Iowa July 17, 2017
The Incredibly Unique Park That’s Right Here In Iowa’s Own Backyard
Iowa is rich with beautiful parks and places to relax and enjoy nature. This incredibly unique park is right here waiting for you to visit.
Eagle Point Park on Iowa's eastern border is one of the most spectacular and unique parks in the Midwest. It overlooks the Mississippi River and Lock and Dam #11.
You'll get a tri-state view of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The address is 2601 Shiras Avenue, Dubuque. Take Rhomberg Avenue north to Shiras Avenue. From there, go west on Shiras Avenue to the park entrance. Admission is $1 per car.
The guide at the entrance provides park maps, suggests places to stop, and explains the roads within the park.
Eagle Point Park is open from the 1st Saturday in May to 4th Sunday in October; Sunday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
This place is definitely a must-see if you are visiting the area!
There are plenty of areas where families can picnic and grill. For larger groups, private pavilions are available to rent. It's easy to spend the day here just exploring the park and taking in the magnificent views.
The park offers various Wright and prairie-style architecture structures built in the 1930s using native materials by local craftsmen.
Established in 1909, the park is over 100 years old, and it's magic runs strong.
For the adventurous or athletic, you can ride a bicycle or hike from downtown Dubuque along the paved Trolley Line Trail and into the park.
No matter how you get here, be sure to bring a camera.
There are many structures like this amazing bridge to see within the park.
Natural displays, man-made features like this waterfall, and various wildlife keep things interesting.
The park also offers modern amenities like picnic tables, barbecue grills, tennis courts, a kid-friendly spray pool, playgrounds, horseshoe courts, a band shell, and restroom facilities.
There's a lot to take in at Eagle Point Park.
This is a great place to gather with friends and family. Be sure to see the Mathias Ham House constructed in 1839, the quiet lily pond, and the many structures built by the Works Progress Administration during The Great Depression.
Where is your favorite park in Iowa? Tell us about it in the comments.