a wonderful time, the staff were so nice, not only did we have a great time zipping, we were given a bit of history. I would highly recommend this trip!

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Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It would be a shame NOT to have a zip line tour over this gorgeous sharply sloped, deeply wooded former location for an amusement park from the early 1900s. My three sons ages 25, 20 and 13 zipped while my husband and I enjoyed watching and drinking the wooded bluffs. 9 lines with the longest 1035 ft in length flying... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

six of us find places in iowa to go to each year and explore. this past fall was northeast iowa. a friend of mine told me about your place. we reserved, and had the best time we have had in a long while. some in the group were a little hesitant, but all did well for the whole day. none... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Fun and frolic in the trees. Located above old Union Park theater that was demolished in flash food, this attraction was fun and reasonably priced.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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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 Lauderdale, Florida
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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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