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Sky Tours at YMCA Union Park Camp

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Address: 11764 John F Kennedy Rd, Dubuque, IA 52001-0104
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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Great and fast fun, even for rookies

Had a great trip with two very knowledgeable and funny guides. I'd never zip lined before but they were very helpful and helped put you at ease. You progress over a series of nine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Zachary K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great trip with two very knowledgeable and funny guides. I'd never zip lined before but they were very helpful and helped put you at ease. You progress over a series of nine zip lines, with the easiest up first. You'll want to be comfortable with heights as one lands and departs from a pretty tall tower. Overall this... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My entire family (22 of us) went ziplining together. This was one of the best ways to enjoy family vacation! We had four tour guides, who were all amazing. I know one was Jake. But all four were wonderful! The whole experience was great from checking in, to zipping, to hearing the history of the park. Even though none of... More 

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This was my third zipline experience, after going in the TN Smoky Mountains and in Door Co., WI before. And, this was the best. I went with my 11 year old daughter. The really wonderful thing about this course was how 7 of the 9 lines take off from, and land on, the flat ground, but you still get to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We were staying in Dubuque the night before, and on whim, decided to book a reservation for the next day. Arrived at 10am and were zip lining by 10:30. I'm terribly afraid of heights, but the two students who were our guides were both friendly and knowledgeable and put our fears at ease. If you are afraid of heights, beware... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

We had so much fun on our zip line adventure. The guides Jake and Jon were terrific. I've been on a single zip line before and thought it was boring and wasn't real excited about doing it again. This was so much different and I would recommend to anybody. Lots of history to the area too.

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Davenport, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

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 July 14, 2016

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 July 5, 2016

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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