Great for the tourist view of the Mississippi River at the Julien Dubuque Monument. The nature center is small but informative, currently undergoing renovations, though. There is a trail of old buildings with a small chapel-like building on the side of a hill. Very charming and picturesque. Don't miss that. Also, do not miss the Horseshoe Bluff trail. It's like a mini Grand Canyon. I had no idea, and walked the first few minutes on the trail, expecting just your average walk in the woods thing, until we got to the top and saw the small but gorgeous canyon down below. It took our breath away! You then hike to the bottom, then across, then along some waterways before returning back to the beginning. So many Dubuquers never even heard of it, and it is one of the most beautiful sites I've seen in the area. Trails can be flat, the one UP to the monument is short, but steep, a nice little challenge. You can also drive up to it if hiking isn't your thing. Some of the other prairie trails are so quiet and peaceful. Very restful.
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