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Way of the Cross – St. Donatus, Iowa

Way of the Cross - St. Donatus, Iowa - The outdoor Way of the Cross is believed to be the first of its kind in the U.S., according to its brochure. Built in 1861 under the direction of the parish’s pastor, Rev. Michael Flammang, the 14 brick alcoves … [Read more...]

Vander Veer Botanical Center And Park – Davenport, Iowa

There have been floral displays in the park in Davenport since the first glass palm house was built in 1897. The park is known for its glorious outdoor gardens. One such is an accredited All-American Rose Selection garden. That section has more than 1,200 … [Read more...]

Union Station and Burlington Freight House – Davenport, Iowa

Union Station and Burlington Freight House - Davenport, Iowa On the National Historic Register these two buildings offer a look at different designs than the modern buildings of today. These two freestanding structures adjoined by a wood post and beam … [Read more...]

Grand Opera House – Dubuque, Iowa

51 private citizens decided to bring live entertainment to the Dubuque, Iowa area in 1889, thus The Grand Opera House Company was formed. The Grand Opera House is the oldest theater in Dubuque, Iowa. It was built in 1889-1890 at an estimated cost of … [Read more...]

Tug Fest – LeClaire, Iowa

Tug Fest - LeClaire, Iowa Join the fun and competition at this annual event. Pulling across the Mississippi River between Illinois and Iowa! It began in 1987, with ten 20-member tug teams pulling with all of their strength on a 2,400 foot, 680 pound … [Read more...]

German American Heritage Center – Davenport, Iowa

Description – This museum and research center is housed in the restored Germania Haus/Miller Hotel, a Victorian structure built in 1868. The hotel had served as a stopping place for Germans emigrating west in the late nineteenth century. Thousands … [Read more...]

The Bix Festival – Davenport, Iowa

The Bix Festival - Davenport, Iowa   This fabulous festival will have your wishing for more jazz! The opportunity to hear the greats and the up and coming jazz musicians is something every jazz lover will treasure from one year to the next. … [Read more...]

GENERAL ZEBULON PIKE LOCK AND DAM – Dubuque, Iowa

Description – This dam, No. 10, is one of a series built on the Mississippi River. It is operated by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineer. It is 4,818 feet in length and contains 16 gates. Complimentary group tours are available on Sunday afternoons. … [Read more...]

Figge Art Museum (formerly Davenport Museum Of Art) Davenport, Iowa

A gift of 334 paintings from Charles August Ficke to the City of Davenport formed the nucleus of the Davenport Municipal Art Gallery's permanent collection when it was established in 1925. The Museum has more than 3,500 holdings in its permanent … [Read more...]

FENELON PLACE ELEVATOR COMPANY – Dubuque, Iowa

Description – This is the world’s shortest, steepest scenic incline railway and it lifts passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. The two cars always leave the upper and lower stations simultaneously, and pass at the midpoint … [Read more...]