E.B Lyons Center is fully open!
Addition to EB Lyons Interpretive Center- Thank you to all that made this a success
Grand Opening of the E.B. Lyons Interpretive Center at the Mines of Spain State
Recreation Area on Sunday, September 26 from 2 to 5 p.m.
The public is invited to the Grand Opening of the expanded E. B. Lyons Interpretive
Center at the Mines of Spain State Recreation Area on Sunday, September 26 from 2 to
5 p.m. The Center is located at 8991 Bellevue Heights Road in Dubuque. The event is
sponsored by the Friends of the Mines of Spain and the Iowa Department of Natural
The $1.8 million expansion doubled the size of the center, adding an auditorium for
programs and events, a biology lab for school programs, a library for reference and
educational materials, and new exhibits interpreting the science and history of the
The free family oriented event will also include informational booths, new gift shop, live
music, family fun and educational activities. A presentation about the project will be
given at 2 p.m. For more information, call 563.566.0620 or go to www.minesofspain.org
See Our Video Presentation
About the Mines of Spain
New EB Lyons Plans:
Addition Upper Level PDF
Addition Lower Level PDF
Addition Elevation PDF
The Friends of the Mines of
Spain and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources are proud to announce
its plans to build a 6350 square foot addition to the EB Lyons Interpretive
Center. With previous growth in program numbers and attendance a need
for the addition has been recognized. The two story addition will add
much needed space for conferences, programs, dinner, meetings and office
space on the upper level and nature labs and storage on the lower level.
The Durant Group of Dubuque has designed the addition to complement the
current structure. The project has received the approval of the Iowa Department
of Natural Resources and the City of Dubuque's Park and Recreation Department.
Funding will be from private donations, foundations and grants.
We will gladly send you out a donation form.
Request a form by E-mail,
just enter your name and address here and we will send one
Printable donation form here
You can donate directly to the Mines of Spain Expansion Project by using Paypal:
About the Mines of Spain
Download the ExpansionPowerpont Presentation
(Caution this is a large file 45MB)
Download it as a self running presentation (45MB also)
of The Mines of Spain, Dubuque,
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