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Mines of Spain Recreation Area & E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center
8991 BELLEVUE HTS Dubuque, Iowa | Map It Driftless Area Visit Our Website Email Us 563.556.0620 563.556.0620
Hours listed are for park. Interpretive center vary. Please call 563-556-0620 or check our Facebook page for more information. The Mines of Spain Recreation Area and E.B. Lyons Interpretive and Nature Center are located on 1,439 acres of beautiful wooded and prairie land just south of Dubuque. The area has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and includes Julien Dubuque's Monument at a point just above where Catfish Creek meets the Mississippi. One of Iowa's "Watchable Wildlife Areas," it features the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center which serves as the Visitor Center and the Park Office. Come see the Horseshoe Bluff Interpretive Trail, the 15 acre wetland, creeks, forest, prairies, cropland, meadows and the Mississippi River from a bald eagle's view. Picnic with us, go for a hike or cross country ski on one of our many trails and maybe you will capture a glimpse of a song bird, bobcat, red-shouldered hawk, flying squirrel, white-tailed deer, wild turkey or various butterflies along the Mississippi River Bluffland. E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center and one outdoor trail are handicap accessible. Check social media for updates and changes.