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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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tour guides-Jake and Freddy

The zip lining was loads of fun! We can't wait to do it again! Our guides, Freddy and Jake were awesome! Thank you!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Suzy R
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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my daughter and granddaughter here. They had a lot of fun. My daughter has been ziplining in several other places and ranks this place near the top. There is a lot of history of the area, too, that you learn about while doing the lines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The zip lining was loads of fun! We can't wait to do it again! Our guides, Freddy and Jake were awesome! Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty Camp-like setting in a hidden gem of green space tucked between the bluffs. Signage is not large and you could miss the entrance, but no worries, traffic isn't so busy that you can't turn around. After all, this is IOWA! The young guides are very well trained, well mannered and obviously love what they do. There are some very... More 

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Waterloo, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This was AWESOME! If you haven't been here- What are you waiting for?!?!? We had beautiful weather and a small tour group. I had not ziplined before, so was pretty apprehensive prior to starting. The tour guides- Joel and Serica- were AWESOME! They took care of everything- setting up all the equipment, helping us stop, and providing great history (and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

It was my first time but they made it very simple and fun. The staff is great they shared a lot of history and were entertaining

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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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Illinois
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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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