We left Coralville quite early on Wednesday, June 6 and drove to Dubuque, IA. The drive through the eastern hills of Iowa is quite beautiful. We arrived at the Mississippi River Museum just as it was opening. We saw displays about the American Indians who had lived along the river as well as the European fur trading activities. Fur trading is a great part of the history on the upper river and the lakes in Minnesota, so this was not new.
We did enjoy very much the various fresh water aquariums. Some of the plants and animals are very beautiful.
Another part of the displays is concerned with pollution or prevention of pollution. Here is a photo of a photo in the display.
I also found out I live in a drip code.
We went up to the observation tower and saw a view of the "Illinois Bridge."
This one intrigued me.
And what can we say about the facilities?
We had wandered around for about 3 hours at this point and decided to head for home.
We took Highway 52 out of Dubuque and what a fun road that was to drive, up through the bluffs and many, many curves. If one looks at a map of this road, it can be seen that it looks like a snake.
We came upon a scenic look out and stopped for this view of the river.
Enjoyed our Iowa Adventure very much. Many think Iowa is flat. Hopefully, these adventures change your mind a bit.